Is anyone else mourning the passing of summer like I am? While it seems like summer ends with Labour Day, I’ve been holding on to my favourite season. However, as of yesterday, I can no longer pretend. Fall is officially here.
Three months ago, I posted four projects that I was hoping to accomplish over the summer. You know how I like to hold myself accountable. So let’s see how I did.
Project #1: Build a closet in the basement
Done. This one felt so easy it surprised me. Doing the drywall in the basement the first time around was a massive job. I was not looking forward to doing any drywall at any time ever again. However, this time around I was doing such small areas that it seemed like it took next to no time to put on a coat of paste.
This area has given Matt a tonne of extra storage, and the basement is (almost) tidy and organized. I’m only sharing a progress shot because the closet holds Matt’s stuff and I like to give him his privacy. But trust that it is done.
Project #2: Sand scrabble tiles
Done. I can’t wait to share these with all of you. Sanding 16 wood tiles was the definition of not fun DIY. However, the end product is (spoiler alert) awesome.
Project #3: Strip paint off the guest room bed
Done. Okay I’m calling this one done, but it’s more like I gave up halfway through. The metal underneath the drippy, chippy spraypaint is not in good shape. So after stripping the headboard and side rails I decided to skip the footboard and just repaint everything. I’ve just been waiting for the weather to cool down enough to be able to paint (not a project for the summer to-do list).
Maybe project #4: Makeover office cabinet
Not done. This was a maybe project from the beginning, so I don’t feel bad about not finishing it. Although I do really, really, really want to put my office together.
Perhaps a project for the fall to-do list…
However, I’m still in denial about it being fall, so I’m not prepared to write a list quite yet.
How are you feeling about the changing seasons? What did you accomplish this summer? Are you thinking about fall to-dos yet?
That’s good progress, especially considering you also had that huge garden to-do list!
I’m in the middle of a to-do list, not sure whether it’s a summer or fall one. We got most of the living room and hallway done in the last week of summer, and now I’m doing the kitchen. We even did the ceiling, and there’s a ton of trim in this home, so there’s lots of detail work. But the end result is so. worth. it!! It’s fresh and beautiful, compared to dingy and awful. The colours are light grey and white.
That much painting is a big job, especially when you’re doing every single surface. It’s nice when you see the results and feel it’s worth it.
Can I copy you and write a fall to do (I’ll give you credit!) it’s such a good way to keep track of things! I’m amazed at how organized you and Matt are.
Go right ahead! I definitely don’t have exclusive license to the to-do list. 🙂
Living on a large country property, the fall to-do list is one of the most important, I’ve found.