Monday, November 09, 2009

If you give a girl an afternoon

If you give a girl an afternoon (sick children may or may not be included), she will probably look around the house for stuff to do.

If you let her look around the house for stuff to do, she will probably find some power tools.If you give her some power tools, she will probably think up a project (like what to do with ancient bathroom cabinets painted with flat maroon wall paint? Love those peach walls?).If you let her get started, she will probably not stop to clear things off first.
She will probably have stop occasionally to make sure her sick children are doing okay. They are.
If you let her start sanding (who knew there were three colors under there?)......she will probably look around to see what paint she has available. Yes, this black door paint will do just fine (remember when I painted this?).If you let her paint it one color, she will probably change her mind. Too manly. And she will probably want some new hardware...
If you are very patient, and maybe even let her have a couple more evenings, she will probably keep sanding until she comes up with a little distressed look, finished off with some Red Mahogany Minwax Polyshade?
Ah, yes. Just right.

...But...

If you let her do one project, she will probably be looking to the next one...like what to do with faux marble countertops and 1960s mini-medicine cabinets...
Just give her another afternoon...(minus the sick kids would be nice)...

Similar thoughts:
Doing projects with kids around
Homemade baby gifts
Making the most of the home years

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Look at you! When I have days at home I always have big ambitions but not much motivation or follow through.

Rachel said...

Way to go! Looks good. :)

Jen said...

More brave than I . Scott would kill me..lol. They look great though.

Maureen said...

Wow! When I have an afternoon I usually strive just to finish my laundry so I can see my laundry room floor!

I wish you lived closer so you could come and help me with my projects! I am not very handy or creative lol! Your finished project looks great. Hope your kids are feeling better!
Love,
Maureen

Susanne said...

That looks really nice! Aren't you creative, I never would have thought of that.

C. Beth said...

Oh wow, totally impressed. Awesome!

(And I love the "If you give a pig a pancake" allusion.)

Mommahen said...

I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy! We've lived in this house for 2 1/2 years now and I seriously need to remove the paper in our bathroom and paint...but just haven't. I feel like a real slacker now! ;-)

Annie said...

Looks fabulous!!!

Robin said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! You are a woman after my own heart...raising 5, loving Jesus, loving power tools, changing your mind about colors, and my kids look a lot like that when they're home sick too! Your project looks amazing!

Robin

Wendy said...

You did great! Wow!

Gina Conroy said...

If I give her a plane ticket, will she come and do MY house?!?!?!

Looks great and I wish I had your "tackle it" attitude. Instead, I think of lots of projects for my hubby to do because I know if I start one, it will probably be let half done and done wrong!!!