Yesterday was a major accomplishing day for me - not too smart on my part, but I definitely got some things done. I have been having a lot of pain/aches the last few days, but there were some things in the house that needed to be done and I didn't think would take too much effort. The first thing on the list was to hang some baskets in the kids'/guest bathroom. My friend Michelle (holla!) gave me these bars and baskets from IKEA and I wanted to put them up. I thought they would be great in the bathroom to hold washcloths and hand towels (we are going to get orange ones to go in there, so it will be a nice pop of color, too). I got to use the power drill and level for this project, and I think I did pretty well!
(straight on shot)
(from the door, so you can see it in perspective)
Next up was to assemble the island we got for the kitchen. This most definitely took more effort than I expected. It didn't take a long time and wasn't super complicated, but I think I gave myself carpal tunnel using the allen wrench. Ouch. But...I REALLY love the finished project! Here it is pictured with some other goodies from the birthday trip: a vase with tall branches from IKEA (I think this will go in our bedroom eventually) and my $6 owl from Kirkland's.
Love him! I think I will name him Clive. :)
With the new island, we moved the bar height table into the dining room and will be giving the hutch and regular dining table to my sister. This is a picture of the disaster room - once the new desk is assembled in the music room (pics to come soon!) and the hutch taken out, plus new light fixtures, I think this room will end up looking nice and open. All on the list of things to do!
In other news, we finally got dates when Jason's sister and her family will be coming to visit - YAY!!!! Jason hasn't seen Jen in 4 years, so it is well over-due. They are planning to come the last week of March (Jen, Scott and the 4 kiddos). I have a master list of things to accomplish in the house before they get here, including finishing the painting in our bathroom and bedroom, moving all the furniture into the right places for upstairs, buying and assembling a bookcase for downstairs, hanging light fixtures in the entry, dining room, and bathrooms, and hanging some decorative things I have in mind for the hallway, music room, and both of the kids' rooms. All to be documented as we go! :)