Every now and then I like to publicly declare here on the blog all the things I want to get done in the next few months. It helps keep me focused and accountable, I think.
One of these days I am going to get around to finishing the wing chairs. The thing thatâ€™s holding me back is that theyâ€™re perfectly functional as-is. I put the old cushions back on them and they are comfy as ever (as long as all the mismatched fabric and protruding stuffing doesnâ€™t make you nervous). Iâ€™m having a hard time getting motivated to jump back in to a project that gave me so much grief the first time around, but the payoff is worth it so Iâ€™m determined to get ‘er done sometime in the next three months or so. For the record, they look much worse now than they did when I snapped the photo below. Time has taught me that my original efforts didnâ€™t have what it takes to survive in a home with cats.
Iâ€™d also like to actually use the new pegboard in my office. I solved the problem of shelves that were too shallow with 1×3 furring strips, but the issue of brackets that allow the shelves to slope forward remains. I tried to rig them up to be workable with no luck, so Iâ€™m now trying to return the brackets so I can maybe get a different kind. So far the company I bought them from seems to be giving me the runaround, and Iâ€™m wishing that Iâ€™d just hung some shelves on the wall the old fashioned way because it would have been done weeks ago.
Once I get some shelves up on that pegboard I can add all sorts of function with baskets and jars to corral everything from wine corks to scrap fabric. Iâ€™m seriously looking forward to the part where I get to put everything I want and need up on the shelves and get rid of everything else (note also that finishing up the wing chairs will help significantly with the clutter issue in the office).
And last but not least, Iâ€™d like to get started on the nursery in the next month or two. Iâ€™ve got so many plans and ideas swirling in my head, but I know from experience that itâ€™s better to wait and give my ideas some time to marinate before I start taking action. Iâ€™ve got a pinboard and a set of notes on my phone completely dedicated to collecting ideas and inspiration, and the more I think about it the more things are starting to come together in my head.
So thatâ€™s not too bad of a list, right? There are some smaller projects running in the background, like planting and tending my veggie garden, sprucing up the yard and porch for spring, and generally keeling the house clean and organized. I think itâ€™s totally doable.