Friday, February 26, 2010

If we had a show on HGTV...

It would NOT be "The Speediest Home Improvers Ever!"

We are so. Ungodly. Slow. I hate it.

It took probably 6 months to get Dahlia's tiny room 'finished' (although we are still needing to hang one piece of art...).

It took months upon months for me to strip the wallpaper in our bedroom (it was the EVIL kind of wallpaper)...and we're still living in what looks like ruins from post-war Europe. Lovely. Relaxing. Soothing. Sheesh.

We have lived here for a year & a half & have ONE piece of artwork hung. WTH?

The baby's room is in process - we have a time limit on this - obviously. That wallpaper wasn't as hard to strip -but was a pain in my rear. My Dad painted it - YAHOOOOOO - when they were up watching Dahlia while we went up the shore in January. Thank God. I primed the nasty closet last Friday (well, most of it - I can't reach the upper parts) and Steve has started priming all the trim...but it is slow going. He is a perfectionist.

I primed the baby's dresser yesterday & hope to get it painted this weekend (my nesting instincts are really kicking in & it's TIME to get out the newborn clothes & fold them neatly in said dresser...for my piece of mind!). The crib is up, the dust ruffle is in place, we have a new rug, but there is still so much to do. Our dream is to have it DONE before Baby B #2 arrives...but I'm worried! I KNOW it will take twice as long to finish up after he/she arrives. I've done this before....

I need to find some artwork; we're debating (!) getting another glider because damn they are comfy & we're not sure what we'd use in Dahlia's room if we move the glider into the baby's room & we'd still like to have a snuggle spot in her room....

I should stop thinking - I get worked up.

I didn't mention the valance, the shelves in the closet, etc, etc, etc.....

2 comments:

Kate said...

Calm, my friend. You're okay. And you're getting it done at the speed you need to. Who cares if your wallpaper isn't done? Seriously. You'll get to it. Really. Believe me.

And my parents have lived in Austin this third time for 10 years now and are still asking me to come have a "hanging party" because they are terrible at placing artwork.

Me? I just throw shit on the wall and call it good. That's what MAKES it good.

juliemac_29 said...

We should look over our schedules and some afternoon or a Friday when I'm off, I will come over and help. Much more low-carb of a "date" than going out for dessert, right? :) Seriously though....if you're off on a Friday or can use help for a couple hours on another weekday afternoon, lets get it done!