day 15 – taking stock

Midway through the month already.
Lets see what the list looked like at the beginning of this challenge.

Projects to finish:
  • 4 wire dangles for a customer order
  • memory box which was going really well till I stuffed it up
  • put up a shelf I’ve been working on in the toilet
  • finish living room curtains I started over a year ago
  • memory tin I haven’t stuffed up yet
  • finish sorting items to donate to the work garage sale
Projects to start (and finish would be good):
  • make tea light holders for the porch for summer
  • organise hanging baskets for around the house
  • fix and put up an old chandelier for the bedroom
  • make a hanging light for Wayne’s desk
  • clean up some old metal baskets and find a home for them in the house
  • re-make a drawer unit into a bench for the mudroom
  • make a hat rack for mudroom
  • make a coat rack for mudroom
  • make a small box to hold mobile phones & chargers
  • use the flour sacks to make kitchen curtains and cushion covers
  • make nifty curtain tiebacks (or rather, ask Wayne to make them for me cause this one involves metal work)
  • find a use for some fairy lights I have
  • make a broken suitcase into a side table
  • finish my tip shop chairs
  • fix and paint my gate leg table
  • make a shelf under the kitchen window for herbs
  • paint the mudroom
Big projects: 
  • remove office carpet
  • remove linen cupboard from LR
  • paint the toilet walls
  • make the smallest room into a walk-in wardrobe
  • paint the house – outside
  • stain the deck
  • repaint most of the house inside, cause I changed my mind on the colours.

So… now lets see what it looks like now:

Projects to finish:
  • 4 wire dangles for a customer order2 finished. 2 to go
  • memory box which was going really well till I stuffed it up but still not happy with it.
  • put up a shelf I’ve been working on in the toilet shelf is finished but its not up.
  • finish living room curtains I started over a year ago not even started. but I have an excuse. I’m not sure I want them now…
  • memory tin I haven’t stuffed up yet
  • finish sorting items to donate to the work garage sale 
That’s not bad. 4 out of six finished. One may be removed from the list, leaving it as 4 out of 5 done.

Projects to start (and finish would be good):

  • make tea light holders for the porch for summer Not even started
  • organise hanging baskets for around the house Does looking at the colanders count?
  • fix and put up an old chandelier for the bedroom Nope.
  • make a hanging light for Wayne’s desk Nope.
  • clean up some old metal baskets and find a home for them in the house Nope.
  • re-make a drawer unit into a bench for the mudroom I moved it twice… does that count as starting?
  • make a hat rack for mudroom hm…
  • make a coat rack for mudroom hm…
  • make a small box to hold mobile phones & chargers I’ve sorted bits of wood to use… that’s a step in the right direction.
  • use the flour sacks to make kitchen curtains and cushion covers I will now break that down to smaller steps and add a bit…
  • bring in ironing board
  • iron flour sacks
  • sort which flour sacks to make cushions out of
  • make curtains for kitchen
  • make cushions
  • make inserts
  • make nifty curtain tiebacks (or rather, ask Wayne to make them for me cause this one involves metal work) I have asked W to make lots of other things involving metal work
  • find a use for some fairy lights I have Eh.
  • make a broken suitcase into a side table Its still sitting on the desk, waiting.
  • finish my tip shop chairs Darn. I knew there was something I had to do…
  • fix and paint my gate leg table Nope.
  • make a shelf under the kitchen window for herbs Nope.
  • paint the mudroom Yeah right.
Big projects: 
  • remove office carpet
  • remove linen cupboard from LR
  • paint the toilet walls
  • make the smallest room into a walk-in wardrobe
  • paint the house – outside
  • stain the deck
  • repaint most of the house inside, cause I changed my mind on the colours.
To be fair, those last ones were a long shot!
So, how did I go?  I’ve gone from 17 to 22 projects in the “things to start and finish” list. And only started 2 of them.
Not so good.
On the other hand, I have done other stuff.
Just today I undercoated a ton of stuff I want to paint and revamp. I’ve started 3 more projects, and I’ve printed out a ton of stuff for some artwork I plan to make.
I also held  horses to have their hooves done, and I went with Wayne to pick up 2 huge round bales of hay.

Things I learned today:
You can get splinters from hay.
Hay in your bra sure is irritating.
So…
Here is a quick revised list:

Things to finish:
  • paint 4 photo frames
  • artwork for frames
  • paint 2 trays
  • make photo holder
  • finish retro storage tins
  • finish shabby jewelry holder
  • use hessian bag to finish the bookcase in Wayne’s office area
  • iron and sort flour sacks
  • make cushion covers
  • make cushion inserts
  • finish the suncatchers and chimes I have waiting to be done.
  • fold and put away all washing
  • wash dishes
  • have dinner
 I can knock the bottom three off tonight. Tomorrow is another day.
 z

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