One Week Home DIY Challenge.
One week, no husband, no kids. Just me and the dog.
My kids are all going to various camps for the entire week next week. Suffering Husband is going to my girl’s church camp to assist. This leaves me. ALONE FOR ONE WEEK!
Technically, it is 5.5 days, but who is counting? What would you do if you had your house completely to yourself for 5 days?
What will I do???? I could lay on my white couch and be daring and eat Pizza.
I could relax outside on my new outdoor couch and catch up on everyone else’s blogs.
Or….I could do a one week Home DIY Challenge. Goodness knows, I have enough projects around here to keep me busy for an entire summer of DIY. But, I only have 5 consecutive, uninterrupted days.
Where should I start? It won’t all get done. Heck, I hope even one of the things gets done. The thrill of starting a project in the morning and not having to stop until I fall over is, I must say, EXCITING! I live a strange life, full of odd excitements…..
Should I finally strip off the hard earned layers of dripped paint and the map of projects from days gone by. Etched into the top of my kitchen table? Should I trade paint splattered creativity for a more grown up kitchen table? I can’t blame the mess on my kids anymore…
Maybe I need to think about spackling and painting the wall behind the table. I used to have a home made (and it was so home made) built-in with this table. You can see where the seats were and the color of my kitchen past.
Should focus my attention upstairs. There are bigger problems up there. These might be better to tackle when I have LARGE amounts of time. Like a month. Where can I send my family for an entire month?
The Playroom. Um, yeah. The color. The walls are not getting painted this weekend, even though they are giving you a head ache. I know Bliss Ranch will be horrified I didn’t paint this room already! I will however, attack that mess. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!!!
Here is the other side of the room. Could I possibly even get one chair completed and begin to make a dent in the chair pile? Maybe my family can play Ping Pong again, at least in time for our annual Family Christmas Party! If you are the sweet person, and you know who you are, who gave me 4 gorgeous French Chairs to reupholster, I haven’t forgotten! I am just a slow starter when it comes to certain projects……
What about my Girl’s bathroom? It was so awful that my son has moved out and has taken over a bathroom downstairs. Would you want to be a teenager trying out the latest hair styles in this room? I will say what you are all thinking. WHAT WAS I THINKING?? 10 years ago, 2 old toddlers, and pressed for time, I was thinking this was one of my first big “creative” paint jobs. Somewhere half way through, it went horribly wrong. 10 years have passed. I can move on and paint over it now. Something neutral, at least a new shower curtain!
Are you brave enough to see the rest of the bathroom? FYI. I was doing “faux” drift wood before it was a thing. The drift has left my wood and now it is a broken towel hanger that needs to be tossed. The wall?? That was my sorry attempt at a bright sunny ocean setting, complete with clouds. The clouds look like two dimensional cotton balls pulled apart. 10 years ago people. Oh! and one of the frames fell off a while ago and I have no idea what the picture was that was there. It was some sort of beachy/summer picture of my kids. Had a theme going here. I just noticed it was missing when I took the picture. It is probably longggg gone by now. Curses.
The bathroom might be too much. Besides, my girls seem to only be looking at themselves, not the walls. Maybe I should be thinking of moi! I spend a goodly amount of time in my laundry room. Should I gussy it up ? Come up with a better drying rack than a shower curtain stretched across the room. Paint the cupboards? Hang a new light?
Some people always say the bedroom is the most important room in the home to decorate. Let’s start with my Master Bath. We have had plans to rip up that builder grade carpet for 10 years. Maybe I will finally do this. How about giving those cabinets some attention too.
I am big on making sure my towels look tidy and hung correctly. At least I was until the towel rack broke off TWO YEARS AGO. I know PAHTHETIC. This needs to be replaced. STAT.
I have sort of been holding off on this project. Replacing a towel bar. (Not sure that can be considered a project) because I want to repaint this room. If I replace the towel bar, I will have to repaint the room. If I have to repaint the room, I will have to…replace the broken TP holder too!! Yep, I have a matching set of broken towel and TP holders!
Are we there yet?? NO!! There is more!
When we pulled up the carpet and painted our Stairs Black and White with CeCe Caldwell’s Paints, which I must say was my Opus Dei of Home DIY…..but the upstairs hall has remained au natural. Two rag throw rugs have become the new flooring. Any suggestions?
Where do I start? Where do I begin???? I feel like I am at Hobby Lobby for the first time. Overwhelmed, but excited. So much to see, so many things to do!!
I would love to hear your opinions. Which project comes first? What would you do? Scrap it all and enjoy the time relaxing? DIY until you fall over exhausted, but blissful because you finally knocked out some long time projects?
Are your horrified? Did I make you feel better? Is your home worse? I would love to hear about your home if you have more DIY than I do!
Wish me luck in my One Week Home DIY Challenge.
PS By the end of the week, I will probably look less like this
And more like this!
Heading to the shower now…Which thankfully does not need to be redone!