Thursday, April 30, 2009

Project Procrastinators Party-The before

Hey you! Yes you. Don't look around to see if maybe I'm talking to someone else. I'm talking to you. Come here, a little closer. Closer. That's good. I have a little secret to tell you. But I need you to pinky swear that you won't tell anyone else. Do you pinky swear? Good!

Did you know that I was actually royalty. Yup! You heard me right. I am royalty. I am actually a queen. "A Queen?", you say. Yup! I'm an actual queen. And what am I the queen of? I'm the queen of procrastination. I know, I know, you think that you are the queen of procrastination. But I promise you that I am the actual queen. And I have the proof.

Melissa over at the Inspired Room is having a Project Procrastinators Party. Today we are suppose to declare the project that we have procrastinated on and show the "before" photos. Then on May 14th, which is in 2 weeks we are suppose to show the "after" photos. You know, the big "TA DA" moment.

Well here it is 12:05pm Pacific time which of course makes it 3:05pm on the East Coast. So today is already half over & I'm just now getting around to making my post about my procrastination project. I started this post this morning, but got side tracked & I am now just getting around to finishing it. So right there proves that I am the procrastinator queen. Last I looked at Melissa's blog there are already 49 people on the list. I'll probably be the last one on the list. I sure hope that someone gets to my name on the list. But if they do, I am finally prepared. Well, sort of.

And if I needed something more to prove to you that I was indeed the procrastination queen. Here is exhibit #1:

This chair is one of 6 that goes with my dining room table. This dining set originally belonged to my Great Grandmother. It originally wasn't painted black. This dining set sat in my parents shed in their backyard for about 20 years. I've always wanted this set, but by the time I had a house that it could fit in, the years of storage had caused quite a bit of damage to the wood. I wish I had taken before, before photos but I didn't, so you will just have to take my word. So since the wood wasn't good enough to restore, the best next fix it is paint. So hubby & I decided we would paint the chairs and the table black (hubby was able to salvage some of the wood on the table & make it pretty so the table & chairs aren't completely black). Then I was suppose to reupholster the chairs.

Well, we painted the chairs & table 3 years ago. You heard me right, 3 long years ago. But did I reupholster the chair seats at that time? No! I think 3 years qualifies as proof that I am the procrastination queen.
Aren't the chair seats just lovely? They are yucky!!! But not as yucky as the layer of fabric I already removed from the chair 3 years ago. This is the nice fabric. Just a little worn.

This is the fabric that is going to be on my chairs by May 14th! I love toile! Much better don't you think? And how long have I had this fabric? For 3 years. I told you I procrastinate.

And since we are becoming fast friends, I will let you in on another little secret. I'm not only the procrastination queen, but I am also commitment phobic. (I heard you gasp.) I can't make up my mind about anything. But doesn't that go hand in hand with being a procrastinator? I thought so.

So I'm not sure the chair will be my procrastination project. It may just be the blanket chest/coffee table in my family room. Which will now be known as Exhibit #2:
I bought this chest probably about 15 years ago. (Did you gasp again? I thought so.) I think I got it from JC Penney catalog. My intention was to paint it white & distress it. I love Shabby Chic. But is it white? No, it is still naked. Only now, it is grungy & dirty and has a stain or two.

So this chest is the final proof that I am indeed the Procrastinator Queen. You can all bow to me now. Is my crown a bit tarnished? Probably because I have put off polishing it. I am the Queen!
This is how I currently camouflage my chest. Did you notice the unfinished items on top? I have a little naked box that I plan on covering with broken egg shells & painting. And the tray has a broken handle that needs to be fixed. I might get those 2 projects done, lets say, by 2020. But I'm not promising.

So I just need to make up my mind as to which of these 2 projects (I'm not counting the 2 little projects, just the chair & the chest) I am going to do for the big "TA DA" on May 14th. Come on, you really didn't think I was going to make a decision today, did ya? Remember, I'm the procrastination queen. I probably won't decide until May 13th.

So be sure to check back on May 14th to see which project I chose and to see if I got the project done. But don't hold your breath, I am the queen!!! And don't tell anyone, it will be just our little secret.


Emily@remodelingthislife said...

those look like fun projects!! i can't wait to see the results!

Prescott family said...

What's there to decide on? YOu already have the fabric for the chairs & you know how you want the chest to look so what is stopping you??? My problem is usually deciding what to do - but you already have that figured out.... You are the queen... but I love you just the same :o)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love toile too and that rooster toile is a favorite. Actually it doesn't take much time to do the chairs so you can probably do both in two weeks.


Fifi Flowers said...

That chair is GREAT!!!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

HA! I think you and I share the crown. I am sooo bad. My husband is worse than me though. Ugg!
I cannot wait to see the chairs and chest! I know they are going to look fabulous!

Kathleen said...

I have tons of projects like that! Out of sight, out of mind..:)
And let's not talk about fabric to make this or that, or nothing!
You are not alone!

KBeau said...

Why don't you go for it and do both. Aren't you glad that toile is still in style. Can't wait to see your finished project(s).

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hail to the Queen!

This is a cute blog, I had a few chuckles from this!


Shelia said...

Oh, Kim! I have faith in you - you can do by the 14th! I'll be waiting for the results. I do love that toile fabric!
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in!
Shelia ;)

Happy To Be said...

Oh Girl this just made me laugh...too funny...I thought I wore the crown...Ok were sister I can tell for sure girl..I am so bad at getting things done...I have had stuff to redo my small bathroom for 1 1/2 year now sitting up stairs on the guest room bed and every time someone comes I take it off and put it right back...My daughter camd At Easter and even asked me Mom why did you order that stuff if you aren't going to use it...see your my twin..Glad to meet you...Oh before I forget duh...thanks for coming by and seeing me...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

debi @ life in my studio said...

Ooooooh! I can't wait to see which project you choose. The chest will look beautiful painted in white...and the chairs will be equally beautiful with the toile. Can't wait!

Dee Dee said...

So do we call you Queen Kim now? You are so funny. I'm sure your projects will turn out great! Good luck, and quit reading your blogging comments and get to work!

mishebe said...

Your funny Queen! Great chairs and material . Can't wait to see the finished project that YOU will complete. right?lol. mishelle

Debbie @ said...

Kim I love what you did to the chair! It is great. Well I tell you one thing...ok more than one...but blogging helps you a great deal get those unfinished projects done! Because you think to yourself...I have to post the picture....I have to show what I got done. I have gotten more things done this year because of blogging, it really surprised me! I am moving past procrastination and becoming more motivated! You just wait and see! Can't wait to see your finished projects!

austin and cherisse said...

Nice job!! We are getting ready for summer swim parties!!

Pam said...

Girl, those chairs are going to be gorgeous...if you ever get them done! HA! Seriously, I am a self-confessed toile-aholic. It's all over my house. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I love meeting new blogging friends.


steph said...

can't wait to see them finished! love the fabric.

Robin said...

I have a few children's tea sets too. Maybe we should have a miniature tablescape thursday. :-)

I hope your weekend has been beautiful.

Amber said...

I am working on three barstools that I have hated for close to 20 years. Your chairs will be beautiful when you are done!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Do you still curtsy for the Queen of Procrastination?

How is the project coming? :-)

Funny thing is you are not at the end of the list, you might even be in the middle! So no excuses there!

Can't wait to see what you have done!

Thanks for joining me in my misery. I mean fun. That is what I meant. Fun.