I decided, however, the only way I can ever hope to finish this whole big project is if I break it into manageable pieces. Small successes motivate bigger ambitions, right? Well, it sounds good to me anyway.
Enter, the "Mini-Projects", MP for short. I will procrastinate until Christmas, if I don't start making progress on this room. Not to mention, I have Girl Guide craft supplies, a sewing machine, scrapbook boxes and decor ideas all ready to move into a new home.
To the best of my knowledge, there is some sequential order required for the majority of the MPs. Otherwise, I would've painted the walls already and still not have the closet done.
MP #2 - Remove 2x4's & spikes, drywall old closet.
MP #3 - Paint ceiling
MP #4 - Paint walls
MP #5 - Paint closet
MP #6 - Install closet shelving and work table
MP #7 - Layout furniture
MP #8 - Decorate
MP #9 - Move-in day
MP#10 - TIME TO GET MESSY!! Completion Goal: December 1, 2010
I have just eleven weeks to complete all nine mini-projects. This should easily be enough time, but I will have to commit to putting as much of my spare time into this as possible. Especially, since the fall is typically my busiest season at work, and I'll be busy with a new Girl Guide unit also.
MP #2 is definitely the hardest on this list. Who uses spikes like this to hold a couple 2x4's in place!!
With a couple good weekends ahead of me, I am aiming to have MP #2 complete by September 26. This will give me another month to paint, yet another to decorate and move everything back into the room. Hopefully, I'll also get to sorting and tossing also- why do I need old textbooks anyway?
I can feel the excitement already of sharing the finished room with you! I have so many ideas, I can barely contain them. Now, to just get started on that closet....