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    Smile It is amazing how much better a little home improvement makes you feel

    It is amzing how much a little home improvment makes you feel.

    I have decided to try some "good enough" home improvement to make me feel better. It is also amazing how these little improvements can make one feel so much better.

    Well The Flylady, which I don't do has always said jump in where you are, do what you can do, even little bits bless your family. She said this for perfectionists because we want to do it perfectly and when we can't we just don't do it.

    I decided that I would do some "good enough", you know for now projects, when I can find them. I think Hubby might be a bit of a perfectionist procrastinator too when it come to home improvement project that are more for pretty then function. When were we first married I did a home improvement project on my day off and hubby was disappointed I had done it. But I have gathered the courage ( married 15 years) to try again.

    When I find a low cost or now cost fix up I'm doing it secretly, when know one is around. Then wait to see it anyone notices. The first project the kids noticed and I told them to keep quiet about it and see when hubby notices ( been a month now and he hasn't mentioned it). The kids did know I had bought the glass though so they had a heads up.

    That project was fixing a broken out window, a little one above the regular windows. It had fallen out and broke during a storm so Hubby had boarded it up. I missed the light from that little window and it made me feel yucky the way it looked. So when we received a rebate to the hardware store ( hubby had fixed the faucet in the shower/tub). I took the rebate and bought the glass cut to size and repaired the window. The cost ended being about $5 over the rebate use in store only check.

    Today I did another repair ( this one was no cost)
    I found in the basement vinyl tiles ( self stick) that the previous owners must have left because it is the same ones in the kitchen well with out the weathering. I decided that 6 titles needed to be replaced. They had cracked and you could see the flooring underneath. There were 6 titles in the package I had found. My lucky day. I took up the cracked ones and put down the new ones.
    Is it prefect? No, the rest of the titles have a weathered and sun faded look. No new tile or new vinyl would have been better but more expensive and longer to fit in the budget. So this will do for now!

    I wonder when hubby and the kids will notice it.

    My spirits and mood are greatly lifted! I'm also very proud of myself.
    "Everyday as your walking down the street, everybody that you meet has an original point of view" -Arthur PBS

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    Mom to Buddy (son 17) and Little Miss ( daughter 13)

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    Good for you! It's amazing what a difference the little things make.
    I'm struggling with letting go of perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrangler71 View Post
    Good for you! It's amazing what a difference the little things make.
    I'm struggling with letting go of perfect.
    I'm a recovering perfectionist. Want to be one with me?
    "Everyday as your walking down the street, everybody that you meet has an original point of view" -Arthur PBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by imagine View Post
    I'm a recovering perfectionist. Want to be one with me?
    I would, but I'm afraid I might do it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrangler71 View Post
    I would, but I'm afraid I might do it wrong.


    Perfect Answer
    "Everyday as your walking down the street, everybody that you meet has an original point of view" -Arthur PBS

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    Love it!! Found that when DH and I are away from home at different times, the one at home always does some redecorating - works out just perfectly for everyone!!
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    Great job! Isn't funny how something bothers you, but no one else notices!

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    double post sorry
    "Everyday as your walking down the street, everybody that you meet has an original point of view" -Arthur PBS

    Imagine - Wife of 19 years to Hubby
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie's Nesters View Post
    Great job! Isn't funny how something bothers you, but no one else notices!
    So far the children have walked over the "new" part of the floor and haven't said a thing. Hubby hasn't even had a chance yet as he isn't home yet. I am curious to see how long it takes for anyone to notice.
    "Everyday as your walking down the street, everybody that you meet has an original point of view" -Arthur PBS

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    Imagine, That's wonderful!!! I love that you're being proactive about home improvement things that bother you.

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    My son noticed the floor! ( he has been the first to discover both projects)

    He was so excited/amazed that he exclaimed over it. That is how hubby found out about it. ( Little Miss and I were gone) So when Hubby crawled into bed. he said I noticed you fixed the kitchen. The he asked for details on how I did. Did you do this did you do that sort of questions.

    I told him that there were only 6 in the box so we are out now. He was shocked and said how many did you use. I said 6. He didn't seem to happy. I think he hasn't noticed the other spot where I fixed four of them ( only noticed the spot where I fixed 2) I guess he was wondering how I was so wasteful so I told him about both spots I fixed.

    Little Miss still haven't discovered it yet. Her brother will probably tell her though. He is excited
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    imagine, I love how excited your son got over the floor!

    I'm thinking of taking your lead and replacing the window pane that's missing in of wooden screen door. It has been driving me bonkers for years now. I don't see my DH ever doing this so I think I'm going to.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    I painted our moldy bathroom ceiling with Kilz. It looks better until we can replace it.

    I like the idea of being a "repair fairy".

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    Good for you! That's awesome! What a motivation you are! I need to get off my duff and do something (anything) around here!
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    Awesome! You are right, it does make you feel better.

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