Today kicks off the 10 Tasks in 10 Days Challenge! Woo hoo! I'm really looking forward to getting some things done around here. Here is my list of what I'm going to accomplish. I'd love to hear what you're working on too, so please send me an email or add a comment at the bottom of this post.
Back in October we bought this bench from IKEA and since then it has sat still in the box in the front hall closet. We originally wanted it in black, but when they didn't have any in stock we decided to buy this one and just paint it another colour. Most of my kitchen stuff is red, so a nice big red stool seemed like a fun idea. Now I just have to put it together and paint it.
Whiskey is an expert cuddler and if given the chance he will try to sneak into our bed every night. As sweet as it is, it can also be super annoying when he gets tossing and turning. His old bed just isn't keeping him warm anymore, so its time for a new one. I'm hoping that by making it myself it will be cheaper. We'll see!
I talked about these shelves earlier in the month when I painted them, but now it is time to get my act in gear and actually install them. I can't wait to see what they look like when they go up.
For Christmas my parents gave me an amazing new BBQ for us to enjoy some outdoor grilling. Even with the ridiculously cold weather here I am determined to fire it up for the first time. Even if I have to do it in my parka. Maybe I'll even make my Grilled Lime Chicken.
I have a little too many bins of craft supplies - from sewing and beading to floristry and embroidery. Its time to go through all the bins and purge what isn't needed. (And maybe make room for new crafts!)
At our housewarming last month, my friend Amy gave me this huge Christmas planter. I love it so much, but I need to transfer them over to more season appropriate containers.
While walking around our apartment, I've noticed that we've put up many frames, but haven't gotten around to printing off pictures to put inside them. I need to pick my favourite photos, have them printed and then pop them in the frames.
I've mentioned before how I plan to recover these chairs I picked up for free. The fabric has arrived and now I just need to reupholster them. I can already tell this is going to make a big impact in our little dining room.
This week I'm having a small dinner party with friends and I would like to be able to put out these lovely new fabric napkins I bought on clearance after Christmas. I think a little napkin ring would be a perfect accent to the table, and its something easy enough that I can do it while watching TV after work. I love projects like that.
10. Stain and Install Spice Rack
At the old apartment, I had a wonderful spice rack that I used all the time, but so far I've been keeping my spices in a cardboard box at the new place. This system worked for all of one day until I realized I now have to dig into the box every time I want basil or cinnamon. We've bought some of these spice racks from IKEA and we plan to stain them the same colour as the cabinets and install them.
There are the 10 Tasks I selected. Wish me luck on my journey to complete everything in the next 10 days! First up is the stool, which I'll be posting about tomorrow. Stay tuned!