I’ve really been working hard at completing a project before I start a new project. This is easier said than done. My husband lovingly refers to my “condition” as project attention deficit disorder, PADD for short. Yes, I’ve been working on the guest bathroom. No, it’s not finished. Yes, I’m starting a new project tomorrow. Here comes the justification…

The bathroom is close. I didn’t order the vanity as early as I should have which means I’m waiting for it to be delivered. I can’t install the toilet, baseboards, sink or faucet until it comes in. I bought the paint, but haven’t painted because I wanted to get the vanity and sink to make sure the colors worked together. It’s a waiting game at this point. So…a new project will be started tomorrow. This isn’t my average project – this is like farmhouse-table-last-summer type of project. It’s big enough that I’ve convinced my dad to fly down and help me out for a week.

We’re building a 12 foot entertainment center. Why? Because it’s hasn’t crossed my mind that this might be over my head…I figure with my brain combined with my dad’s, we can’t go wrong! He arrives tomorrow.

I’ve spent the last two weeks pinning photos like crazy and then drawing and redrawing plans. How tall? How wide? Drawers, doors, hardware, etc. And with all my planning, I’m confident that I have a semi-concrete plan that will continue to change with every cut of the saw!

My computer has had these images constantly on the screen.
 photo ECweb2.jpg
Working with a vaulted ceiling hasn’t been ideal, but it is what it is and I’m moving forward.
 photo ECweb.jpg

There’s been phone calls to my dad to make sure I’m thinking through this process correctly; helping me determine what materials would work best. And tonight with a trip to Home Depot, these plans are finally coming in handy. I had it mapped out how many sheets I needed of what material and how many lineal feet I needed. I was a little giddy as I swiped the card and all that wood was mine. It’s going to be a long and tiring week and it’ll take twice as long as I anticipate, but I’m still as excited as can be.
 photo 20140217-photo84.jpg