Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Procrastination Knocking at my Front Door

There are 3 types of people when they start a project

1. As soon as they start a project they finish it immediately (not me, and admire these people)
2. They start a project and never finish it (not me exactly)
3. They start a project and finish it at some point- BING BING BING- that is me!!

I want to share with you a project that I started back in July 2008. Yes, you read that right July 2008! We took the shutters off our home to paint them black (orignially blue, gross). The shutters finally got back up on the house in October 2008. Not too bad...but wait...then we have the doors.

Front of house with non-painted front door
Our home is a traditional brick home and I wanted to make it pop a little. So we decided on red. There are 1000s of reds and it just so happened the first red we got looked like bubble gum gone wrong. It was awful. So I was real quick to get another red to paint the first coat. At Christmas we had a dinner party with 40 guests. I tried my darnedest to get the red on the door, but wouldn't you know it was too cold, too wet, and just yucky so the paint on the door was WET for the party. So instead of having a beautiful wreath on my door I had a nice sign that said "Wet Paint" Classy!!


So today is Feb 11, 2009 the front door is still not done. It still needs several more coats of red. Like the blue painters tape! I bet my neighbors LOVE me!! Surprised the HOA hasn't sent us a letter!!

Granite the weather has been cold in NC, we have gotten more snow then we have in the last 5 years. So, it isn't ALL my fault (I keep telling myself that) but by spring I will have my red door painted and my yellow forsythia wreath on my door!Mark my words!!

My sweet daughter how I hope you are not the procrastinator like me...

I will post a picture when the front door is done. The more I think about it there are two other doors that are still blue (the back of the house)...how long will this project last!! Grrrrr!!

Procrastination Time: 7 months and counting

Cost: Does it really matter?? At this point I want to hire someone to finish it! But I won't!

Let me know if you have a nagging project that won't go away!


Elizabeth said...

No nagging projects for me...I just let Aaron finish them up.

Andrea said...

I always have a nagging project--but so does my husband. I think he's rubbed off on me.