Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Type A timelines and "to do" lists.

The good news is that the birds were chirping when my alarm clock very rudely interrupted my dreams this morning. Chirping birds must mean that we are getting close to spring, right? And more importantly, the end of the school year! T-minus eight weeks and the kiddos are home full-time. The nearing of this calendar event brings two categories of feelings: the first is excitement to have the summer nearing and a less rigorous schedule to abide by. The second feeling is total panic! There are still so many projects I want to finish before the two-and-a-half month blur known as summer starts! 

So I thought I'd share a few of the "to do" projects on the list in hopes that by putting them in writing, I will feel an overwhelming need to actually get them all done! I'm a little bit type A. A list maker, a list crosser-offer. So this is my online list and I'm hoping to get them all crossed off in the next eight weeks. 

I am still working on our den that I posted about a few weeks ago. So I guess that is 
No. 1 on the list. 

No. 2. Remember my son's room makeover that I posted about in February? Well, what I didn't show you was his dresser that didn't quite get made over.

I don't want to make excuses, but it was just too d@#! cold to paint in my garage! I want to do something two-tone with more modern handles. 


P.S. If you haven't bumped into the Martha Leone Design blog, go there. Now. She has some crazy great furniture makeovers!

No. 3. I found this old telephone table at a thrift store several years ago. I have used it as a place to hide TP and air freshener in my downstairs half bath. 

Some of the inlayed mirrors are cracked and scratched, so those will have to come out.  I am thinking inlayed wood of some variety in place of the mirrors.

No. 4. And finally, I inherited this wood coffee table from my mother. It is a massive table and it has great detail, so I'm going to attempt to rescue it's pickled wood self from the 90s.

I found this amazing DIY mirror on the blog Crazy Wonderful. Hmmm. Maybe a faux inlayed top?

Mark. Get set. Go!
Chirp chirp! {Erin}


  1. oh i think royal designs has a stencil that has the inlay look- i have seen people do it! check it out!

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  3. I love the look of inlay. Can't wait to see all your projects

  4. Hi Laura and Erin: Thanks so much for including some of my work in this post. Your words were very kind! Have a great week.

  5. At least they are fun to-dos! And thanks for the intro to these fun blogs. I look forward to expanding my blog reading sites. That inlaid mirror stencil is amazing. What a great find.

  6. So many great ideas. Excited to see what you decide for each piece.


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