Good morning, all! How did you do on your project goals for last week? Did you make progress? Did you finish what you had hoped to finish?
So I think I know why my cabinet paint did what it did last week. The culprit? The paint conditioner that I used in the paint. Evidently it does funny things to paint that’s just sitting in a can for a long time. I’m pretty sure that’s what it was, because when I told the paint store guy what happened, he said he had never heard of it before. I mean, of course he and I both had heard of paint touch ups being a slightly different sheen and/or color. But we’re talking the difference between an eggshell finish and high gloss paint here.
But now let’s talk about the conversation that’s been going on in my head. 😀
I guess you could say that this past weekend, my inspiration and determination to finish my condo was renewed. You see, I went and looked at a house. It’s a fixer-upper for sure, but it’s so cute…or at least, it has the potential to be adorable, which I can see if I look at it through my this-is-what-it-could-look-like decorator/diy’er eyes. And the best thing? It’s on a 1-acre lot. ONE.WHOLE.ACRE!! I seriously can’t stop dreaming about that lot. After having ZERO land to call my own for six years, and living in a tiny condo, the thought of having a 2000-square-foot house on a 1-acre lot makes me giddy. Absolutely GIDDY. (I can seriously picture myself going all Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music in that huge back yard.)
So that brings me to the argument I’ve been having with myself in my head.
If we’re so determined to get into a house as soon as possible, then exactly how much should I be doing on this condo? I’ve had dreams for six years of how these rooms would look completely decorated, but that seems like such a waste of time and money if my heart has moved on and now desires a house. But on the other hand, I feel like I need to see this through to the end, just in case the house thing never happens.
Perhaps I’m overthinking it. Probably.
So in the meantime, for this next week, I am actually going to work on a fun, decorating-type project. My little breakfast area table needs two dining chairs. I had looked and looked for chairs, and for at least a year, I couldn’t find anything I liked. I finally resolved myself to the fact that I was just going to have to use the chairs I already had. In fact, I even started painting them and preparing them for new upholstered seats.
I’ve wanted ghost chairs for a long time, but not THAT kind of those chairs, if you know what I mean.
Anyway, long story short, I got rid of those “ghost” chairs, and finally found some thrift store chairs that I really liked for $5 each.
So my goal this week is to get those finished…finally. They look a little rough right now, but it’s nothing that a bit of paint and upholstery can’t fix.
If you’ve been around here a while, you might remember my dining chair inspiration, but for those of you who are new, let me share it again. I found this inspiration from House Beautiful.
So how did your projects go this last week? What do you have planned for this next week? And do you also struggle with wanting to put aside the necessary projects to focus on the fun projects?
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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