January 4th- Hour #4

Today’s hour was spent between painting my good will mirror and organizing.

First, I used a baby roller to roll my chosen paint color onto the raised sections of the mirror. However, my roller got a little too excited and paint ended up on the middle sections, something I was hoping to avoid. Also, as a side note I totally should have sanded the raised sections before painting (duh!). My “primer” was too glossy and the paint was having trouble adhering to the glossy surface. Here it is after one coat:

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See all the splotches of paint in between? Such a pain. As for the color I used a glidden sample base that was color matched to Benjamin Moore’s Rockport Gray. It ended up looking more beige than I expected, but it is a nice color nonetheless. I am also thinking about using this color in the house so this was also a color trial run for me.

After taking a quick nap, I headed out to Home Depot to pick up a small painting brush to fill in those nooks and crannies with white. Ok, I also made a pit stop at good will. I admit it, I have a problem! 

Once I got back home I started my touch ups and realized that the brushes I purchased were super crappy (Thanks HD!). They were the only ones available at the store so I made do. Here’s what I ended up with:

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Still have tons of little areas that will need more touching up, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. (Only two days left in my vacation! Boo!)

My second project involved organizing clutter that had been haphazardly thrown into boxes in our office closet. The boxes drove me crazy because I could never find anything. I figured a dresser would be a good solution and luckily Nate’s parents were willing to hand down his old dresser to us. I got to organizing and was able to get everything in it’s place fairly quickly. Here’s the dresser, which I love!

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Drawer #1 contains all of my arts and crafts supplies as well as misc cards and envelopes:

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Drawer #2 Contains Holiday items (mostly Fourth of July and birthday decor)

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Drawer #3 contains misc decor (read: good will junk that I pick up) and drawer liners

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Drawer #4 contains table setting items

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And finally drawer #5 contains all of my candles

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I think I did pretty well for day four of my resolution! 

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