however, for some strange reason, Saturday was a different story. Nacho & i did our usual Sat morning breakfast at the Greece & when we got home, boy did we hit the ground running. for me it was a deep cleaning Saturday. we get a LOT of those wispy cob webs around here & i'd ignored them long enough. so my intention was to vacuum everything above eye level. i did just that, but then it somehow led to more. so here's just some of what we accomplished.....
VentingNacho proved me wrong for once! he got this finished up in about 2 weeks
Wine Storagei'd originally posted the bulk of this project here, but it was nowhere near complete at the time. the steps have long been painted but i never did line the bottom drawers & get everything set up for storage. check that off the list as well.
Sealedokay, this i actually did Friday morning, but i'd been on Nacho to apply a layer of Tung oil to the bamboo counter tops. why i didn't just do it myself to begin with, i'll never know. but that's done now as well!
Trimoh god how we hate HATE hate painting trim around here. let's see with the kitchen/dining remodel, we had 10 windows to trim out & Nacho did 1. wonder who did THE OTHER FRACKING 9??? oh yeah, that would be me! i am a saddist!
Return of the Tarp Curtainso i did finally get my sewing machine back a couple of weeks ago. and remember whe i modified that existing curtain to add a liner to it for use in the bedroom? guess what? i don't like it and i've changed my mind. i know, simply shocking. but i never did get rid of the old Tarp curtain! you know what? it's rough, but i really do like it! so since the office/spare bedroom didn't have a good blackout curtain, just an old sheer from Pier1 way back when, i put Tarp curtain back up in here.
A Little Extraand with the old Pier1 sheer i had in the office coming down to make way for the Tarp curtain, i had a tension rod with nothing to do. so i borrowed from a popular Pinterest idea & repurposed that in our laundry room.
actually this is not all we got accomplished. we had a couple of other small items that made a big difference (or not):
- Nacho pulled the dining slider door & cleaned out the track. i do wish i'd gotten a picture of this. the door was so bad that i often had to put all my weight into it just to get it to open the entire way. he said it was amazing the amount of sand that had accumulated in the track. i think in the 11 years we've lived here we might have cleaned that thing once. that is on my annual ToNotDo list now!
- i attempted to organize some speaker wire behind the couch. why i have no idea, it will never be seen. suffice it to say, those Command strips that seem like such a great idea on tv, not so much in my house. fell right off the wall. i ended up using the plastic nail thingies that electricians use when running wiring to fasten the wire to a floating shelf so i could at least get them off the ground. certainly not photo worthy.