Monday, September 6, 2021

Projects, Projects, Projects...

 

I think I might be filling up my space with projects to keep from feeling the loss of my old life.  Sometimes I don’t feel like a whole. What was WE is now just me. 

I guess that’s where all the projects come in.



This is a cabinet I'm working on for the entry by the garage. It started out as unpainted wood. Kind of blah. 

I used half a jar of expensive chalk paint on it before I realized it was just soaking it up like a sponge. 


I switched to a quart of regular paint from Home Depot in a creamy white, Behr's Swiss Coffee. I added Calcium Carbonate to it, making a cheep version of homemade chalk paint. 

I have an obsession for putting wheels on large pieces of furniture, but this is so heavy I'm going to buy a piece of MDF just a little larger than the base and put wheels on that. I'll paint it same as the cabinet and slide the cabinet onto it.  

Here's my table right in the middle of the chaos.  It's very heavy too because the top is a thick piece of wood. The guys who recently delivered my guest room mattress and box spring turned the table upside down for me. 


I painted the table's trestle legs white and then started adding wheels. I got three of them on with my small battery operated screwdriver, but the going was tough! 

My two middle fingers are still hurting from being fractured during the carpet installation, which made using the screwdriver difficult. 

I gave in and bought a larger, plug-in electrical drill to attach the rest of the wheels as soon as I get back to it.


In the garage is this large green cabinet I bought for the sunroom. I'm seriously putting a ban on buying anymore large items! 

The garage is full of them, and I've even had to develop a system to take them out of my pickup truck myself.


See the bins on rollers the cabinet is laying on? I wheeled them up to the back of the truck and slide the cabinet onto them and wheeled it out of the way.



The garage is also holding a corner cabinet, a vanity that's going to become a potting bench, and this desk with carved drawers...



As you can see, there's plenty to do. Almost too much actually. I've made a list and vow to complete an item before I start the next. And no more new projects until the ones I have are done.


Thanks for dropping by!









21 comments:

  1. You DO have a lot of projects to tackle, but when they're done your house will be exactly the way you want it.

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  2. This is so impressive! You are doing a terrific job on these pieces and I hope we get to see the finished projects!

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  3. Wow, you are doing so well. Looking forward to seeing all the finished projects.

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  4. I will be glad to see how they turn out. Rock on!!!

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  5. Hugs to you. God is good. You're doing so much! You're inspiring girl.
    I really need to do some projects myself. After I recover from my next surgery at the end of the month. (hopefully my last)
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage, where I will continue knitting socks for Christmas for now.
    Laura

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    1. Prayers going up for your next surgery, Laura. Blessings sure to come down.

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  6. All the projects look like fun! And what a great idea to use the rollers. Love how you figured out how to get the cabinet out of the truck. Where there's a will there's a way!

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  7. So glad you are keeping busy but sad for the reason for it. My sister is going through the same stage in life. I will keep you in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you for the prayers. Almost to the second anniversary and hoping when the 2 years are past it will get easier. Sorry your sister is going through this too.

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  8. You are SERIOUSLY enterprising! Well done and three cheers for all you are accomplishing -- and so well. Just remember, it hasn't been that long. Feelings don't disappear after a year or two, we just learn to deal with them and whatever it takes is a help. Bravo to you for all you are doing.

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  9. Big hugs that you are moving forward through your grief and keeping busy. You have accomplished wonderful with more to come. I have always said time does not make the loss and pain go away it just makes it more tolerable. You go girl on your projects. xoxo Kris

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  10. I am loving all of your projects. The way you move things is very intentive. I think I might have to think about making or buying some of those roller thingies.

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    1. Granny Sue, highly recommend the ones at Lowe's. They're by the moving stuff. I put all my bins on them in the garage so I can move them out of the way if need be.

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  11. Wow, I missed a few of your posts about the move and the broken bones. Yikes. I hope you're feeling better. I'm so impressed with your DIYs and your drive. I know it's not easy, I remember watching my mom go through the same thing. Sending you hugs.

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  12. Those projects should keep you busy. Putting wheels on the big pieces of furniture is a clever idea!!

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    1. Forgot to say, good luck with the walking. Little walks can turn into big ones. :) Glad you feel I inspire you to walk and thanks for telling me. :)

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  13. You've been busy! I really like the idea of wheels on things. That first cabinet is going to look great!

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  14. You're an inspiration to me and my unfinished painting furniture projects!

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  15. You are soooo inspiring. So capable and industrious! And clever at finding solutions. You've bitten off more than *I* can chew, but I know you'll get it all done! Glad you're managing with those broken fingers; hope they'll soon be completely healed.

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  16. O my!! You do have a lot of projects going on but good for you!! The system you devised to get things out of your truck is pure genius!! Sorry to hear about the broken fingers....Can't wait to see all the finished projects!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  17. Very clever way of removing stuff from your truck without destroying your back. You look like you are really busy.

    Look after those broken fingers, you'll need them!

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