Monday, May 23, 2011

Checking Projects off the List

I'm beginning week two of lay off adventure and it's been a bit of a blessing. I never thought I'd be able to say that... but it has. I've had time to think about what my next career move will be, apply to openings with careful thought, and really make a smart choice, not just the quick and rash choice.
One of the HUGE positives that has come of this time is that I have been able to get some projects done around the house that MrMarried and I have been putting off forever for a while. They aren't hard projects, but they are just ones that we never see to get around to. It feel good to tackle a few of them though!

Our front door's kickplate-- I don't even know if that's what it's called-- had seen better days. It was showing it's old green, yes sea foam green trim that we had painted over a few years ago and really needed some TLC.

See what I mean? Exposed wood = bad.

I scraped all of the old, chipping paint off of the wood, (Be sure not to skip this step if you are going to paint over something-- it's important!) and broke out the patch and paint. I call it patch and paint, but as you can see from the photo, that's not the correct term.

Just fill in the big holes, let dry, and sand it down. Then you are ready for paint!

Not bad, eh?

Of course, I did have some help throughout this whole project. He was mostly there for moral support. It was a tough day for him. Look how sleepy he looks.

Sorry for my cat momma moment.

The new threshold looks great though and I'm glad to check this off my list!

1 comment:

  1. As sucky as the reason is, I'm glad you're having a chance to complete those little to dos. I've been meaning to take off a day in order to get those things done - you feel so much better afterwards!