In no particular order:
Re-caulk the farm sink - Since the sink was installed in the summer, the caulking started to contract and separate a little in the cold weather this winter. I didn't even notice it until recently when I bent down to get something out of one of the cabinets and was MORTIFIED that it looked so yucky. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of it before we fixed it, but it only took my dad 5 minutes to squeeze a new bead of DAP Kitchen & Bath Silicone Sealant across the gap. Easy peasy!!! And since we already had some of the caulking lying around from other DIY projects, it was a $0 fix! What is better than that?
Re-caulk the beadboard seams in the half bath - Similar to the situation with the farm sink, the beadboard was installed in the summer and over the course of this winter the boards (which come in 4' sections) started to contract and separate a bit. It wasn't the end of the world, and again, I wish I had taken a picture before we fixed it, but it was definitely something that bothered me. So, with a little more caulking, DAP Alex's Plus Paintable kind, to be exact, we filled in the gaps and made her look brand new again!
Install knobs on the master bedroom closet doors - If you recall from my DIY Dirty Little Secrets post a while back, I had painted but kept putting off installing the closet doors in our master bedroom. No one ever went in there, and I was so used to the open concept look that I just didn't bother to finish off the project. Well....FINALLY, I bought some new satin nickel knobs at Home Depot ($2.39 each, so it was about $14 total) to match the knobs on our bedroom furniture. The best part is that it only took 5 minutes to install them!! I feel silly for having waited 6 months to do it now. If you are reading this and are living with a half-done project, just suck it up and tackle it. I didn't realize how much it had been bothering me to have the mess of my closet exposed until I had the doors up and it looked all neat and clean. I INSTANTLY felt more calm. It's amazing what a few minutes can do. So, if you are hesitating, just DO IT!! I promise you won't regret it!
|Before we moved in...|
|Painted & decorated...but sans curtains...|
|All complete...sorry for the bad photos though....the light was really strong yesterday morning|
|Before we moved in....it was probably more organized at that point than it is now. I forot to take a picture of the room this morning, but it looks pretty similar to this except for a few additional pieces of furniture laying around here and there|