This is a really weird post because there is no significant reveal or even full project because the main project is all the work that will happen this weekend. I’m working really hard to get 50 gajillion things in place to make the weekend nicer so the best I’m going to be able to share for a while are nuggets.
Nugget #1 – This is actually a finished project but it isn’t one anyone but me cares about. I’m sharing anyway because it pleased me so much to have it done. So there.
I had to do the annual cleaning of the refrigerator in preparation for all the foods stuff that will be going on. I mean, I do actually clean the fridge more than once a year but this was one of the detail jobs. I threw away a TON of stuff (just had to admit that even though it was technically still good, I was not interested in eating it) and I took apart every shelf and drawer and got in all the nooks and crannies. Even nooks and crannies you don’t see. Now, every time I open the fridge, those sparkly shelves make me so happy. Seriously, they sparkle.
Nugget #2 – I don’t have the time to get the entire family room painted before the holidays but I really wanted to get one wall done because I wanted to get the curtain hung back up. Both for privacy and because the sliding glass door makes the room really cold at night. I just couldn’t bring myself to hang the curtain back up on the half-painted wall.
So I grabbed free time here and there and got the trim painted and just put the last coat on the wall tonight. The trim around the door took three coats. I’m using a paint/primer combination but the dark stain just bleeds through until you get to that third coat so that felt like it took forever. There is no way to get a good picture of this. This room will never have enough natural light to photograph well. You can, however, see the glorious white trim which looks about a million times better than the brown trim. That’s a statistical fact. I keep running my hand along it. I think I might actually need to be left alone with my new white trim.
Nugget #3 – Oscar helped paint the trim by pushing through the door and against the wet trim on his way out. I gotta be honest, it wasn’t actually a lot of help.
Another helper, Frankie. I set laundry down on my made bed and he sees it as an opportunity to make himself comfortable.
Nugget #4 – I said I would share a picture of the map table when there was some good natural light. We’ve had a lot of sunshine lately so I was able to grab a shot. I’m liking it more and more as I live with it. It’s just, unexpected. Yes, that is a bowl of rocks. I have a thing about rocks. I love them and have bowls of them all over the place. I can never pass up one of those tourist kiosks where for a few bucks you get to fill up a little bag with polished rocks. I’d probably let someone pay me in pretty, shiny rocks so it’s a good thing no one knows that.