Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Project Procrastinators: UNITE!
Melissa at The Inspired Room is hosting this Project Procrastinators: UNITE! party. I'm glad for the push it gave me. I have soooo many un-done paint projects - and some of them are desperate cases, let me tell you!


I am posting pictures of my two outdoor benches. They are the smallest of the desperate cases. (Yes, I know. My whole front porch is one big desperate case. It just can't get any more ugly or depressing than this. But if you will come back for the conclusion of this party on May 14, I promise the whole front porch will look a whoooole lot better!) I seriously considered posting pictures of my bathroom, which is currently painted in a lovely shade of Kilz-primer-over-70's-blue-floral-striped-wallpaper. Or my laundry room, which is a shade of builder-white-with-absolutely-no-charm---waiting-for-its-spring-green-makeover. Or my son's room, which is an equally boring shade of builder's-choice.



But - confession time, here - I was afraid that if I posted a whole-room project, that I would be the pathetic one at the conclusion of this project party that had absolutely nothing to show. Now -- if I do have an uncharacteristic burst of painting energy and paint one of those rooms, I will most definitely show it to you!



But, to play it safe, I have decided to go with my two outdoor benches. Surely, surely, in two weeks time, I can muster up enough time and energy to spray paint two ugly benches.



This one is on the back deck. To see more "before" pictures of other blogger's painting projects, go to The Inspired Room. Then come back on May 14 for the "after" pictures!



Shannon


14 comments:

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

Can't wait to see what life the paint brings to your areas!

Living With Lindsay said...

Yay! I love porch redos! Can't wait to see your benches. :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Shannon I was going to join in on this (my still) but I have so many project I can't figure out which one would have the liklihood of maybe getting done in the 2 weeks timeframe!! We have company this week and the following two weeks so it doesn't look good for project yet!! Can't wait to see your bench redone- I have one in pieces that needs attention!

blessings
mary

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I will be watching to see your finished project. Question=====Tell me how the Kilz did over the wallpaper. I am trying to take some off in a kitchen and it WILL NOT come off. I have thought about blowing up the wall but decided against it. LOL Let me know on my email address if you want cahhdj@centurytel.net

Thanks,
Charla

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Those benches are going to be fabulous! I know how hard it is to decide which project to do! Especially when we are all so busy and there are so many to choose from! But, glad you chose the benches because those are definitely doable!

Thanks for joining in! Can't wait for the afters!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Yeah! so many things to do...a lil time! I would love to see the outdoor furniture's be ready this upcoming Summer.

Are you going to start soon? Am waiting--- §:-))

Cheers!

Amy @ Feasibly Fit Mom said...

Great picks for Spring~Summer! Can't wait to see 'em.

TidyMom said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the benches, I have one that needs new life too!!

I was going to tackle a whole room too, but I decided to just focus on getting the room painted for this party! LOL

Good Luck!!
~TidyMom

Teresa said...

Can't wait to see what happens- with so many great colors to choose from- it will be fun

june@craftyniche said...

I am working on my porch redo along with a few other projects. Can't wait to see what you do with your benches!

Kara said...

My front porch is really sad looking. Can't wait to see what you do with yours!

Susie Homemaker said...

Looking forward to seeing what it all looks like! This is going to be great! and, I bet you would have finished the whole room...

Susie

Tami said...

I have that exact same front bench and I can't wait to see what it looks like when you are done with it. I want to paint mine too, but didn't think of that project!

Janis@An Inspired Life said...

I can't wait to see what you do with it, your benches are fantastic.