I don’t know that I’ve ever mentioned it before, but one of the reasons I started this blog was to provide myself with some accountability for completing projects. Yep, believe it or not, I often struggle with ‘follow thru’. You’re all probably shaking your heads and thinking to yourselves “but quandie, you get so much done, how is that even possible?!”
You know what that proves? It proves that my strategy worked!
Knowing that I need to get something finished in order to have a post for the coming week is often the motivation that pushes me to complete a project.
Not only does this work incredibly well for my furniture projects, but it has also worked fairly well for my own home decorating projects. So far I have shared home makeovers on the Q Branch …
The dining room …
The master bedroom …
The photo cottage …
The front porch …
and the guest room.
And let’s not forget the pantry …
or the front stairs.
But somehow in 2018 I totally lost my mojo when it comes to redecorating at my house. It all just felt so overwhelming. I have a long list of decorating ideas in my head, but whenever I would think about them I would promptly feel overwhelmed by just how long that list was. I would often say ‘if only I had a magic wand’ that I could wave and have it magically finished overnight (much like it seems to happen on TV).
But this past weekend I came to my senses and realized that I don’t have a magic wand and I’m probably not going to find one anytime soon. If I’m going to re-do anything at my house I need to break it down into smaller chunks that I can handle in a day (or maybe two).
So that’s what I’m going to do with my living room and piano room over the next couple of months and hopefully by spring I’ll have a new look in those rooms. In case you’re curious (and to help keep me accountable), here’s the project list:
- repaint the insides of the bookshelves in the living room
- repaint the living room walls
- replace the living room furniture
- paint the baby grand piano
- replace the ceiling fan over the piano
- repaint the piano room walls
So, six projects that will probably take a week or so each and will also take me away from furniture painting for a bit. But that’s OK, this is definitely the slow season for furniture sales anyway so it makes sense to focus on something else for a bit.
I hope you’ll stick with me on this journey and help keep me accountable. Up first, repainting the living room bookshelves. Be sure to stay tuned!