I’ve really slowed down the pace of projects in recent months, and in fact haven’t gotten much done at all around the house. I decorated for Christmas, opened my etsy shop (made another sale yesterday! woohoo!), and got a new sofa and dishwasher. Other than that, I mostly just grew a placenta.
But now that I’ve got most of my energy back it’s time to get busy. Where to begin? I keep wanting to jump to installing shelves above my desk in the office because it seems like a quick and satisfying project, but then I remember that I should probably paint first. And then I remember how much I hate cutting in and decide I don’t want to paint unless I can somehow get away with doing just the middles. So I think I’ll hire someone to help me, but that seems like a lot of work (finding painters, contacting them, setting up appointments, stressing about the cost…ugh). And I remain kind of stuck in that holding pattern of painting ambivalence.
The other project looming over me is the wing chairs. I could go back to upholstering them. But the idea of working on them in my future clean, organized, and efficient office and sewing area seems so much more appealing than working on them in the mess I’m currently surrounded by. I definitely think I want to tackle the office first.
Maybe I should just dive into the painting. Bite the bullet and start taping this weekend. I am really excited about someday getting to this:
The more I write about it, the more motivated I’m feeling. The hardest part is getting started, right? Well, actually, no, not really, not for me. I’ve mentioned before how great I am at starting projects and how sucky I am at finishing them. That’s why I need to start with the hardest part, the edges, and then work my way in to the satisfaction of rolling broad strokes of paint onto the wall. And since I plan on taping this time instead of deluding myself into believing I have the steady hand and patience required for cutting in by hand, it should be easy as pie once that tape is on the wall, right? Right? Please tell me this won’t be as awful as I suspect.