Project-Per-Month Project HOW IT WORKS... If you want to join in the project project, and you totally should, here are the rules...
- Pick a single, manageable project off your to-do list, just one.
- Determine that you WILL do it, come hell or high water, even if you have to stay up late one night
- Give yourself specific goals.
- Give yourself a deadline: the end of the month.
- Give yourself a budget.
- Do it. Do it.
My September project was to take this corner of my kitchen that currently has one of those small square Ikea tables tucked into it, piled super high with bills and papers to file and an old purse and a sewing machine and and and... it is a garbage corner and my plan was to get a narrow and tall dresser, strip the paint if needed, and put that in the corner instead, hide the table things, and top it off with a cute plant and maybe some other thrifted decor.
Here's the pickle. Well, there are two pickles.
Pickle 1: I went to about six different thrift stores over the course of September and I didn't find a single dresser I liked. Lame! But I was stuck - and I'm not walking around all day with time on my hands to visit more than six thrift stores in a month. I was damn proud of myself for trudging to six! And so super disappointed.
Pickle 2 does not sleep. Pickle 2 founded the Cool Girls Insomnia Club and she is very small and loud and I am her exhausted lackey.
Something about the disappointment of thrift failure coupled with a general sense of losing your mind to fatigue = feeling generally disappointed about life and like you've pretty much lost your mind. Sorry guys, I failed.
I did manage to watch Love It or List It at 3am with Loretta last night and to still wake up at 4:30 to write this post and put on a yogurt seaweed face mask (because zits!) and make myself some coffee. There's that...
Two big thumbs up on this one. I sleep in a flannel because I still secretly dream that Jordan Catalano will want to make out with me.
So who completed September projects? I want to know! I'm going to start a Pinterest board and pin all of your past and future projects to it - since I can't figure out HTML enough to make a good-looking photo library for you here. So that will be fun (I think)! And as for October I am doing this kitchen dresser project, redux. This time I'm going to visit a couple different thrift stores that are further from me but usually have more/better furniture and look into antique stores in the area. Wish me luck! My budget this month is $80 - I'm just upping it to give me more wiggle room on finding something I like and also because I skipped last month.