Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Wordless Wednesday ~ Over It

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday ~ Over It


Okay, this isn't quite wordless. Have you ever started a project and were so gung-ho to get going? That was me 2 months ago. My husband had the brilliant idea to tackle turning a catch-all room in our basement into a useable laundry room/craft area. I thought it would only take about a month, but oh no. We are well into our second month, and I'm over it. This project has taken every free second we have. I am exhausted, feel constantly dirty, and have narrowly missed a few massive breakdowns. That's me. Sitting on the dirty floor pouting, wishing this nightmare would end. In all honestly, I only have about 3 more full days and it will be complete, but finding the desire to get on it is completely lost on me. I am hoping it's like birth. Once it's finished, you see all the beauty and forget all the pain.

When's the last time you felt in over your head on a project?


39 comments:

  1. you should have called me for help... I'd make it an even bigger chaos in matters of minutes :)
    Sending you hugs... PS isn't your hubby hubs a builder?

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    1. No, he's a marketing manager for an online trucking accessories company. We just kind of self taught ourselves how to do home renovations about 10 years ago because we are too cheap and impatient to wait around on contractors. Thanks for the hugs, Dezzy! I really can use them right about now :)

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    2. Then whose hubs is a builder? I know one of the bloggers has a builder for a hubs :)
      In my painful experience 'tis always better using contractors than ruining things around yourself but only if you follow them like a hawk and rule them with an iron fist. When our house was being repainted a few years ago I even made one of the younger builders to change his language because he was swearing too much around the house :)

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    3. I don't know. Must not be a mutual friend of ours because I don't recall any builder husbands in blogland. I hardly ever hear Jason swear, but he tends to let them fly during renovations. In those moments, we all want to fire him ;)

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  2. That's how I feel about my dissertation. I'm doing it ,but I'm over it. ;)

    Hurrah to both of us that we can at least see the finish line.

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    1. Oh, yes! You've been working on that dissertation for quite some time! I'm sure you are over it!

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  3. Oh you poor thing. I totally feel your pain. We finished our basement ourselves and it was A LOT of work. Much more than we bargained for.

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    1. 1/2 of our basement was already finished when we moved in, so I am thrilled we won't EVER have to mess with that side now lol!

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  4. I absolutely know how you feel. We have been working on our basement for an eternity and there is still no end in site! We try to pay for everything out of pocket and we keep running out of money! Hopefully, we will finish this year!

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    1. We just keep running out of time! I start one part and think it's only going to take 30 minutes, and 3 hours later I'm still on the same darn task! Ugh! Good luck to you getting yours done this year!

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  5. Oh dear :( I'm sorry! I felt like this when we moved, does that count?!

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    1. Sure does! Moving is such a pain, especially if you do it all on your own!

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  6. This was me when we took on our kitchen and our bathroom - not at the same time. Home projects aren't the most fun for me sometimes.

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    1. We did our bathroom a few years back. You are right, they are a LOT of work!

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  7. When I decided to strip the wallpaper in three different rooms at the same time, I about lost it. I feel for you, but so glad you're almost done!

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    1. Oooh! I hate removing wallpaper. Now that I have the HomeRight Steam Machine, it is a bit easier, but still not a very fun job!

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  8. Oh my! I've been wanting to re-due our stairwell and stairs for a year now. My husband decided to up and remove the paneling on both sides, and the railing, while he was off work. He didn't do anymore. I'm all for helping, but I'm kind of get things done in a group kind of a person. Plus we put off taxes, so the stairs are still tore apart. I spackled and sanded everything down. Now I just want us to finish this together. I have a feeling that's not going to happen. He now has a mile long list of stuff to do with the garden. Uggg!

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    1. My mom decided to rip off her wallpaper one weekend in hopes of redoing her stairwell, then just never finished. It drives me nuts looking at it every time I am over there, but she refuses help.

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  9. We tiled out house before! My hubby is an expert and it took way longer then expected. The concrete floor underneath had to be sanded down in lots of places, there was dust everywhere, I was pregnant with our first child. When it's done it's worth it, push through! Set a schedule and get done what you can.

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    1. I think I am so thankful our concrete floor was level. I can imagine how awfully messy the prep work was before you got to the tile laying part!

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  10. Home improvement is rarely easy

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  11. lol my ocd does not like the look of that haha can't remember the last time I had a huge project I wanted over. I'm happy when a book is done, but it never drives me to the point of curling up in a ball haha

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    1. Sure you don't want to come sit in the dirt with me Pat?

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  12. I refinished a roll top desk once and ran into one struggle after another. I was definitely ready to give up and enjoy using a sledge hammer. Then it all came together and it is by far the nicest piece of furniture we have in our house... Good luck!

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    1. I have a desk that's going in that room that I wanted to refinish. I need to take a break before getting to it though. I am sure your desk looks amazing!

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  13. Not a terribly helpful comment, but you could always hire a handy man to help get it done.

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    1. I think I'm too stubborn to admit defeat lol. I did step away from the project for 2 days, so I think the pity party has passed and I'm ready to get cracking again :)

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  14. Oh I do understand. So many things and some of them seem like endless battles.

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  15. If I lived there I would so help you. Then maybe - possibly you could help me on my step project (equal time of course). We could play loud 80s music, and make it much more fun. I don't like seeing you so sad. Oh but we don't live by each other.

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    1. Alissa, I would definitely be over to help you finish your stair project. I wish we did live closer. You and I would be great friends, I'm sure :) I can totally see us rocking out to 80's music together. It's funny, that's what I have blasting most days I am in my basement working!

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  16. Well, there is a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow! You are almost finished and from what I see in the pic., the room is going to be awesome! At least your husband is willing to do these types of projects.....mine doesn't want to be bothered. We had our kitchen redone and the builders did it all. I did all the coordinating.

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    1. Kristi, I think sometimes the coordinating is just as big of a headache as the actual doing! And your kitchen turned out amazing, so you are one heck of a coordinator!

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  17. We all get the meltdowns Theresa! In a few weeks you will forget the pains of renos and will be enjoying your gorgeous craft room! Wish I lived next door. Think of all the things we could do, other than drinking wine...lol! Happy weekend!

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    1. Karen, would you believe I have thought of you several times during this project? If you were my neighbor, I'm sure you'd kick me into gear! Afterwards, I do believe we would have some great laughs with some of that yummy wine of yours ;)

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  18. I so hear you. I am going to be starting on our garage soon and I Am afraid I might be biting off more than I can chew.

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  19. Well, our bedroom is now soundproof (CLICK!) but I'm ashamed to admit it's still an unfinished mess. Yes, I'm to blame.

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    1. At least you got the soundproofing done! Now you might get a good night's sleep!

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