New Apartment goals 2018
Did you see my post over on Live The Allie Way ? It’s all about this new apartment goals for 2018. As the beginning of February is here it is time to adjust these goals. January was just too short a month to get the goal I set for it met. I had wanted to or hoped to get 3 rooms painted this month. And I didn’t facture in the time it takes to get Christmas put away. Especially considering I don’t start to put it away till after the feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. So by about the 10th I had everything sorted and back in their respective containers only to realize since I moved in in November I had left no storage space for all of my Christmas containers. So time to re-rearrange my craft room. I had to make room for Christmas to fit into this closet.
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So before I knew it half the month was gone and I’d yet to even pick out a paint color. Never mind the actual process of starting to paint. I am happy to report that I did get my butt in gear and over to my local Sherwin Williams store and picked out some paint. The clerk was a sweat lady who wanted me to take home some sample paint containers. I politely responded I wish I worked that way. I just can’t paint little swatches on a wall and decide. I’m the type of person who has to paint a wall and sometime even the whole room before I yay or nay a paint color.
Luckily for me I love to paint, it energizes me and makes me feel mighty when I get a room painted. Not including ceilings oh vay I hope to never in my life have to paint another ceiling. So with my beautiful gallon of paint I headed home. My process for painting a room that is already in use is simple. One wall at a time. I like to move furniture or plants over to the other side of the room and get a wall painted from top to bottom. And then move whatever furniture goes there back and get to work on the next wall. I find this way I can get a room painted within a week. This also includes sometimes taking a day off to just do nothing or whatever else life throws at me.
So here is a look at the plan I had made back in December.
And here is the new plan. Revised
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|GOAL||SUPPLIES NEEDED||MONTH TO COMPLETE|
|Paint living rooms & my bedroom||Pick out paint
For conjoined living rooms – Outerspace sw#6251
Bedroom Inkwell SW#6992
|January & February|
|Put up curtains||15 windows
3/3 panel bay windows
¼ panel bay window (social room)
Kitchen 2 wide windows 1 over the sink window
|Bathroom floor||Needs tile I’m thinking 12*12 black with white penny tile trim||March|
|Kitchen & hallway floors||Probably new stick on vinyl tiles||April|
|Paint the Kitchen||Still need to decide on a color scheme for this room||May|
|Start yard spruce up (weather permitting)||I will be planting some flowers||April/May|
|Living room & Social room floor||Remove carpets & refinish hardwood
Hire out or DIY??
|May & June|
|New light fixtures for bedrooms||Find an electrician||July|
|Paint hallway & guest room||Pick colors||September|
|** possibly do my bedroom floor||Remove carpet & refinish hardwood||October|
|Christmas decorating||Enough of a project on its own||November & December|
This will be a very busy year. Make sure to come back and check out all the changes. 😉