Monday, April 7, 2008


You know how you put off a job forever, and then when you do it and it's easy you want to smack yourself in the head for waiting so long?? Our bathroom mirror is the double whammy of that phenomenon.

Our bathroom is awful. I hate it and I won't belabor that point. When we moved in, the mirror had tape acting as a frame--don't ask me why, I don't know. It was a bare-edged mirror with tape all over it. Stupid me, when I painted in there, I painted the tape, hoping it'd look less like tape. It didn't. We just weren't able to put any energy into it at that point.

When we took up the carpet on the first floor, Matt had to install bead board trim, because there was a gap. He eventually did that, and I painted it. I got the bright idea to use that extra bead board trim to frame the mirror--just glue it on, and you have a wood frame mirror. Well, it took Matt about 6 months to get that project done. Finally, it was done--that's part 1 of the procrastination. Part 2 was my job--painting it. I kept saying, yes, that has to be painted. But I never did it.

I did it today. It took about 45 minutes (most of that was gathering supplies and taping the edges of the mirror and frame!) and it was easy, and it looks SO MUCH BETTER!! Why did I procrastinate? No clue. I'm so glad it's done.

Next projects: taking up the carpeting in Emma's room, as in a few weeks we'll be having the floors sanded and refinished (can you say YAY?????) and bringing the spring clothes out of the attic and sorting through those. Also, I cleaned the bathroom ceiling and will put a coat of paint on that. Three projects. Not to even talk about the house painting, which I know is going to begin again soon, but I don't want to think about it. And the garden....sheesh. Now I want to go to sleep!!


1 comment:

Chloe [-headbang-] said...

Procrastination is so, so fun. It's horrible and really bad if what you have to do is important, but it's still fun.

--Chloe [[encourages hildren to procrastinate!]][[hopes no one will ever listen to her...]]