For my last 52/1, I wanted to do something that was not only on my house to-do list but also something that would give me a good old before and after. Also, I gave myself a few extra days since it's number 52! I can't believe I did it!
The stairs were originally covered in carpet, which we ripped up pretty promptly after moving in. I'm not really a carpet-on-the-stairs person, but I am not really a carpet person in general, so maybe that's why. I pulled a million staples from the stairs, filled the holes, sanded, and painted. I think I could stand to do another coat, maybe in time. :)
The shadows in the "after" picture are awful, and the light caught where I had filled the holes and sanded just so, but I promise that it looks great in real life. Super clean and fresh. Now to just paint every other bit of trim in the house!
I'm so glad I stuck with this whole "project a week" vow for a year, even though some weeks I dreaded coming up with something and then other weeks I couldn't wait to share what I had come up with.
I had my 20 week ultrasound on Monday, and baby girl was kicking and punching away. Ryan, my mom, and the kids all piled into the tiny room and a good report was given. And, let me tell you, I felt that same rush as I did the very first time I saw my first and second tiny babies wiggling around on the screen. I cried when I was told "It's a girl!" and Brynlee beamed knowingly.
Now for a name... Brynlee keeps saying her name will be "Little Spaghetti." Seems to be our only option right now!
My sweet cousin requested I make her a bunting (aka flag banner thingy- her words) for her baby girl's first birthday party (and subsequent birthdays). Between a late finish (with Mother's Day weekend, I gave myself a pass to be a few days late) and wrestling with Alyssa's unfamiliar-to-me sewing machine (since mine is STILL in the shop- gah!), I was a little frustrated making it, but love the end result. Hope sweet Preslie loves it!
Today we weeded the front beds and Ryan laid mulch. Kids ate popsicles, practiced cartwheels (after momma poorly modeled one for them as they looked on in awe), pretended to mow the lawn with daddy, and got reprimanded when they played too close to the street.