My 3 Monsters: {31 Days to a Brand New Room}Taking a Break or Breaking Down

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10.28.2012

{31 Days to a Brand New Room}
Taking a Break or Breaking Down

If you're joining us for the first time today, welcome!  This is a 31-day series about how to give a room in your home a brand new look, from top to bottom, completely DIY.  


So, yeah.  No new post today.  I'm throwing in the towel . . . for a minute . . . not for good  . . . whatever.  I'm feeling completely swamped.  I know, making over a small bedroom in 31 days isn't really a big deal.  Plus, I cheated and started the process in August so I started the month ahead of the game, with about two weeks of posts pre-written.  If making over this bedroom and writing about it was ALL I had to do I would have been sitting pretty.  But life is always a little more complicated than that.

My kids want to eat . . . like, all the time.  And my creditors and utility companies want their payments from me.  And I have pretty big responsibilities at our church.  I've had to get Sis ready for the Pioneer Trek she went on and deal with a kid who is struggling in school.  We've had to put together 5 Halloween costumes and celebrate my birthday.  Plus, I'm a little down in the dumps for no good reason.  So, the slipcover has fallen through the cracks.  Here's what I got done yesterday in between finishing up costumes and making chili and corn muffins for Trunk-or-Treat:

I had it all finished BEFORE Trunk-or-Treat, but I came home and hated the way it looked so I ripped it apart and started over.  Now it's great, but I'm running behind.  I didn't even have time to move the cord off the top or take a decent picture of it.  OK, honestly I don't care enough right now to do those things. 

The room will be finished.  SOON. Very soon.  But not by the end of October.  It pains me to say that.  I'm an organizer.  I love a schedule and a deadline more than almost anything, but I would have had to neglect some other pretty important things to meet the deadline at this point.  I COULD have stayed home from Trunk-or-Treat last night {believe me, I thought about it} and stayed up all night and had a beautiful finished slipcover to show you, but why?  What would be the point of that?!  
 
I'm just going to take a day or two and catch up on some laundry -- I found out my boys have been re-wearing socks because they could see I was too busy and didn't want to ask me to wash their clothes -- this is not a good thing.  Maybe I'll try to get some food back up in this kitchen, too.  And THEN I'll show you Sis's pretty slipcover and some pictures of the finished room.  

Your comments on my projects this month have been so nice.  Thanks a ton for hanging in there with me and being the bestest blog friends in the world.  See y'all in a couple days with a finished slipcover!

2 comments:

  1. Good for you for taking a break! There are so many things for you to do as a mom that that's WAY more important than anything you could do on this blog. And you still posted a picture of what you'd gotten done, so I'd still call that a success! You don't need to have a new project every day (even though we're LOVING it!) to have finished your 31 days. So way to go!

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  2. Don't sweat it, Amy! You inspired me to work on my own bedroom. Sure, I didn't actually MAKE anything--just cleaned and re-arranged. But the room feels new to me and makes me happy every time I see it. And YOU inspired me! Do you know how hard it is to make me want to clean and move furniture? That's super-human inspiration!

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