Last weekend we hung around, literally. We finally hung the mirror in the basement bathroom.
I don’t know what took us so long, it wasn’t a difficult task. But now, I want to paint the mirror. Of course, I could paint it black, white or grey, but a color would be a fun pop. Maybe a blue to tie in with the theater room just outside? We’d love to hear your suggestions. While Ben was working in the bathroom, I asked him to cut down the bolts that hold the toilet down because the cover caps couldn’t snap on. Now, the little caps are tightly in place, not resting on bolts 1/4 inch above the base. After he took care of business in the basement, he went to the master bathroom and did the same thing. That took two and a half years. Riveting, I know. Can you say, ‘Slackers’? cause that’s what we are.
After hanging the mirror, we hung two candle sconces in the theater room, flanking the fireplace.
As you can see, we still haven’t touched up the areas we taped off around the rock wall when spraying the basement a year ago. (Slackers!)
Though, in my defense, I plan to touch up the white areas when we paint the laundry room cabinetry. But, who knows when that will be done. We haven’t worked on it for a few weeks. (Total Slackers!)
Then, I (well, I started, but my bother-in-law saw that I was using a screwdriver and finished the job for me) hung two curtain rods in the small basement bedroom. One behind the bed, by my newly finished $10 lamp.
And the other above the other window.
Now, let me address a few issues.
One, I bought the panels from Target on clearance for five bucks each (wahoo!); I couldn’t even make curtains for that price. The issue here? I could only get two because that’s all she wrote. So, ideally, we would have been able to balance the off centered walls with more curtain panels, but it wasn’t in the cards. That and the fact the window trim goes right to the ceiling with crown molding butting up to the casement. Mounting the brackets would have been a nightmare. It just wasn’t meant to be.
Two, because the windows are so close to the ceiling, the panels look like they’re waiting for a flood. I do have a plan to remedy this, though, just haven’t done it yet. I know, surprise, surprise.
Three, the curtain rods were cheap, like $3 a piece cheap, so features on more expensive rods are missing. Namely, the small screws that keep the rod from sliding around every time the curtains are opened or closed. I did fix this with a few small chunks of sticky tack (you know, the stuff teachers use to hang posters and other temporary items) on each bracket, under the rod. Works like a charm.
In summary, it takes us a year to finally finish something that is super simple. It also takes us a week to post about the weekend progress, making it last weekend’s progress. The good news? Ben cut down trees all weekend at the apartment complex, so we didn’t get any work done around our house. Actually, that’s not completely true, but stay tuned for that tomorrow. (Hint: it involves nice weather) All in all, we’re slackers.
Anyone else a slacker? Do you have simple projects on your to do list for a year (or longer)? Maybe you’re the opposite, the overachiever? I bet you got some work done this weekend. Please share, with links, if possible. We love to see what you do!
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