Friday, July 3, 2015

In the middle of every project all the time, always, good time, beach party.

 Well, we're making forward progress and we're in the middle of... everything.  While I have some energy and mobility, I've been trying to kick out as many TODOs on my list as I can.  A lot of them focus on woodworking, because those are the projects that I like to do and that I would rather not pass on to anyone else.  So here's a quick update of some of things that I've been pushing through.

(Oh, and the title is one of my favorite 30 Rock clips)

Garden is all loaded up with dirt and we planted some seeds:


Everything has popped up!

Here's the low-down on what we planted.  We went super simple, as we're doing a CSA this year.


I made the first of the two pullout pot drawers I wanted.  The other one is... half done. Of course.


It works great!


I'll need to do another update, but our deck is "safe" now.  We supported the falling section, and it nice and sturdy.  Need some things like.. stairs.. and rails though.  We got a cheap Craigslist ladder installed too, since our old one needed a deck to use it.


Strange intro, but my Mom's neighbor died a few years ago.  It was a heartbreaking second bought with cancer.  He was a contractor, and we had even spoke to him about helping us build a house back in the day.  Regardless, his wife had set up a garage sale getting rid of his tools and supplies.  We were able to make out with a whole lot of cool things.  The haul below was $3, with most of the items being free.  We have plenty more not pictured too.


I started sanding the larger coat hangers...


To give them a good spraydown!  Oil rubbed bronze, of course.  They turned out great (not shown) At some point, we'll get these finished and hung up too.

Speaking of ORB, we also sprayed down some of the used knobs for the new upstairs hall closet door.  I also finally got around to painting our bi-fold closet door handles as well (5 of them, I think).

I got my Mom's router back (which was some of the hold up), and started on some more projects.  This is to put next to our bathroom tub.  I needed to cut a slot the back because some mortar was sticking up at the corner.  Not installed yet, of course.

 And I cut these transitions:

For these ugly looking things:


Better?  Again, not installed.


In the random, why-in-the-world-would-I-start-a-new-project category, we have our downstairs bathroom.  I mudded these walls and bought paint OVER A YEAR AGO!


Even before I mudded, these walls were pretty ugly. That green spot is the old color, I guess, probably from the first owners.  The second owners took down a cabinet, added those cabinets... and never painted.



Kinda like us third owners.  Because we also took down that same cabinet they had moved.  Then of course, muddled, and never painted over there.  Still haven't painted over there, so don't get your hopes up.


Okay, well.. I spur of the moment decided that it was time to paint... the other half.  So not like me.  I could only do part without Jon's help though.  So... only half is done.


Classy, huh?

We also picked up a new clothes rack for the room.  We actually got that hung up over the counter already, despite not being done with the painting.  We really did need one of those things, and I'm loving it.

I don't have a picture with it hanging but check out this sweet packing Amazon gave us.  The nice big brown box was holding that tiny little blue one.  Spectacular waste of money, I would say.


Moving onto things I'm more proud of working on... Eve's room! Drywalls done, primer and paint is actually up too!  (Pictures are just with primer)
 Yay!  The stupid part of me left the old paint cards at home picking up another can of paint, and I got 'semi-gloss' instead of 'shell'.  It's totally noticeable... so we might be repainting some of the other sections as well :(


And finally, we hit up our first build a grow!  Not too much to do with houses, but it's Lowes... and I'm proud of heading to one of these while my kids are all in an age they could enjoy it.


Okay.  There's a whirlwind of what we've been up to this past month.  Nothings finished, but we're certainly not stagnant!  Only 3 weeks until my third trimester... gulp. 

Hoping this post will help me with my motivation  Eeek!

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