A Bit of a Rut

Guys, I’ve decided that I absolutely hate winter. It’s cold, it gets dark so early, and I have no motivation. I can’t spray paint when it’s 30 degrees outside, and I have so many things to spray paint! Like these chairs that I never finished this summer.024

Or the new chairs I bought for our kitchen.kitchen table6

Plus our house needs to be power washed and all of the plants are dead. I just want things to be pretty like they were this spring! I seriously cannot wait for that again!001

I’m also playing around with the idea of painting our doors. But then I get so many sweet compliments from you all that I’m not sure. I kind of want to paint them plum…glitter snowflake wreath1

Plus Christmas just hits the wallet so hard, we haven’t had the money for any real new house projects. I have big plans for our dining room though to go with our new table, but no money for said plans (which I’ll be sharing tomorrow!) Let’s just say it involves getting rid of fleshy colored walls and old lady curtains and adding some fun pops of green and blue! (Picture is pre-new table)dining room

Blarg! I feel so stuck right now! I just need the time to paint something!! We are having a party for my Golden Birthday this weekend, so that will be fun. Except for the cleaning part this week, that will kind of suck 😉

Is anyone else in a bit of a project rut? Got the winter blues like me?

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A Bit of a Rut — 24 Comments

  1. I am right there with you! I need to go to Michael’s after work, but it’s only 16 degrees here today, so I really don’t want to. I just want to go home and curl up under the covers. Hopefully the warm weather comes soon! Groundhog day is only 11 days away! 😉

  2. I like the snow, but this cold is definitely getting in the way of some spray painting! I could take a month more of winter then bring on the warm weather! Too bad I’m in New England and it doesn’t get warm until June. :(

  3. Oh I have got the winter blues too. It is absolutely miserable here. I think it makes it worse that we had such a terrible summer, it really feels like it has been winter for 18 months :-(

    Atleast we have turned a corner now, the days a getting lighter, spring will be here in a couple of months and summer behind it. Hold on! xox

  4. I so get the rut thing, lady. Winter is hard, post Christmas is hard, feeling tight on funds is hard. We’ve all been there!

    It’ll be spring before we know it, though. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

  5. I just want to hunker down under the covers after work lately too and do nothing. It’s soooo cold here today and this whole week is supposed to be freezing! We are headed to Florida in 2 weeks though so I am very much looking forward to that! It’s tough though when it’s cold. I’m sure you’ll get out of your rut soon- a party and birthday will help!!

  6. Ug, totally with you. Once it’s cold I don’t want to do anything except curl up with a blanket and hot drink. I’m ready for warm weather so we can finish painting the outside of our house ad make things prettier.
    Is your garage warm-ish? If it is, you could set up a spray paint area and paint inside with the door cracked. I’ve done that in a pinch.

  7. I am totally with you wanting it to be spring. Ugh. Winter just drags on. And it’s be nice to be able to have some light at night for photos. I’ve mostly been on a purging and organization kick lately. Which is nearly free.

  8. I know what you mean…I can’t stand that it’s 5:30 and dark out!! But I really can’t complain about the weather– you could always just move south! :) I’m eager to hear about your green and blue dining room plans!

  9. I TOTALLY hear you. The high on Monday here was -4. Yesterday it was 2. And I want to do some big changes to stuff in the house, but EVERYTHING COSTS MONEY!!! We are going to Dallas in a couple weeks so I’m trying not to spend anything. My creative juices of “using what you have” are pretty much gone. Sigh.

  10. I hear you about the rut… tis the season! I am also still trying to catch up finacially after the holidays and projects = money. So I am a bit bummed that I can’t afford to so a lot of the ideas I have floating around in my head. Hopefully we will both get moving soon though! :)

  11. Yes! I also want to paint our door Plum. Bob thinks its a crazy idea. Men.

    I’m 100% unmotivated to do house things, too. This weather is just killing me – it’s either so bitter cold that everything hurts or its dreary and grey. bleh. I need some sunshine!

    I still can’t wait to see what you do to those chairs. As soon as the weather breaks, I’m going to start nagging you so I can steal your ideas 😉

  12. Oh my gosh, I can remember how unmotivating winter and cold weather is. I hear you!!! Is there anything better than cuddling up under a comfy blanket … it’s most likely dark outside anyway! But seriously, I’m going to be laughing out loud thinking you saying ‘fleshy walls and old lady curtains’ because all I can think of is old lady flesh. LOL Hang in there, spring is around the corner!

  13. YES to grasscloth wallpaper! Our friends have it up (above the chair railing, where it can be enjoyed more) and it’s awesome.

  14. Hey! I found your blod over at Va bloggers! I loved the table you built, great job! My hubby and I just built a table using vintage sewing machine bases and we just love ours too! I wrote a post on it if you want to check it out!

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