It's time again for me to talk about my project for the year, making a Pretty Crafty Home. In my last PCH post, I designated March the month of making a Hit List and I shared my top jobs with you. Well, I knew at the time that this was a 'tip of the iceberg' kind of moment. I also knew that I was floundering a little with my project. I wasn't quite sure exactly what I needed to do or where I needed to start.
It was time to face the music, put pen to paper and list Everything that bugged me around here. Well, everything that I can actually hope to something about at least. When I'd done that I found my list had grown from the original 12 to almost 50 tasks that needed my attention. Eeeek.
It did feel better, getting it all down but still I wasn't motivated to 'get stuff done' straight away. Since that list has been in existence I've realised why I had been floundering. There's a few things on there I just don't want to do. I mean I want them to be done, I just wish I didn't have to be the one to actually do them. Procrastination has been going on, I can't lie.
So, this is the plan for April. In the last few days of March, I treated myself to a nice, jolly little project that I could enjoy.
It's a little make-over of some file boxes that I've had sitting on my shelves and meaning to pretty up a bit for a hundred years or so. But as I was resolved to action, I grabbed them and got started.
This has actually been an excellent little thrifty project because it's cost me absolutely nothing. Not a bean! First of all I got some old cream emulsion and just added a little colour using Little One's poster paints.
Then I painted each one a different colour and left them to dry.
Then I gave it all a coat of Mod Podge to seal it all aftwards.
And then they were all done!
I didn't go to mad with my sticking, just a little decorative element. Much better than before though, what do you think?
But as a trade for doing the nice project, I'm now resolving to use April to get some of the less enjoyable tasks off the list. Things like drilling holes and filling old holes in. Clearing and sorting the dreaded shed and loft. Messy, tedious jobs. But I need to do them, and I'll know I'll feel so much better once they are done.
So in April - Don't put it off!
Good luck and I shall look forward to letting you know how I got on soon.