"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Revisions are a lot like...





...remodeling the kitchen.

I am impatient by nature, but I have to teach myself to take my time.

I'm not afraid to jump right in and start striping old stain off.

I know anything I mess up can always be fixed.

There is so much to do, but, by taking it one step at a time, it will come out beautifully!


Day 2. No doors. No stuff. No stain.


Day 3. No doors. No stuff. Black paint.
I couldn't help but sing The Rolling Stones "
Paint it, Black" when I started.


What are revisions like for you?

Hope you all have a great weekend! I'll be busy working on the kitchen :)

14 comments:

Susan Wells Bennett said...

Revisions are a lot like weeding a garden. You think you've pulled all the weeds and left nothing but the roses. The next day though, there are more weeds to pull!

Good luck with your kitchen remodel. I'm working on the same project in my home.

PJ Hoover said...

LOL, Susan! You remind me I have lots of yard work to do, too! Good luck with your remodel, too!

Jessica Lee Anderson said...

Now I want to remodel my kitchen. Great pics, Tricia. Can't wait to see it when the remodel is complete

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Jessica! Me, too!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Polishing a stone or pruning a rosebush.

PJ Hoover said...

Oh, polishing a stone. Nice one, Caroline.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I like Susan's analogy. Sounds like you and I are on the remodeling wave length. I'm having my crumbling screened in porch torn down and a sunroom installed right now.

Becky Levine said...

If you can find it anywhere online, you have to watch the Tracy Ullman skit where she's waiting for the washer-repair guy (or someone like that) to come & they keep missing each other & he keeps leaving notes & she goes stir crazy and, yes...paints it ALL black, with music.

Yours looks gorgeous! :)

Heather Zundel said...

Nice comparison! And good visuals to help prove it. Good job, and good luck on your kitchen!

PJ Hoover said...

Oh, Natalie, I bet your sun room will be amazing! just the term sun room is cool!

Thanks, Becky! I do think I saw that a long time ago, but it definitely sounds like it is time for a rewatch!

Thanks and thanks, Heather! How is everything? I hope you're doing great these days!

Miriam S. Forster said...

Revisions are a lot like moving. They take a while, cause a huge mess and can feel endless when you're in the middle of them.

They also feel awesome when they're done. (unpacked)

PJ Hoover said...

Yay for you moving and unpacking, Miriam! It was a while back, but I bet it still feels great!

Marcia said...

Your kitchen is shaping up great! That IS a lot like revisions. The basic frame is there, everything else changes.

PJ Hoover said...

Having that frame there helps so much, Marcia, doesn't it? In everything!