Project Procrastinators: Unite

I declared last week at The Inspired Room that I will unite with project procrastinators. After I made my declaration, it felt like I broke into a cold sweat. What did I get myself into? Like I said on my declaration/comment on Melissa's post, I am definitely a procrastinator. My OCD:) gets in the way everytime. I get overwhelmed and I can’t seem to start. So many projects…so little time. But like Melissa said, "Even if we don’t finish, we’ll be farther along than if we hadn’t started." So baby steps it is! Thanks for the push Melissa! But wait! Am I really up for this challenge right now? I'm beginning to feel that overwhelming sensation again. I attribute it to my OCD but I like the way Mellisa puts it...she calls it sensory overload.

Now where do I begin? Which project to tackle first? Big Sigh. This is so difficult for me. Ok I have to remind myself: BABY STEPS.

This post is a big first baby step in itself. The declaration in blogland helps with the much needed push...accountability!

So I guess I will start with a list. Actually I already have a list...a long one. Ok I guess now is the time to prioritize and, like the Nike commercial, just do it.

So here goes. I've finally decided which one to do first...it has nothing to do with painting but something I have been putting off for the longest time...the flooring in the boys room.

Since this is a big project that I don't think I can finish in two weeks, I will break it down. This is the only room in the house without a hardwood flooring. This room is like a second master's suite. It is carpeted all the way to its bathroom (yuk! the potty here has been off limits) . So it's time to stop procrastinating and rip out the carpet, at least in the bathroom area (for now), and replace it with the leftover tile that we already have. Now I just have to believe..."I think I can, I think I can..." You think?

I think there's hope on my procrastination...I didn't procrastinate posting this:)

Here is the before photo



I also plan to paint the cabinets but not until after I finish tiling the floor. Please wish me luck...I need all the luck I can get on this project.


I thought I'd also share a before and after photo of my most recent very small project. I changed the hangers on my closet. It has also been on my project list for the longest time and I finally got the chance to do it.

Here's the before with the plastic hangers


Here is the after with the wooden hangers




It is such a small thing that made a big difference...it elevates my mood whenever I hang clothes.

10 comments:

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

You're surely right! small things makes huge difference.

Love life to the fullest and you'll reach the goals of your all projects.

Have a happy day!

Janis@An Inspired Life said...

I agree on the "baby steps"..........little things make a big difference.......good luck!!

KarenB said...

I keep thinking I should use wooden hangars too. Nice job. Good luck on the flooring. Ripping up the carpet will be the easy part. Be prepared to sneeze a lot. And just think how accomplished you'll feel when you're finished!

june@craftyniche said...

New flooring always looks so much nicer! I need to get rid of my ugly plastic hangers and get nice wooden ones..on my to do list.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Wooden hangers always looks so nice. My husband will not use plastic hangers at all! Good luck with your flooring project - it'll look so nice when it's done!

Manuela

debi @ life in my studio said...

I think you can! That's a big project...but with baby steps...you can do it!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

You can do it! Yes, baby steps and a list are good to avoid that overwhelming feeling!

Look at those hangers, that looks GREAT!

And your floor will make such a difference and give you the boost you need to continue on! Good job, can't wait to see the end result!~

Thanks for joining in!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Ooh, I love those wooden hangers! Good luck with your floor. Are you going to have some help?

Shannon

Imelda@Inspired Simplicity said...

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments and inspiring support. I will comment on your sites individually...I visited all of them and they are all lovely. I am expecting wonderful guests over the weekend so I will be out of blogland for the weekend.

And yes Shannon I will have some help from my eldest son...I need help taking out the toilet:) and putting it back:) hopefully he'll help me with the rest too:)

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

The closet looks great! You'll be even happier when you get that carpet out of that bathroom and have tile down so you can use it!
Yeah! Can't wait to see what you do. I've joined the party too. Exciting!