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Tying Up Loose Ends

As our annual pig roast draws near, I am rushing to complete as many projects as I can. The humidity is killing many of my painting projects so we’ll see how much I can get done.

Sunday afternoon I wrangled Dan into helping me finish two projects that I’ve been sitting on for months. Literally months….like since April…oh my…

Lucky the painting had been done for write a while, before this super humid weather rolled in. I just needed help screwing the hooks in then hanging them on the wall. I’m not a very good DIYer yet because I can’t hang pictures straight to save my life. My hubby saves me on this.

First up, the laundry room. I’ve been wanting a hook for my ironing board since we moved in, but I struggled to find a hook wide enough for the legs of my ironing board. Young House Love’s target line saved the day! I mounted their hooks to my own board and hung out on the wall. Tada!
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While I was at it, I raised the pictures on the opposite wall as I hung them too low originally.
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My laundry room is complete (for now! I’ve got more ideas up my sleeve!)!

This room needs a proper reveal post now that it has reached a mostly finished stage…another day, my friends.

Next up, the nursery! I’ve been wanting to fill in the empty wall next to my nursing chair and it took me almost a year to make my idea turn into reality.

Middle of the night sickness made us realize how important a clock is in a nursery…you do NOT want to lay that baby down until the Tylenol has had a chance to kick in. Am I right?

I had seen similar boards with big clips on Pinterest, so I tried to incorporate the boards with the clock as one big collage.
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I don’t know exactly what I’m going to hang from the clips but right now I’m thinking a mixture of family pictures and bible verses. I just grabbed some photos I had lying around for this post.
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(I have some patching to do too…never mind the screw holes! Those will be covered soon…famous last words!)

So here’s my to do list from a few posts ago…making progress!

  1. Stain, poly, and hang the shelves in the basement bathroom
  2. The boards have made their way to the garage for sanding!

  3. Prime and paint the trim around the new windows that we installed a few weeks ago (by “we” I mean the professionals!)
  4. Done! Haven’t blogged about it though….it’s really not too exciting.

  5. Paint the remaining wood windows throughout the house
  6. Paint the trim around the front door
  7. Done! Need to post about this…

  8. Super glue the cup pulls to the mock drawers under the kitchen sink (I’m thinking super glue will work…not entirely sure, gorilla glue didn’t)
  9. Done! Super glue for the win!

  10. Touch up the paint on the kitchen cabinets
  11. Finish the clock/picture clip collage for Jackie’s room (not a good description…I’ll show you when it’s finished)
  12. Done!

  13. Finish and hang the hook for my ironing board
  14. Done!

  15. Raise the pictures next to the dryer in the laundry room
  16. Done!

Wow, crossing all that off feels so good! I hadn’t realized how much I’d gotten done. Woot!

What have you crossed off your to do list?

4 observations on “Tying Up Loose Ends
  1. Erin Bolton

    Woohoo! Progress! It feels so good, right? I like all the projects, they are super cute.

    We’ve managed to finish the living room painting and are about 2 coats from finishing the last nursery room wall as well. Then it’s just replacing the carpet and we can start filling the nursery!

    Furniture has arrived for the big switcheroo (B gets a big girl bed and we move the crib stuff to the baby’s room). We just have to put everything together (ha, nbd right?)!

     
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    1. Emily

      Ha, right. Famous last words! 🙂 care to share a picture of your living room and nursery? I’d love to see it!

       
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  2. Betsey

    Er – I’d love pics of your projects also. You and Tobin do some pretty neat things together with your home space!

    Em, I love that you mix functionality (need a clock in the nursery) with lovely things – paint and photo collages. I tend toward the strictly functional, and I end up wishing I had prettier spaces. Nice work!

     
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