When Nick sets his mind to something, he takes a leave of absence from… his life. He gets very passionate and excited about whatever his current project is, and throws himself in 100% until it’s finished. Side effects include but are not limited to:
- Tunnel vision
- Selective hearing
- Confusion regarding very basic things
‘honey, WHY did you ask me to fill TWO sippy cups instead of one?’
‘because darling, we have two small children.’
*I* on the other hand, like to have several projects going at once. But many times, my projects require Nick to help out here and there with things that you won’t find on my creative resume. Things like moving large objects, or sawing metal items. #nothanks
I got him to do that^^ this morning for the sole purpose of having that picture for this post. SUCKA! (in fact, as I’m writing this, it hasn’t even been done yet (!!!) snicker snicker). You can be sure he’s sitting on the couch glaring at me right about now as he’s preparing for his week-long post-project hibernation period.
So since I don’t have any finished projects to share right at this moment, I thought I’d show ya what I’m in the middle of!
1) Metal Cubby Thingy:
This gorgeous piece of industrial organization came home with Nick from his place of employment.
He emailed me from work and said ‘GUESS WHAT! I have a surprise for you!’ And naturally I said… ‘oooo what is it?’ and he said, ‘if I tell you it won’t be a surprise’. And naturally I said, ‘so help me… if you don’t tell me RIGHT NOW… why you little sneaky… if you truly wanted it to be a surprise, you wouldn’t have TOLD me you have a surprise!’ Blah blah blah.
It was a pretty great surprise though. The man-boy knows how to please his lady-wife. I shall paint her. And now that she’s been chopped down a couple inches, it is exactly the same height as my garage sale file cabinet thingy!
Which brings me to…
2) File cabinet thingy:
This beast has been sanded, primed, and painted white. I’m seriously considering painting the drawers… maybe an ombre treatment? Or a pattern/stencil of some kind? This piece paired with the metal cubby thing (above) will eventually have a butcher block counter on top of them, and will be my counter-height works space in my ‘creative studio’ with stools and bunting and the like. We hauled it into the studio for now so I can think about it for awhile. No rush, yo.
Which brings me to…
3) The Studio:
There is SO.MUCH.STUFF in this room that I did what seemed right, and moved everything to one side of the room and painted two walls. The blotchy tan walls were making me dry-heave, and I was having designers block because all I could picture was a pile of blotchy brown poo. Or the kind of tan you get after applying sunscreen with a feather-duster.
I’m more than a little anxious to get all these supplies & fabric into their own heavenly organized space.
Let’s see… what else?
4) The Buffet:
This piece I found on craigslist almost a year ago, and it’s been sitting as-is in our dining room. When updating furniture pieces for our own home, I like a good long time to look at it and think about it before I pull the trigger.
I totally know what I’m going to do with it, but I’m totally not going to tell you. What? You don’t like surprises either?
5) The front door:
This is the kind of conversation that isn’t uncommon in our household.
‘Babe, this lasagna is splendid’
‘Aww honey, you’re too kind! Can you help me take the front door off it’s hinges this afternoon? And stabilize the back left wheel on the buffet? And build a step stool so the girls can wash their hands? And pick up my thyroid medication at the pharmacy on your way to work? Also, I plugged the toilet.’
So yeah, I’m stripping the front door. I’ll let you know how it turns out, but so far so good. If it looks like I hope it will, I’m totally going to do it to all the doors on our main level. TOTALLY.