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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How Many Projects Can You Start At One Time

Okay I'll admit it....I have trouble staying on task.  Anytime...but even more so now with the more bad days than good, health wise. 

We seem to be all over the place in our home projects.  Leave it up to me to start one project and decide I can only do it by starting, three, four, five or more at the same time.  Now, that's nothing new.  Even as a kid at home, when I would decide to clean my room the project would run into the wee hours of the morning because I would start buy taking everything down off the dresser etc, and then clean each drawer inside out.  The difference now is that the project may start today and end next month.  Boy, I hate that. 

So with that said, I thought I'd give you a few peeks of whats going on at our house.
Yep, there's a fabric project underway.  All because of a little paint project.  Ha, it's a huge paint project.
No simple recovering project here.  A complete makeover calls for foam.  Who knew foam could be so expensive.  Thank goodness for those 50% off sales.
New foam has to go on something.  So lets take a peek at the before.
I wish I had smell vision.  No, I don't.  I like you guys too much for that.  These were not my chairs.  If they were I would have never shown them.  I found them on the side of the road.  Gotta love free!  But seriously, the smell after getting them to the house (outside only) almost made me change my mind.

Time to sand them down to raw wood and start the staining process.  These need to come as close as possible to match the round pedestal game table in the first picture. Here's your sneak peek after staining and before clear coats.
Did I hear you ask "Is the paint job finish?, Are the chairs finished?" Well, no but we don't let little things like that stop us. Lets throw an art work project into the mix. I think I'll do a frame makeover and art project.
No time to stop now.  Lets throw a few more projects into the mix.  This is just some of the tile for the new kitchen back splash.  Neils laid it on the floor and surround it with wood to get some layout ideas. 
Yes, my house does look like a construction zone but I can live with it just knowing that things are moving forward.  We did get the living room, dining room, powder room, and hall way painted and the kitchen is partially done.  The windows are now framed and painted too.  No small feat in a house of windows. 

Well the list of projects goes on and on.  So stay with me for more sneak peeks and makeovers to come. 

So what projects are you working on right now?  I'd love to hear about them.  If you have one that you'd like to share, let me hear about it. I'd love to share a peek here or maybe you'd like to even guest post here.  I love sharing new blogs with my readers.

Hugs....Tracy :)


  1. I'm so glad to find someone with my problem! Let's see...I'm sewing new pillows for guest bedroom, making felt flowers for new pillows in family room, and painted a bookcase, but can't decide whether to antique it or not. Don't even get me started on the projects I'm thinking about!

  2. I have a weird kind of 'tunnel vision' and I can't stop one project until it's done! I just plow through so I can move on to the next one!

  3. You are not alone Tracy!! I always seem to have several projects on the go at once. I start one and then my imagination leaps on to the next one which I can't resist starting and so it goes on and on.......I need more hours in the day and another set of hands to keep up.