Sunday, September 14, 2008

Accomplishments and Lofty Goals

Neely has been having a really hard time with teething the last couple days, so after church and lunch we came home and stayed home. She is usually such a happy girl, but when she's fussy, she's fussy. I feel so bad for her. But, I took advantage of having Brad at home and got a couple things done around the house.

The first thing I got accomplished, was getting the fireplace taped and prepped for painting. My fireplace is one of the things in my house that I don't love. It is just TOO WHITE. My interior designer recommended that I "age" it a little to soften it. She recommended using Ralph Lauren Glaze in Tobacco, by painting it on and wiping it off. We'll see how that goes. I have a feeling that I am going to be repainting it a nice creamy color in the end.

The other thing I accomplished was finishing cleaning out the 2nd spare bedroom that is going to become Neely's playroom. Brad is so sick of me finding more things to put in the attic. But, someday I might need all this stuff. I also taped all the trim off so we could paint that room too. We have NEVER painted in our entire life, but we're going to give it a shot. Again, I have a feeling that this isn't going to work and I'll be calling Pete the Painter.

I have a lot of goals for this week. I thought I'd put them out here to make myself more accountable. 1. Finish the panels for my living and dining room 2. Glaze the fireplace 3. Pack up the baby stuff that I have piled in the hall (then have Brad put in the attic) 4. Convince Brad to paint the ceiling in the playroom 5. Finish putting the locks on the cabinets. As I write this, I realize I'll probably only do about 2 of these, but oh well.

Everyone have a good week!


Kelly said...

Oh - that's a lot to do!!!
I want to see pictures of these things if they turn out - especially the fireplace!
Hope Neely is feeling better.

Lindsey said...

I want to see how the fireplace turns out too!