Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekend Warrior

Each weekend I struggle with how to best use my some of you may be aware, any days that are spelled Saturday or Sunday, pass at 10x the speed of light.  I usually start on Monday of each week thinking that when Saturday rolls around, I am going to paint more of my kitchen cabinets (I'm working on the Guiness Book of World Records category of smallest kitchen redo with longest time to complete. No, really I am.  It's not just that I am slow and lazy...Really.)   The reality is that I would much rather go shopping or hang out with the Grandbabes or go on early morning yard sales or antiquing junkets, than do the hard work it takes to do anything that remotely looks like, sounds like or acts like remodeling.  Ahhhh, poor me.

I made a sketch of the changes I want to make to my unfinished wall of cabinets.  The first thing is to remove all the upper cabinets, and then building a counter to ceiling shelf unit where I will house a breakfast station with coffee implements and toaster, along with other shelves for cookbooks, etc.  A wall pot rack would be a good choice over the range area and the current range top will be replaced with a drop in unit which frees up the current wall oven space on the other side of my tee-niny kitchen to place the microwave, which is currently over the range.  The window would be dressed with plantation shutters and some type curtain or scarf and cafe shelves would finish out the wall to the right of the sink.  This sketch is not to scale and I am no artist, so please allow me some artistic license as you follow along with my idea.  The shelving units would be painted the cream with glaze that I have already finished the other side of the galley kitchen with.  Not sure about the color of the subway tiles, but I think a light play on several tones would be nice. 

Have I mentioned that I have some really great ideas on remodeling my home and building some furniture items... I really do.  I've come to the conclusion that I can think it up and all I need is someone to execute the ideas that I dream up (because, again I find myself otherwise occupied also known as just plain too lazy to tackle and finish).  I would rely on my wonderful husband for the execution, but the man is not a all....not even a smidge.  He does try but when things don't go as expected (and they never do)...well, I've just learned that it is better to not get him involved when at all possible.  I married the man, not his hammer and saw and besides he has other talents that I find very attractive.  So what if he can't build a box.

I did get some of my loose recipes sorted and filed in a binder this weekend and that is going to be helpful, as I have a heck of a time finding a recipe with the mess they were in.  I'm still working on the whole pile, but they are already looking better.

I also finished the latest True Blood series book - Dead In The Family.  Now, I'll have to wait another year before the next installment.  And...I washed my white Rocking Chairs and removed all the winter smudge from them.  They are now bright and glistening.  Our patio umbrella has been on it's last legs for awhile now and last week during one of the high winds that sailed through, the umbrella took a flight and landed in a less than acceptable found a really good buy on market umbrellas this weekend at a new sports store opened in the area. 

As I'm writing this update, it feels like I got more accomplished this weekend than I originally thought...but, no kitchen updating (again, because of the world record) and there is always next weekend, when I plan to do..........well, you know. 

All The Best,
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Anonymous said...

Love your sketch. I never thought to do that when planning. It's actually a great visual for a kitchen, or really any room that's being redone or redecorated.

Laura said...

That is an amazing sketch.
I think we do projects at our own pace- I sure do.

It will get done (that is what I tell myself).

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Julie Harward said...

Sounds like you have been busy...and I love your's fun to plan and dream isn't it?! Good luck with it all! Come say hi :D

Connie said...

It seems that once you write down all that you've done, you realize how much you did accomplish. Right now, I'm not accomplishing much if anything except checking out your fun blog.
Have a great day...until Saturday!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Too funny girl...I start out each week of what I'm going to get done and then I sit reading blogs instead ha ha!! I really love your kitchen design and it will be wonderful when it's done...Thanks for coming by my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Theresa said...

Sometimes my list is just too long:) I work better trying to accomplish at least ONE project every day. It may be a simple, clean and organize a drawer or a cabinet or rearrange a clutter area. Works for me and doesn't make me feel so overwhelmed:) Have a blessed day Anita! HUGS!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Never quit planning and dreaming. It keeps us young!

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