The 10 in 10 challenge: Day 3

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I wrote this post BEFORE I did anything. Yup, that’s right. I planned out how my day would go before I actually did anything. This actually helped me to stay on task during the day! Go me!

I was able to get a few things done on Day 3. When I got home from work, I busted out the steam iron, ironing board, and curtain panel and got it done! Ironing is one of my least favorite things to do (it’s hereditary), so I had this curtain sitting around for two months waiting to be hung up next to its partner. I forgot that I had actually only hemmed it once (instead of folding it over for another hem like I did with the one already hanging), so I used my hew tape and did that quickly. Then I grabbed my pack of ring clips, hung it up, and stepped back to admire my handy work. After all, I did make these curtains (which I will hopefully be posting a blog about very soon).

Here they are in all their glory:

After putting away the iron supplies, I moved on to my next task – hanging a picture collage near our bedroom. We received an awesome collage frame for a wedding present (actually, we got three, but this is the only filled one so far), and I filled it with some of our favorite wedding day photos, printed in a classy black-and-white. Since we have cinder block walls, I always need to drill into the walls in order to decorate with anything. The only exception being our gallery wall, which we believe used to be a doorway. There’s no cinderblock there, hence, it was the perfect spot. But I digress…

I got out the ol’ drill & used my masonry drill bit to make a hole in the wall. Surprise to me… this wall wasn’t cinder block! There was no need to bust out the drill! Oh well. Then I used the cordless, automatic screwdriver to put a screw in the wall and hung it up! It’s so nice to start to have personality in our décor.

Here’s the before:

And here’s the after:

And a close up:

Finally, I asked my husband to help me hang up the closet doors. I had no clue what I was doing, so he took the lead and got it done. What a sweet husband. 🙂 Getting those doors hung & hanging the curtain brought the spare room a little bit closer to being organized, though it still has a long way to go.

Here’s the after Day 3 list:
1. Steam & hang other living room curtain
2. Pick up photo from Target & hang in gallery wall frame
3. Hang picture collage frame near master bedroom
4. Edge back lawn
5. Pull weeds in garden near street
6. Pull weeds in garden near neighbors
7. Pull weeds in garden near house
8. Pull weeds in garden near carport
9. Organize coupons
10. Replace dead pansies with impatiens (front garden & pots on front porch)
11. Hang closet doors
12. Organize spare room
13. Clean up carport (rocks, grass, furniture pieces)
14. Replace dead marigolds in back yard with living ones
15. Move wedding arch wood pieces to back yard
16. Paint bathroom vanity
17. Organize bathroom vanity
18. Paint dining chairs
19. Paint dining table
20. Pull/dig up weeds in backyard

7 tasks down, 3 to go, in 7 more days!

I have lots of time tomorrow, so I’m thinking I might start tackling the outdoors tomorrow, depending on how hot it gets. *checks weather* Yeesh…. high of 97 tomorrow. Well, maybe I’ll work on organizing the spare room then. We will see!

Thanks for reading!

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