It has been busy around my house – lots of decorating projects going on from new kitchen hardware to cabinet painting as well as many other big projects that I am working on. None are complete – all in a state somewhere between – start and finish. I have piles everywhere of projects in progress, projects delayed, and supplies all ready to go for future projects.
To top off doing so many big projects at once or what I call “a decorating marathon”, our HVAC unit decided to quit.
We knew it was coming, but it is always hard as a homeowner to have to face the cost of replacing big ticket items like the heating and cooling system for the entire house. We have lived here for 20 years, so we have been lucky that it lasted as long as it did.
If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter you may have seen that I was trying to be upbeat about the expense – I got myself one very nice big cardboard spray painting booth out of it. I have already flattened it and have it stored in the garage. It is all ready for my next spray painting project in my long, but exciting project queue. I think the HVAC installers thought I was loony when I got so excited when I asked them if I could have it. I tried to explain the concept of a spray booth, but I don’t think they understood.
If you didn’t read my last post, then the thought may be going through your mind, “She is painting her kitchen cabinets? I thought she was going to sand her kitchen floor this week?”
In trying to do so many projects for not only my blog, put for Glidden and now True Value, I looked at how long it was going to take me to sand the kitchen and mudroom floor, stain it, and then polyurethane it. It would take days if not a week. That would have put my other fun and exciting projects on the back burner. I decided and Ed agreed (gotta love him, XO) that it is a much better option to hire someone to do the floor.
Yippee Skippee!! It will only take the contractor 2 days! I can be working on other things while he is doing the floor.
The first week of September is when it will finally get done. We will have to eat out and stay off the floor for a few days, but that is easy compared to having to do the whole thing myself.
I kept putting the project off, it should have been done years ago, but when paying for 2 college educations and then Ed losing his job, it was something that we could live with.
The floor looks OK in some spots, but I want to match the stain that is on the rest of the 1st floor.
Here are the really worn spots – under the table, in front of the fridge, and the path between the mudroom door through to the kitchen.
The chance of us moving is pretty high, so getting projects like this taken care of now, will give me the time to do the rest of the tasks that selling a house requires.
The rug I painted 18 years ago will be sanded off and I will be painting something new in its place. That post is slated for late September.
Today the weather is glorious – no AC needed – of course now that we have it again – we don’t need it! I am going to take advantage of the delicious sunny, billowing curtain kind of day to finish painting the cabinets. The windows are wide open – a great day to paint. I even have long pants and a sweat shirt on. It is chilly, feels like fall and you know how much I love the fall. Getting these big projects completed now, will only make Fall feel even more special – everything spiffy, shiny, and new.
I also wanted to tell you that my studioffice is being featured today on I Heart Organizing.
If you have never been to Jen’s blog you are in for a visual treat. She is the master at making everything organized and look simply stunning at the same time.
Now – I am off to paint.