Anti-Procrastination: Do What You Can

There are a whole bunch of things I’d love to do around my house, but they’re just not possible right now due to lack of time, money, or energy.   I’m sure all of you have the same problem in one area or another.

I’m the type of person that just says “Forget it” when I can’t do things the way I want them done.

But really, if I’d just do what I can, things would at least improve.  I guarantee I will never have a perfect house, but why should I allow things that can be changed to continue looking junky?

Here’s an example of something little that I did that looks a whole lot better.

I’d love to have a new kitchen floor.  The linoleum in there is quite old and worn out, and it never looks clean even when it’s been freshly swept and mopped.  But even though I can’t get a new floor right now, I decided to at least fix the disgusting vent covers.

 

And I mean disgusting.

 

spray painted vent cover

I guess I’ve just been looking hopelessly at that old ugly floor for so long, that I didn’t even think about the fact that I could at least replace the nasty vent covers.

 

Thanks to my friend Christina at The Frugal Homemaker, I learned that I could even spray paint my vent covers instead of buying new ones!

So I did!

spray painted vent cover

 

It’s not perfect since the linoleum has some cuts around the edge of the vent, but it’s much better than it was before!

spray painted vent cover

 

Do you a project you’ve been putting off because you don’t have the resources to complete it?  Think through any areas that you can work on and do what you can!

 

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Comments

  1. Yay, MaryEllen! Looks great! Isn’t it amazing what a little spray paint can do 🙂

    Going to share your project on my facebook page 🙂

    • MaryEllen says:

      You are going to get me hooked on spray paint! I have never spray painted anything before, and I’ve sooo been missing out! I was grabbing just about everything in sight and dragging it outside to be painted! This is way too much fun!

  2. I found your blog from pinterest about making homemade baby toys and long story short I got to reading about this anti procrastination challenge. I’m taking the plunge! Thanks for the inspiration, I even blogged about it so I stay committed and accountable for my decision to just get it done. Thanks again!

  3. Welcome to the FABULOSO world of Spray Paint!! I always say “spray paint can cover a multitude of home decor sins”:-) I sprayed the ones underneath my sinks because they looked so bad! Helped soooo much! Great post!

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