It’s become somewhat of a tradition to spend this kickoff weekend to summer working at home and getting projects completed before the heat arrives (2012 and 2011 recaps here). This year things are a little different. I decided to work on a myriad of projects on my own so while there was less focus, it was nice to get some of the little jobs off my list finally. Here they are all broken down by area of the house and/or yard:
With work going on in the backyard consistently about one day a week there’s not too much for me to do there. Of course the tree still need to come out but I need a chain saw and second person for that job.
The side yard is looking better too, except there are gallons and gallons of rocks to get rid of in the coming weeks.
So I stared with planting a few flowers in the backyard to fill in the gaps where I’d previously dug up dead rose bushes
They’re small but hopefully can survive the less than ideal soil conditions and my forgetful watering tendencies.
In preparation for the weekend I’d taken down the doors to my bathroom cabinet to sand them:
It’s really hard to work in a room that you consider “done” but I found a few things that needed updating in the office. First, the blinds and curtains came down and I used the blinds frame to create another roman shade (like these I did in the kitchen).
They let in a lot more light and I really love the style (even if I need to tack the glue in a few places).
I also did a little patching since I removed the curtain tie backs from the closet since I don’t use them often.
I was thankful to have enough fabric to complete the 4th and final shade for the living room!
I’m working on a new house projects list and was surprised to see that this space was nearly done in my mind. One of the last things was painting the little piece of baseboard we finally installed in December and touching up the paint on the door frames. So I pulled out the trusty painters tape and did that too:
The guest room is another space that’s mostly “done” but I have found that it has more clutter than I would like as it’s a convenient place to dump pictures, clothes, crafts and stuff that I don’t want the dogs getting into.
So I set the timer for 30 minutes, and here’s how it ended up: