Thursday, May 9, 2013

Expect the Tutorial On This In 20-Never.

You know,
I don't like to be a Deborah Downer.  I don't like to be negative.  I want you to feel happy! and uplifted!
I want you to feel like you came into my house, and you got to change your shoes, switch cardigans 'n zip it up halfway Mr. Rogers style, and then maybe you enjoyed some cookies and milk.
So in light of the way I want you to feel, today must simply be
Opposite Day.
There's just no way around it.
This week's the week to work on my whole entryway beam idea,
and I am happy, nay, overjoyed, to tell you that I jigsawed these babies out like a total pro.
I am so amazed with my skills I could just cry tears of joy. And it didn't need to be sanded a lot to be fixed.  No problems, whatsoever.  Not discouraging in the least.
Oh!  And finding the joists in the ceiling so I could add my supports?
Piece of cake.  Taking candy from a baby.  Loved every minute of it.  I'd do it again in a heartbeat.  And all the ceiling texture coming down?  Added body to my hair.  Win win.
And actually getting the beams up?  I wish every project went as smoothly as this one.  Plus, I love to have to ask other people for help when doing such fun projects that require two people.
And man, am I glad I wear this shirt all the time.  I should wear it more, because it totally hugs my body in all the right ways. 

I don't know why I didn't do this sooner!  Best choice I ever made!
I'm so glad I know this is all going to turn out perfectly.  I'm not worried at all.  No regrets whatsoever!  Not concerned.  Sleeping like a baby.
Kay.  Opposite Day's over.
Now I need to go find someone to kick in the groin.


Suesan Kennard said...

I totally had a meltdown doing an "easy" trim project yesterday. I don't know how you do these. I'm ready to punch someone in the throat.

Lorilyn Crum said...

Legit!!!! Seriously need to finish up this school crap so I can get on some projects again. Looks great girl.

Megan said...

It looks incredible so far!! Totally awesome! Why is it the "simplest" projects always seem to be the hardest, most time-consuming ones? Like once I had the idea to HAND SEW really detailed christmas stockings for everyone in my family (that was 13 total stockings). Yeah, that was a dumb, but cute idea. I did it, but it took 2 years. Would I do it again? Probably.

So keep on! The end look will be SO worth it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great, Mandi! And I am not Opposite Day talking either. : ) This is going to look so good when it's done!

Casey Osmundson said...

You. are. AWESOME!!! I just started reading your blog and I just love you & your snark! Seriously, I might need to brew some coffee bc I'm about to read every post. And you may also have finally convinced me to break down & replace our godawful upstairs carpet with a plywood floor. You're THAT awesome. (It just got real.) Hope your day improves -- let me know if you need to borrow some cleats for your groin-kicking exercises, haha!

Samantha said...

I LOVE this archway, it's gorgeous! Your home is just getting more and more lovely, when it's done it'll be a shining testament to your talents :)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Okay what I really want to know is how do you get your hair to look like? It's like a hair commercial!!! So pretty. And um, hello, that arch looks SO awesome, I can't even stand it, it's going to be amazing and worth all your angst!! (And if you are looking for someone to kick in the groin and vent your frustrations, how about that Abercrombie & Fitch CEO who's been in the news lately? )

Libby said...

I think it really adds to the when they built it they skimped on the beam that should've been there.

You are still awesome...even when you're not wearing that t-shirt.

Lauras Crafty Life said...

It looks great! I don't know how you do all this trim and wood work all the time. We just finished doing our backsplash with beadboard and trim and it was AWFUL! It was worse than installing the tiles on the countertop. And the painting sucked. Great job on your entryway. It is looking fabulous!

Jentri said...

Ok so I don't get Opposite Day. What's wrong with your shirt? I like it and the color and want to know where you got it AND your jeans too. So cute even if your project was being a pain in the arse. I love your blog :-)