Blue Momma is our hostess for this week and here is her challenge:
I want to see your unfinished projects. I have so many that I really need some reassurance that I'm not the only one. Home improvement projects are what I have in mind, but it you don't have any of those show me any kind of project - needlework, cooking, scrapbooking, etc. You can even show me your spouse if they qualify as a work in process.
And again, HA, I say.
I am not the unfinisher in my house. I actually have one thing only that is never ever EVER finished, and that is the laundry. Laundry is always a work in progress.
This is not to say that there are no unfinished projects in my house. Oh no no no. I love my husband more than life itself, but even he would be the first to admit that finishing? Not his strong suit.
In our bedroom, there are two sets of bookshelves, built by the very talented Wonderhubby, that flank our gas fireplace.
Here is one:
Here is the other:
Please note the differences:
1) One is painted, the other is not.
2) One is finished, the other still has wood putty patches showing.
3) One has artfully arranged photos, the other still has assorted crap, including a wooden level, on it.
Funny thing is, the Wonderhubby actually mentioned on Saturday that he was thinking about getting the paint to do the other set of shelves. Operative words here: thinking about. Motivating factor: he saw me taking the pictures and he knows what the Fun Monday assignment is.
I have lived with the half-finished shelves for about a year (both were unpainted until a year ago, fyi). I guess I can live a little longer.
Second project: the yard.
I offered photos of our incomplete back yard during a previous Fun Monday.
Originally, the fenced thingy was going to be a dog run for our teeny tiny 9-week-old pups, to keep them safe from owls and coyotes.
Please note that the dogs are now almost 2 and no longer itsy-teeny and in need of that kind of protection.
So, revamp, revise, rethink. Presto. It will be a fenced vegetable garden. Wonderhubby spent much of the blistering hot summer digging out our nasty soil and replacing it with a potting mix and a garden mat. This is a closeup of how it remains today. (Note weeds poking up through the pavers.)
And, of course, with one side of the yard all torn up, this automatically means the other side is, too.
In conclusion, let me add that my darling Wonderhubby is currently surfing the internet looking for tips on installing hardwood floors. He plans to rip out three staircases and a couple of hallways worth of crappy carpet (rendered crappy by two puppies) and replace with bamboo flooring. In fact, he already has ordered the stair nose (doncha love how I can throw around those technical terms like I know what the hell I'm talking about?), which arrives in about 10 days.
Pray for me.