29 April 2013

Weekend Warrior: Karate Kid Dropout Edition

I’m a self-professed OCD-control freak-detail oriented-overachiever.  I tend to be very linear and I like to see things through from start to finish.  Procrastination makes me anxious. My closest friends can attest to this, and in fact – are probably snarkling and rolling their eyes. Whatev.

I set out this weekend to be a WARRIOR.  To finish my “two do” list – to scribble things out so hard that you’d see it 4 sheets later…I owned that task.  Quick background: in my book it is a “two” vs. “to” do list because where there is one list – there’s usually two.

All that I really succeeded in this weekend was STARTING tasks.  I’m not kidding.  My laundry, while folded, is sitting on TOP of my dresser rather than in it.  My normal psycho-retentive self was a scattered-hot-mess. Ever have weekends like those? I don’t think I could have rubbed two thoughts together if I tried.

I started re-doing our folding chairs.  They were very “hello, 1975-faux-wood-grain-Samsonite” and I just wasn't feeling it anymore.  I spray painted them, and with Christie’s help, painted the seats.  Which are now awaiting stenciling and a photo shoot.  I’m beginning to think that my neighbors believe that I have an obsession with spray paint.  Literally every time I see them, I have a can in my hand…neighborhood graffiti artist—watch out, DIYaholic on the loose!


The chair on the left is the "before" shot and the one on the right is freshly painted.


Sometimes it's totally acceptable to use your camera as a base for painting projects.

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law were awesome and gave us their old fire pit.  So, I sanded all the rust off of that and beat out all of the dents with a rubber mallet.  A date night trip to Lowe’s scored me 3 cans of matte black high-heat spray paint (is that sad when your highly anticipated date night is to a home improvement store...and you’re excited about it?)  Now all that’s left is to paint it and act like a paparazzo.

fire pit

fire pit

The cushion for the top of the hope chest at the foot of our bed needed a face lift – it no longer went with the colors of our bedroom.  I finished sewing three sides of the cover.  Did you know there are only 3 sides to a rectangle? I never claimed to be ace at geometry…so it’s hanging out on the fireplace waiting to be stitched together. I cut out the pieces of fabric to go on the buttons when I tuft it…but WHEN seems to be a tricky word these days.

bench cushion

cushion cover

button cover kit

To top it all off we started sanding the lovely textured ceiling in our office/not-really-sure-what-it-is-room.  So that’s a war-zone – and don’t count on pictures until it’s done.  That’s how much I hate the texture.

Anyways, I think that’s about enough grumbling from me! Did you do anything fun this weekend? Did you finish what you set out to accomplish?  Please share so I can live vicariously through you all!

Xoxo, Kate

1 comment:

  1. I saw your study ceiling, and it looks GREAT...a tad bit of work is it? I love date night at Home Improvement Store, also late night runs to a dark house to measure windows! Dinner in refrig..xxoo

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