Monday, April 25, 2011

When Husbands Enter The Project {Sigh}

My husband is all about “doing it the right way” when it comes to a project.   Which is a good thing and a bad thing.  The dresser I rescued has been looked at, walked around, talked about and prodded at.  It is time to get a move on.  I thought I was just waiting for the hubby to cut the wood I need for the shelves so I could get started.  We even have the wood already.

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Friday he told me, “You can’t leave that top like that.  It has water damage.”  Which he then proceeded to point out.   He did offer to “pop” the top off and cut a new piece of wood for me and, while wonderful of him to offer for the piece he was only complaining about last week, it may take longer than I anticipated to get this project going.  I need to get the wood for the top and wait for him to be home long enough to cut it.  So, down to the bottom of the list it moves. {Edited to add: hubby works about 80 hours a week in retail as a manager and is based an hours drive from home – one way.  Hence getting him home long enough!}.

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The child size table and chairs is now back to its rightful place on the list of projects.  I will work on this next then while I wait on the dresser’s fix.

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A third project added to the list is this small round wood table.  Not an expensive piece by any means and it served a purpose in our great room as a side table, where hubby could plop a drink and whatever remote he was using at the moment. 

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When I got my tray table from Willow House, I put it in its place and moved this little guy into my living room to take the place of a totally useless and small side table.  I want to paint this, too.  But, I want to make it a little more fun. 

So watch for these projects coming up.   I’m hoping that now I’ve talked about them at length, I can shake off this allergy lethargy and get going on them!

Kathy

10 comments:

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Tell hubby all your girlfriends just can't wait to see how that piece turns out!! Maybe that will spur him on! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Can't wait to see the transformations Kathy,you have such great pieces to work with! Martina

Sassy Marsha said...

I "nag" my hubby (well, that's what he says, I just REMIND him) until he gets it done, LOL

xxoo

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Kathy, I can't tell you how many times Steve has wanted to do something totally different than I do. To hang a picture, out comes the level and a pencil and all that stuff...I just eyeball the flippin thing! lol I tell him all the time, you are making this waaaaay harder than it needs to be! BUT, there are those times when I am clueless how to do something and he knows what to do :)

It's all good right?

Can't wait to see your creations!

Lou Cinda

sissie said...

Um, I can relate. Whenever Mr. Sissie or my son get involved in a project, their engineer brains engage and nothing is ever, ever, precise enough! LOL!

Tell him he has to finish it ASAP so your blogger buddies can see it!

hugs
Sissie

One Cheap B*tch said...

The waiting is the hardest part - lol! =) It must be a man thing. They procrastinate for our stuff but they get their stuff done pronto.

J

Jane said...

I have a hubby like that too. Once he got involved in a project...watch out!
Looking forward to seeing how all of your projects turn out.
Jane

Rhonda said...

Maybe he can get to the top sooner than you think and you can get it going. I love the style - it is going to be lovely.
I hope that you shake the allergies soon.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

My husband is a perfectionist, too and a procrastinator. Can't wait to see your tables redone.

Stitchfork said...

Tht's why we try not to work on projects together - he ananlyzes and reads up on everything, while I toss aside pesky instruction sheets and just dive in saying looks like this goes here and this.....
xo Cathy
- hope you allergies get better!

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