Fact: Not being married negatively affects the state of my house.
This is a follow-up/weekly post where YOU my blog audience “come home” with me to see if having you here helps me get home improvement projects done. For previous post go here.
Premise (same as last week – if read previously – skip down to Projects.)
I find being unattached affects the status of my home improvement projects in two ways.
1. The fact that there is someone coming home kind of gives me a kick in the pants to get stuff done. Clean up, pick up, make improvements.
2. I am so much more motivated to do home improvements when someone else is doing it with me.
Put some kind of sealant or another coat of paint on my bedroom vanity. It needs it.
(Two weeks ago I chose this as my next project, as you may know, last week It Didn’t Happen. However, if you were a stink bug on the wall you would have seen me finishing this up this morning.)
I found this cool Glitter Glaze type stuff at Home Depot. It worked wonderfully! Unfortunately, it also brought out the major flaw in the entire paint and shabby chic the vanity project – I didn’t sand first. After putting on this super fantastic subtle glitter, the brown, original varnish bled through.
NOT TO BE DISCOURAGED!
I now have in my possession an electric sander. Which leads me to the project for next week…
Projects for Next Week:
Sand entire vanity. (I am sanding, repainting and reglittering, not shabby chic-ing this time. Live and learn.) This week I plan to sand this and an antique desk I bought at a Thrift Store.
From Sunday I will also be spending two nights and three days away. Alone. Just Being-ing. Quiet.
Therefore, I am not giving myself too much in the way of projects. Oh, and I’m holding a yard sale. W/e.
6 thoughts on “Making It Happen: GLITTER”
That sounds like it’s going to be so cute!
I get it — I’m on my own, by choice, for a lot of years now. I’m just better that way. But it sure would be nice to have somebody open jars now and then. Or move heavy things… Otherwise… definitely better! 🙂
Good luck with all your projects.
Thanks! It has been a lot of fun doing it this way the last couple months, plus I’m getting a ton of stuff done. 🙂
That is a good idea…having a project list. Having ADHD I tend to start lots of things, but finishing them is so hard to do, before I’m off to another one. Your dresser/vanity is going to turn out great! If I could, I’d come to your yard sale…I go to them around here all the time! Good luck with yours!
Thank you. These weekly posts have been so helpful to me I can’t even tell you.
Oh, I’m the same way – flitting from one project to the next. I also agree that this is an awesome idea Rebecca. It’s good accountability for you and inspiring for us. Enjoy the quiet of being alone for a few days!!
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