Why I Start and Don't Finish
I fully enjoy doing projects around the house. It's more fun when I do them with Adam, but sometimes, I just gotta do it myself, for whatever reason. Bragging rights, mainly.
That, and my brain is constantly coming up with ideas and make-work projects that, if Adam knew about it, he'd probably kibosh it. Often for a good reason. I usually figure out the good reason after I've started, and then I just HAVE to finish it, as over my head as it might be.
To give you an idea of what I'm really referring to, is what I got up to today....
This is our main bathroom. I love it, and as small as it is, it surprisingly works. We installed this IKEA Godmorgen vanity in place of the turquoise sink, which instantly updated the space by about fifty years.
I figured that a nice little IKEA shelf over the toilet would be a great place to display some candles and a plant, because, who are we kidding? That plant on the vanity is only there for the photo and those candles straight up don't fit on the toilet.
Seahorse Shower Curtain design by Thomas Paul
from: Burke Decor LLC
Besides, how hard can installing a shelf be... Besides running around the house trying to find the level and anchors for the screws. I found all the gear and set to it, while the babe was having his nap. I love nap time for my crazy projects!
Here is the first bracket. Clearly, off to a good start! Next bracket... Not so simple. Whyyyyyyyyy?
I was just drilling happily away and bam! Hit something hard. Very hard. Called Adam at work and had to explain what I was up to (was hoping to surprise him with my handiness) and ask what this impenetrable thing in the wall might be.
Notice though, there are two holes. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again, I always say. Maybe the drill was dying, so it wasn't going through the stud that I didn't think was there... Who knows! After the second attempt though, I realized it was something pretty solid. I actually called the dad in law first, but he wasn't home, so I had to wreck the surprise and called Adam. Darn.
Turns out, it was, in fact, some plumbing pipe. Darn, again . That really puts a damper on my shelf hanging plans because now I need to chop down the shelf, and blah blah blah. Simple project turned mission. I should have just stuck to vacuuming today.
Should I attempt moving this awesome, but overloaded Umbra shelf that is currently at our entry, to the bathroom for towels instead of sunglasses? Or just call it a day? Maybe I should try to finish some of my unfinished projects before I start another one.
To Finish and/ or Fix BEFORE I Start Something New
Adam will be happy to see me attempting to finish those ones before starting a new one.
And so will I. I know it's an issue I must work on. And so I work on!
Coniston Parchment Towels design by Designers Guild - $15.00
from: Burke Decor LLC
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