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Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Next Ten Big Things

The holidays are over. My birthday has past. The decorations are down.
We're getting settled into a routine with Mom coming home 2 days before Christmas,
complete with the delivery of a hospital bed and medical equipment that took
out the electrical in half the house.
This is Chateau Inferno, not Mercy General.
So in between reveling, unwrapping, rearranging and unpacking,
there was rewiring. And not by me.
We called in the pros.
By now, you probably think I should be doing a little of this.
However, there was THIS.
Oh, and THIS.
The entryway just was NOT accommodating the stuff of six people.
Well it was.
Just badly.
And I cringed whenever I came home or left.
It was truly craptacular.
And we all know what happens when Mom isn't happy, don't we?
Which means the minute the decorations were packed, I made a list and we got busy.
So we're just going to take a few odds and ends, like shelves bought on clearance, scrap lumber, and baskets that have been in storage...
...and start painting.
Easy enough, right?
It's a start.
And we need a whole lot fixed around here still.
So let's get this organization underway, shall we? 
We have a bunch of things prepped and ready to reveal.
What's in store? And what are you looking forward to the most?
1. Two seperate drop areas for coats, shoes and backpacks, minus the eyesore factor
2. A new home office area
3. Dresser redo. Seriously this time
4. Chandelier revamp
5. Recycled hurricanes
6. Did I mention we're buying PAINT this weekend? And not the spray variety
 
7. Fireplace facelift
8. Jewelry station
9. Wallpaper removal
10. Bar makeover
As always, these projects will require a minimal budget, so feel free to play along!
We'll let the cat out starting tomorrow.

16 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh my goodness, you are going to be very busy! It will be fun to follow along with you ~ good luck.(-:

Brandy said...

I need some of your motivation! Box it up and send it to TN! I want to carve out a space for a bench/coat hooks, but no place. And too many 1/2 done projects to mention! Your amazing!

Phyrflie said...

I'm so excited!! I can't wait!! Ok that was a little much, but am really looking forward to seeing what you guys are up to next :)

Amanda- Hip House Girl said...

Damn, lady! You're a busy bee. I'm especially excited for #4, because I have one of those in store as well but I don't know where to start.

Kim K. said...

You to-do list is quite spectacular. Can't wait to follow along!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Good luck pickin' out the paint this weekend!! And with all of the rest of your list :0)

Vonda said...

Woop Woop! Can't wait to see the results of ALL of THOSE TO-DOs!

Heather said...

Wow! You're going to be busy, and we can all hardly wait to see the results! Have fun!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

Wow you are going to be BUSY! It all sounds fabulous. I can't wait to see what you do! That fireplace has awesome potential!
Sarah

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Sounds like fun! And cat in the box or getting out of the box is the best!

Jenni said...

That is quite a list, and it sounds fun! I can't wait to see what you do! :)

Thank you also for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! I so much appreciate it and it's nice to meet you! :) I am following you now!

Blessings,
Jenni
{Beautiful Nest}

Cheryl D. said...

You are way too industrious for me!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Of course I'll be playing along!! This oughta be good!

Sharon said...

I am finally catching up on my blog reading! I'll say happy belated birthday here! The electrical stuff is scary...I'm married to an electrician...I know what can happen! I am so excited to see what you are going to put together for your entry. I battle the same thing and redid my utility but am still having somewhat of a problem!I'm thinking the problem may be with the people and not the stuff.... Maybe I need to redo my People?
Enjoy your weekend!
Sharon

Chelsea said...

Exciting! I'm totally interested in your fireplace facelift - can't wait to see what you do with that one! :)

~Chelsea

MJ said...

oooh i see a jack handbag :)