Thanks to some of the kickass comment's on yesterday's post, it has come to my attention that we are not the only ones who seem to be really good at ignoring household projects. In fact, we aren't even close to the worst. LOVE THAT! It rocks to get a little perspective because it makes this list seem a little less embarrassing. This is the Unfinished Projects that Just Now Got Done because We're Moving List.
#1--The interior doors. I've mentioned before that the interior doors that came with our townhouse were about as attractive as Brad Garrett after three days without a shower. We bought replacement doors at least five years ago and then promptly used them as Wall Hiders in the garage. Where they sat. And sat. And sat. They finally got installed a few weeks ago. I would make some sort of excuse for that, but there isn't a valid one in all of the kindgom that would truly explain away that level of ignorance.
#2--The teeny tiny grout job. When we bought this place, it came complete with some spectacular 80's retro posts acting as faux room dividers between the master bedroom and walk-through closet area. They were so dead sexy that the ink wasn't even dry on the paperwork before I walked up to that room and smashed those stupid posts to smithereens. It took me a few weeks to figure out how to cover the gaping hole on the ledge where once there were posts, but I finally decided to make a little shelf with some broken pieces of marble tile. The little project turned out splendidly, except for the part where it took me EIGHT YEARS to grout the tile. The grout was in the basement the whole time, I just apparently was too cool to actually mix the grout and put it to use. EIGHT YEARS.
#3--The moulding drama. I have a thing for moulding. A really, really serious thing. I LURVE good moulding, and I LURVE to have lots and lots and lots of it. The key to my happiness was to put up chair rail, crown moulding, and even to replace the fugly baseboards that were cramping the floor's style. All great ideas. Ignore the fat blob of a cat in this photo, and check out how loverly those baseboards look these days. It only took us seven years after we decided to switch them out to actually get it done .
#4--The thresholds. Near the front door were two little spots where the wood floors met the tile floors. Toghether, they looked awful because the floor installers didn't seem to have the right kind of wood to fill that tiny gap. We tripped on what was there. We broke what was there. We nearly died because of what was there. It finally got fixed up all nice and purdy this week.
#5--The world's most unnecessary faucet. For years the faucet in the walk-through closet area sat broken. For years we forgot to fix it. For years it threatened to mess up the whole house if anyone accidentally turned it on. For years we didn't care. It cost a whopping $12 to finally replace it, and less than an hour. Whoops.
OK, confess. What is sitting around your house just not getting done?