This weekend was our first weekend projects around the house for 2015.
When I woke up Saturday morning, it was raining. The rain was bringing in a very nice cool front, and had brought me a little headache with it. I decided, coffee was needed stat and the urge to make a project list for the weekend came upon me. We started simple for this year.
- Fix the kids’ bathroom door.
- Paint the rest of the doors on the kids’ side of the house to match the others
- Finish the girls’ window treatment.
- Clean the garage (this is actually always on my list because our garage is always a mess. Mike took this and decided to not only clean, sort of, the garage, but reorganized his workbench area).
We’ve had this house for almost five years now, we bought new construction for our first home because at the time the girls were not even a year yet and we had no plans of buying a fixer-upper that would need a lot of TLC or extra energy from us. At that time, it was all about surviving life with three kids age two and under.
This house, was one of the spec homes, but we liked the lot it was on, with the golf course right behind us (meaning we’d have no backyard neighbors) and decided on it even though there were certain things about it that we couldn’t change because some of the choices had already been made. One thing that I hated was that the kids’ bathroom door swung out into the hallway. So weird, I know. The builder claimed it was on purpose, but I still think it was a mistake that they just didn’t want to correct. We shrugged it off and figured Mike couldn’t fix it.
Well, five years later, we finally fixed it. It’s one of those projects we do that we say, “why the heck did we wait so long to do this?!” when we are done. Seriously, the hallways feels 100x bigger now and the function of the door is so much better.
As for the doors, when Mike was done fixing the bathroom door, I finally got around to painting the rest of the doors in our house. If you have never thought about painting your doors a color besides white, I highly recommend it. I painted the doors in our bedroom, bathroom, closet and kitchen black a few years ago (not a true black, it’s almost like a brown/gray/black and in satin, no sort of gloss) and will never have white doors again. They just really add a nice punch to the aesthetics of your home.
Almost a year ago now (last spring break) I redid the girls’ bedroom. The only things left to do in the room are to finish the window treatments (big fat check after this weekend) and finish the gallery walls behind each of their beds. Maybe we’ll be done by this spring break.
No need to explain the last one. Garage is still not completely clean (or, to my standards at least). My car is thismuch closer to parking in it again, though.
It felt good to have a project-filled weekend. I’m ready to start making my next list…