Five Days to Deadline
Still trying to figure out the art situation in the bathroom! So let’s change topics, shall we?
This weekend we are hosting our friends for a housewarming party (Saturday) and our family for a Father’s Day grill-out (Sunday) so we have a lot of things to get going before those two events! Nothing like a deadline for motivation. It was the story of college, right?
I have my priorities, and Doug has his priorities, so I had him write a little list while I was at work one day, that way I could see what he wanted to accomplish. It was a great exercise, having him put some thought into it (he isn’t usually as house-preoccupied as I am) without influencing him so much. I, naturally, have a mile-long list in my head which is continuously growing. It was important to pick out a few important and doable tasks to conquer before our next big weekend. Here’s what he came up with:
- Finish the curtains
- Organize the spare bedroom
- Put up several pieces of art
- Paint the kitchen and dining room
- Put up the pot /pan hanger in kitchen
- Sell/give away headboard
As of right now, organize the spare bedroom and put up several pieces of art are complete! Last weekend we got some real work done in that area. The spare room’s floor is no longer a tripping hazard!
Hanging some art made a huge difference, too. We put up my antique advertisement prints in the bedroom, a couple vintage canvases in the dining room, and a few frames in the hallway. The total cost of giving our existing artwork new context? Zero dollars.
These used to live in the TV area, and it’s refreshing seeing them in a new context over our bedroom dresser.
These vintage scandinavian canvases came out of retirement and look right at home on our retro wood paneling!
A couple sentimental prints (aligned to the right) gives the hallway a bit of interest. In our last place they were part of a mini gallery wall in the bedroom. Also, check out our vintage doorbell! I love it.
Oh, and a huge frame to cover our enormous (almost two feet tall) electric panel.
Painting the kitchen and dining room will be a huge improvement, and we are going to give it our best shot to get it done by Saturday. I’m not sure if it’s realistic, but like I said there’s nothing like a deadline to get the rear in gear. I do plan on finishing up the living room curtains and am trying to think of strategies as to not get rid of the plywood headboard (I love it too much! Photo from the old place).
Looking at this photo reminds me that we need lampshades, too! Gah!
Wish us luck!