I thought I better address my progress with the challenge I so willingly (?) accepted.
It was presented by Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage.
Complete Ten Tasks in Ten Days.
This was good for me to just 'DO IT'. So here we go...
1. Clean out the garden - done
I've cleaned out the vegetable beds, hoed, raked, and put newspaper down. When the leaves start to fall, I will mulch them and put them in the beds. I will be ready for spring! How does your garden look?
2. Research and plant Russian Sage
I have completed my research. This is such a beautiful and airy plant with lavender blooms. After my research, I have decided to place my four plants in the middle bed of the vegetable garden to add drama. If it stops raining...
3. Paint something aqua :) - done
4. Open my Etsy Shop
I named my shop 'Shop at Lakewood'. So far, I have a banner, an introduction, and a short profile and picture. I kept thinking everything had to be perfect and if I wait, it will never be done. This will work for now. I've selected ten items, researched their worth, and took pictures. As some of you may know, opening an online shop takes a lot of work. Who out there has an Etsy Shop? Any advice?
5. Box up some clutter and take to Goodwill - done
6. Do new slipcovers on wicker chairs - done
I'm almost embarrassed to admit this. I have white walls, white wicker chairs, and white cushions. The striped material I used for this task came from an auction. I paid $4 for a box with a very cool shelf, a pair of drapes, a fitted couch slipcover, and a throw couch slipcover. All were in excellent shape. I took the one slipcover and now have new cushions for my chairs. I really like them, but I'm not done yet. I will add some pillows with color for some punch.
7. Rearrange the living room furniture
8. Give my lamp a new life
I will be working on this the afternoon. What fun!
9. Redo my little stool
It is taken apart. I need to decide what look I want.
10. Put shelves in the new closet
Well, I do have some work to complete so I better get to it. I hope you find the time to complete all your tasks on your list! Have a wonderful weekend!
Living it up at Lakewood,