Saturday

Overwhelmed

There comes a time during any 'Home Transformation' that you become "Overwhelmed"
Today I'm sitting, or rather moving from one chair to another, totally "not knowing what
to do next"?  A 'one woman band', I am!
Since I first started the 're-do' of my townhouse, that was the summer of 09, my first
intentions were to simply "Make my kitchen look better'!  I mean, "look at this kitchen"!
That scary thing in the ceiling is a 'Florescent Light' 6 bulbs up there?.. With dirty yellowing  plastic panels surrounding it!  It had about 25 years of bugs in there! 
One day I'd had enough, took out the sledge hammer and started with the ceiling!
Within 2 hrs "It was gone"!


Every time I stepped into the kitchen I felt like I was "Back in Time"!
It was someones time, surly "Not Mine'!

 Well, one thing led to another and my townhouse took on a life of it's own!  I got out the "White Paint" and the paint brush went off an a tangent!  It just started going 'splish splash' from one room to another... and I started liking what was going on! I moved out of the kitchen, into the other rooms of the house. Poor kitchen is still there, begging to be finished. I keep talking to it... soon, when I get the money for the new counter top I'll be back... promise!







Ok... I think now I'm totally "OVERWHELMED"! Time to hang up the 'Paint Brush' for a few days and 'Re-group'....I made a "White Pair of Drapes" for the family room this morning.. love it, but the rod needs to be larger/longer... to the Home Depot for a 105" wood dowel to make my own!

Look at all the photos.. "Who Does This"? 
And, "I have more photos, of more furniture I painted
in the past 6 months!

  It is Saturday evening and I've decided to take off tomorrow, Sunday. Not one thing will I do except read the newspaper and watch the Hallmark Chanel ,, or maybe watch the design shows on HGTV, check my e'mails and peek into a few of my bloggie friends sites... maybe get a little energy for Monday!
Knowing me, I'll be dreaming of the 'stair case'... yes, I want to remove the carpet and paint the wood steps.. and the living room, remove the carpet and paint the cement sub floor... 
StOp!!! No more for the weekend.. I'm sure everyone knows, "When you start dreaming of this stuff, it's time to hang up the paint brush"!  OK!  "Sandy Out"

11 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh my gosh! Are you walking around in my shoes? Seriously...I know where you're coming from. I flit-I float- from one thing to the next. I call this 'wandering aimlessly'

Just take a deep breath and re-group like you say. It will all come together, sooner or later, you'll get back to 'the plan'. Whatever that is. My plan changes from day to day.
wandering aimlessly...
your faithful follower.

Granny J said...

Your plant to get some much needed rest and relaxation sounds like a good one. Have a great weekend.

homesteader said...

Seriously. I get that way too! When I start going project crazy and get overwhelmed, I go play outside for awhile. It makes me feel so much better! Nature is the best inspiration! Ps, I enjoy reading your blog!

Sue said...

Hope you are enjoying your day off! It's my day to organize and clean. I got started in one room, took something from that room to another, then startd doing something in the room I took something into!!! I am hopelessly haphazard today. Why else do you think I'm taking a break and reading blogs and commenting?! LOL
Thanks for visiting, Sandy.
~Sue

Debbie said...

I know exactly the feeling that you're describing, and I'm not even in the middle of a massive overhaul. It's that mind racing... "and next I wanna do" feeling.

In fact, I was harping about the carpet on my stairs to my sister this afternoon. I'll let you do yours first so I can get your tips before tackling mine.

You, however, clearly deserve a break because what you have accomplished is awesome!!

Lourie said...

My mouth dropped when I saw your kitchen transformation. Makes me itchy to do one of my own. I have the same nasty florescent lights with probably bugs from the time the house was built in 1989.

Samantha said...

Great post. all I could do was laugh. We've all been there....Shirley we can all relate! I just cant wait to have a house of my own to take on the dubious challenge of making it fantastic!

sharon said...

Hi Sandy,

You're so right, every big project needs some time out now and again. Time to breathe deeply, rethink, get new energy. I'm sure it will turn out great in the end.
Sharon

classycareergirl said...

My husband and I started cleaning out our guest room 6 months ago and then became too busy and overwhelmed to finished:) Your white kitchen looks great! Someday our guest room will look great too:)

Stopping by from SITS!

Anonymous said...

You're really doing a great job with your renovations!!

Val said...

You did such a fabulous job.