Today though, I'm here to talk about my grand plans for the homestead. Those of you who are following along with my Pretty Crafty Home aspirations will know that I spent a good deal of my January and February cleaning and de-cluttering the worst of the mess and that I managed to sneak in a crafty project or two along the way. Well, now it's time to lay my plans for the changes I want to make around here.
I've been mulling over ideas and here is my Hit List of jobs to tackle first. Well, it's kind of a top ten, Pick of the Pops type thing, because if I laid the whole tedious list upon you we'd be here all day and nobody wants that I'm sure.
The PCH Hit List
Straight in at number twelve, a nice easy one to start. I want to cover these boxes in my craft room with some pretty paper or other. The big block of red is far to strong and imposing as it is.
Moving up two places to number eleven, The old wind chime. It's time is up and I'm sick of seeing it. Plus, it doesn't chime where it is because it's hanging against a cupboard. Time for it to be replaced with some sort of crochet goodness I feel.
My darling child loves nothing better than to draw, paint and generally cover paper and herself in colour. I have a plan for a better way to display her plentiful output!
Down three places this week, it's another cover it up job. This time the 'other' two files that have been waiting.... three?.... years to be finished. Time to spruce them up to match their friend.
I made the curtains, but that's not the end of the story. They need ties and hooks instead of holes in the wall and I've been putting it off so far.
This old dining room chair is now a handy dumping ground in my bedroom but the colour isn't exactly in keeping. It needs a nice new fabric cover.
Still hanging in at number six, it's the computer table I've always hated. Although it doesn't look half as bad as it did before I tidied all the wires and what not away, it's still not great. It needs..... something. I don't know quite what, but I'm going to try and come up with and idea.
A new entry for number five as it occurred to me the other day that I must be able to put this old blocked up fireplace cubby hole to better use. The dust collecting candles need to go and... well, it's another one I'm not sure what I'll do with. The thinking cap will certainly need to come out!
With well over five years in the charts, this little wash basket has been waiting for a new coat of paint for a very long time now. I think it deserves a pretty new fabric lining too.
The unsightly pile of shoes will need to be stored and the patch of tested paint surely has to go. I even brought the wallpaper last year and it sits ready and waiting. No excuses any more.
These 'fake' curtains were the first pair I dared to make and because I had blinds in the windows, (and not enough material) they are not wide enough to actually draw and just sit at the sides the dress the windows. But no more. I managed to snap up some more material and adjustments will need to be made. You shall be real curtains!
In the top spot, this week's Pick of the Pops is the Red Wall. I adored this paint when I first got it and loved in for a whole year. Yes, one whole year! Then, I hated it. So much. It feels so dark and it looks very tatty now too. I'm harbouring wallpaper plans but I'll have to work on Mr G to see if I can ease open the purse strings for that...
Well, there you have it. It feels like the tip of the iceberg but it's a start. I've shared the 'before' and hopefully we'll be seeing some 'after' in a little while. Wish me luck, I may need it!
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