Odds and Ends

Recently I have been working on a variety of small projects trying to get some things crossed off the to-do list, but I haven’t really had the motivation to attack items full force. Another reason I’m slowly working on finishing things up is to get the house into a somewhat normal order before tearing it up again.

The biggest thing I’ve been focusing on is the kitchen. I’ve put the window trim back on, caulked the back splash, painted underneath the upper cabinets, painted another shelf in the cabinets, and put up under cabinet lighting.

Here is the progression of under the cabinets from nasty to crisp and clean. I wanted to repaint before I put up the new lights.


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I’m not only proud that I got a chance to get these lights up, but also how clean the kitchen is. All the dishes haven’t been done in a LONG time. The lights make it so much easier to see when cooking in the kitchen at night. (Get my stupid Spongebob reference?)

I also found this list I made a while ago with all the things I wanted to do to the house. The unit we currently live in anyway. The picture on the right is when I went through and checked off everything that I had done. It’s interesting to see how some of the things I had on this list have been removed from my thought process, and what other new items I have added. It just goes to show that as projects are completed the vision changes.

After finding this I went and remade the list adding on the tasks for the upstairs unit, and I have yet to make a list for the exterior. I have mentioned some of my ideas in a blog post though I think.

Last but not least I started another small project. One of our upstairs neighbors wanted me to update this little box he has, and make it look a little closer to what I think it was supposed to look like anyway. From what I could find online, these boxes are usually dark

The neighbor’s box is on the right, and Chris’s is on the left. The hardware on the right box is skeletons and pirate like, and the left box has lion’s heads.

I will be making a separate post for that project when it’s all done.

Hopefully soon I’ll get an awesome grasp on my time management and go Gung ho on the house projects without getting behind on homework or sleep. That’d be the dream. Spring is coming up fast and I’m getting anxious that I won’t get very many of my winter projects done.

We still haven’t talked to the landlords about buying the property yet (read: Chris is taking his sweet time setting up a meeting time) which is holding me back on wanting to start any new house projects. I just don’t want to get mid project, be potentially let down, and not want to finish a project mid chaos. Worst case scenario people.

What have you been putting off? Are you still going full force on new years resolutions/goals? (I’m trying, I really am)

See You Around!

Lauren ❤

4 thoughts on “Odds and Ends

  1. Your kitchen looks great. All the check marks on your to-to list must be gratifying. I can totally understand wanting to straighten up before getting started again. Sometimes we just want to look at something pretty. And a neat space is less stressful. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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