Plenty on My Plate

March is half over which means the first quarter of 2017 is almost gone.

No more parties! Until a bridal shower on May 6th and our son’s birthday in April.

I always have so many plans to get things done then sabotage myself by planning parties or outings or classes.

We spent most of the day Saturday cutting and painting closet lumber.

We’re working on our closet now and I’ve allowed 4 weeks to get the bulk of the work finished.

I noticed how bare the house looks without shutters when I took pictures of the closet project.

We also need to get the shutters hung back up on the house: scraped, cleaned, and repainted. They’ve been off the house for 4 years now.

Love this gravel pathway from the Inspired Room.

I was hoping to get the hardscaping installed in front of the house so we can plant shrubs in fall.

Scrapes, dings, and smudges in the walls need to be repaired and painted after all the trimming is finished. And the trim needs to be painted in the entire house.

There are also some exterior and interior painting details that would be nice to check off the list. Once those items are finished we can get rid of the partially-filled paint cans (about 20) that are littering the basement.

I still want to visit a waterfall soon.

The project list seems overwhelming right now.

Do you save old paint?  Do you ever use it?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

3 thoughts on “Plenty on My Plate”

  1. Oh, those paint cans – aren’t they a pain? I’m going to try to get some paint projects finished up this year so I can use up some of it, too.

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