1.) Look for a bedroom door
Some progress? I looked! But I failed to bring one home.
2.) Make or find a zesty shower curtain
Utter fail! Couldn't find anything the husband and I could agree on.
I came up with a creative solution, but did get rid of the initial irritation. I think that counts.
4.) Finish stripping window frame
SO close on this one. Read on for a full dramatic telling of the lead paint issues.
5.) Find a stool for the secretary
Fail! Not so easy to find something that works with antiques but isn't Grandma-style.
6.) Figure out cushion for reading nook
Some progress...by which I mean calling the foam store and finding out that my cushion size would cost the earth. Time to ponder how we can modify those couch cushions.
I put this one on here just to make myself feel better if I failed at everything else. I think it's working.
8.) Make coasters
Some progress. This one should have been drop dead simple, except that I decided I wanted to laser cut them out of felt. I did get the felt and plan the design but I haven't actually made them yet.
9.) Rearrange the girl alcove
Some progress, although progress is hampered by the husband getting all up in there with new molding. I'm throwing a party about the new molding, so I don't feel too bad about getting this one only halfway.
10.) Clean the craft room
Some progress. Read on for the saga.
TWO out of 10? I suck! Ah well, fodder for next month.
1.) Bedroom Door. Welp, I looked. I looked on Craigslist, Second Use, EarthWise, at the ReStore, and nothing. I finally found these:
In the end, I turned to the husband and said "the only good things about these doors is that they exist." Hardly a glowing recommendation, so we passed.
2.) Shower curtain - big fat nothing! Must work harder!
3.) Work on a bed skirt. Otherwise known as Compromise, the Art of Figuring Out What You Actually Want. See the husband hates bed skirts. Thinks they help crap accumulate under the bed. He's not really wrong. Unfortunately, our bed NEEDS a skirt, because when you walk down the stairs you are greeted with this view:
When I really evaluated what I wanted, it wasn't that I wanted a bedskirt so much as I never wanted to see that ticking EVER AGAIN. So! Starting from there, I thought about covering the boxspring with fabric. Then I realized that these really smart people came up with these pieces of fabric that cover mattresses...called a fitted sheet. I bought a blue fitted sheet, bribed my friend Christyne with some PBR until she agreed to help me play Jenga with mattresses, and rocked it out. Now we have this:
Hey-yo!! Not amazing, but definitely better than 100-year-old boxspring! The level of ickiness you spy on the way down the stairs is dramatically reduced.
OK, I think that's enough progress for one post. Stay tuned for the window stripping or Lead Paint, Am I Crazy Yet?