I am a bit of an obsessive person. I can't relax until all my plans are done. It drives Jade's nuts!
So in a matter of two weekends, I sewed 7 pillows, I painted my desk turquoise, I redid my master bedroom, I painted Everett's armoire gray, and I painted my kitchen table green. On top of that, I put out my spring decor, cleaned all the brush out of my flower beds, and freshened up my front porch (the best I can without flowers). Then, I went shopping & got my kids adorable clothes for the spring and summer. It's amazing that I slept and ate huh! Oh and did you know I work full-time?
I am a bit weird, but if I sit down on the weekends - I literally fall asleep on the couch. I can't help myself! So I putter around my house non-stop. I think it's good to take pride in my house & teach my kids the things I know. They love sitting around watching me paint & they already have a decorating & cleaning bug in them. I have quickly learned its best to strip them down to their skivvies when I paint because inevitably - they get in the paint. So I let them join me and watch & they enjoy some how "not touching" the work, but getting it all over their bodies! In all honesty - the times I'm painting with them we have the funniest conversations - my kids crack me up!
What's my next project you ask?
Well I have many!
1. I want to paint my piano white. It's from the 70s and in dire need of a make over. White may not seem like me, but I'm digging it lately & with white woodwork - it will always fit in. Besides - who wants to paint a piano and in 5 years hate it's color? White is timeless.
3. I want to landscape our walkout wing walls. I want to build a pergola or buy some type of gazebo with a chandy in the middle to shade this concrete wasteland. I also want to put in some pea gravel for the kids to play in as well as a big fire pit. This is our "party" pad - not that we have any parties, but still. It's setup with icicle lights to give it some mood. I bought those amazing galvanized tubs if you remember and I intend to do some work with some more galvanized items to really spruce it up this spring & make it feel less concrete down there.
Now a lot of these projects require help. So I expect to get #1 done. Then number 3 - I at least want the landscaping done. #4 is really needed. So pray the weather cooperates as does my husband!
So is anyone out there obsessive like me? Do you dream of a project & die of anticipate for the weekend when you can get it done?