Progress Report Monday:: And A Very Sad (and Frustrating) Admission

Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by Kristi Linauer

Welcome to another Progress Report Monday! I’ll just start by saying…the pet station isn’t finished. I’m frustrated. Have you ever worked on a project where it seems that there’s a problem at every turn? Enter…the pet station. Oh, it seemed like such a simple and straightforward project, but it has certainly taken a different turn.

First there was the jigsaw that would only cut 1 inch at a time before the blade would pop out, and that eventually broke completely. And next, there was the paint that required FIVE coats to get rid of the streaking. Add to that the fact that the humidity has stayed between 80% to 100%, which meant my paint took FOREVER to dry (and never quite lost that tacky feeling). Next, there’s the polyurethane spray I used to protect it from kitty claws and water spillage that didn’t go on smoothly, so some areas are cloudy. Then finally, after getting all of the pieces of the cat bed cut out, and feeling like I was making great headway last night, I started sewing it together, and literally on the second stitch, my machine needle broke. My LAST machine needle.

At that point, I called it quits. It became painfully clear that my finishing this project this weekend just wasn’t going to happen. I don’t really know what to tell ya. I hate making promises that I can’t keep, so instead of saying “It’ll be finished on….”, I’ll just say that I’ll show you the finished project when it’s done. Trust me, I know you’re getting as tired hearing about this thing as I am working on it. I just want it DONE!!

But moving on to much happier things…

I want give a quick shout out to Amy over at Mod Podge Rocks for featuring my Patchwork Table on her blog today. (Thanks, Amy!) And if you haven’t visited Amy’s awesome blog yet, you really need to get over there. It’s packed FULL of great ideas and fun, inspiring projects. And of course, they all use Mod Podge! It’s truly amazing how versatile that little product is.

Now let’s see the progress on your projects!

It doesn’t matter if you’re working on a sewing project, a craft project that you’ve always wanted to try, a kitchen remodel, an organization project, a bedroom makeover, or anything else.

If it’s home-related, I want to see!

And the best part…it doesn’t have to be finished! I just want to see your progress, and offer a place for accountability and encouragement. An of course, if you’ve finished your project, I’ll celebrate with you!!

I’m not going to do a Mr. MckLinky today since there haven’t been many people participating in Progress Report Monday. So until more people learn about it, I’ll just ask you to leave your link in the comment section. But I REALLY DO want to see those projects! If you leave a link, I promise I’ll come visit!

Edit: Well, the cat bed may not be finished yet, but something tells me that Powder and Peeve are REALLY going to like it when it’s finished. Just a hunch. 🙂

I just walked into the living room and saw that. So sweet! Now I’m anxious to get it finished for them.

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    November 9, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    How frustrating! I'm sure the finished product will be awesome – can't wait to see.

    I had a very simple project to turn some chairs into a bench but it's taken me forever because I couldn't do it like I originally planned. Finally did at least get it done though! http://roomremixblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/diy-mudroomlaundry-room-bench.html

    pk @ room remix

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    November 9, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Here's my link:
    Still working on my guest bedroom – but it's getting there!

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    November 9, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I thought I put this in the mclinky, but alas I'm new and did something wrong. So this is my condo flooring project – http://theshantasticyearofchange.blogspot.com/2009/11/projects-are-like-pringlesyou-can-never.html

    update – pulling up carpet is hard but gratifying. Hopefully the sanders that are there now respect my staple pulling out. Also, I chose ralph lauren bali turquoise and glidden fresh pineapple, and next weekend the painting begins. (awesome bonus, the ralph lauren paint is normally $30 a gallon, but I happened to purchase the last can that was missing a handle and voila – 50% off. Sweet!

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    November 10, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Chin up Kristi:

    I made a whelping box for my Portuguese Water Dog bitch when she had her puppies. I saw the design at a dog show and it was just made out of lattice work with a pig rail and they were charging $450.00 for it.

    I thought I can do that in a day. Easy Peasy.

    It took me three days of hard labor and I made it just before Bella whelped.

    It's now at a friends house whose girl is just about ready to deliver. You could call it "the travelling whelping pen."

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    down pillow
    November 13, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Your kitties are sooo cute! I have a flame point siamese too – his name is Snowball 🙂

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    Funeral Urns
    January 21, 2011 at 4:58 am

    your project is beautiful and i am sure Powder and Peeve will really love it..

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    Funeral Urns
    April 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    your project is beautiful and i am sure Powder and Peeve will really love it..