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Friday, July 27, 2012

to-do for the weekend

The weekend is here again and I finally want to finish the vestibule. I started working on it in the spring of last year and it has been in this half finished state for way too long. Two weekends ago I already painted the interior side of the door white, it still had the primed finish that the door came with. My parents are coming for a visit in mid September and this gives me a push to finish up projects like this before they arrive. We have used upcoming visits from friends and family before as deadlines for getting projects done on previous occasions. Last year it was painting P's office so my sister and her boyfriends had a nice room to sleep in. 

Here is a list of things I want to accomplish this weekend:

- paint door frame around exterior door
- prep other door frame for painting (maybe paint as well)
- install new flooring in the vestibule
- call or email contractors for estimates how much having the old wood door stripped would cost
  us (I wanted to do it myself but do not feel like it right now)

What are your plans this weekend? Will it be all fun or a working weekend like mine? 


7 comments:

  1. Good luck with your weekend project Nina and have a great one!

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  2. Horray for home improvement projects! I think my weekend will look similar to yours with all that painting and potential construction (or at least J's will, I will be watching the Olympics, haha). Visitors are definitely a good motivator to finish all those little things. And cool that your parents are coming in! Do they visit a lot?

    Have a great weekend, Nina!

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    1. My parents try to visit us once a year. Yay! :) Hope you had a great weekend and J got some work done.

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  3. My weekend plan is to hand off the rest of the IKEA shelf over to hubby. I totally agree with you that nothing gets a home project going like an impending visit. Hmm, Nina, care to come be our overnight guest over a weekend??

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    1. How does next weekend sound? ;)

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  4. Hm, I'm wondering how it all went and if you got a lot accomplished. I have to say, you've got some great bones there. It's going to look amazing when you're done. I'm liking this strategy of yours: using house guests as motivation for getting projects done. I need to start hosting more people at our house. :)

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