Saturday, October 8, 2011

10 Min Project= 2.5 hrs!!

I apologize in advance for the poor lighting of the following pictures! The flash was not wanting to work since there was so much natural light in the room. I am so not camera savvy. 

I now have the antique shutters hung on the wall. This was a fairly easy and painless project thankfully.

I did encounter an outlet dilemma but decided to solve it with just covering half of the outlet just in case I may need it at some point in time. Then I pondered a few on what I was going to do as far as curtains. I had two sets to choose from and after flipping thru my inspiration magazines I came up with a plan. That plan involved a quick trip to WM for a rod and some clips and 10 minutes of hanging time.

Well I thought it was going to be 10 minutes and honestly the first go around it was but then I decided I hung the rod too low so I had to move it up. This is when I started cursing up a storm in my mind and wanting to throw things. I was madder than a hoppy toad...which by the way I have no idea what that means just always have heard it....and determined. See that d*** screw there well it refused to heck and back to come out of the wall. I even took a hammer to it trying to beat it into the wall. No such luck. Then I tried to pry it out of the wall and all I got out of that was this mess. It also did not help that my ever so loving boys would come in abt every 10 minutes asking me if I was done yet.

I finally gave up the fight and just decided to bust out the Spackle. That darn screw will forever stay stuck in that wall and I figure I can just paint over it so it blends in. Funny thing is is that the one on the other side came right out! 

So that is why a 10 minute project turned in to 2.5 hours but in the end I think I am happy with the out come. I have to wait and see come tomorrow morning when the lighting is better.

So what projects have you worked on that were suppose to be simple but turned out otherwise?


12 comments:

  1. Ha! I feel your pain on this one...I can never get it right on the first try. It's on the top of my most hated list! Glad you got it finished. : )

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  2. Oh my... just think - you'll look back on this and laugh one day. Kind of like the way I laugh over our dripping shower faucet from many years ago. What should have been a very simple f"no tools needed" project turned horribly wrong when my husband decided to break out the hacksaw. I'll never forget hearing that blade. Next time, I'll call a plumber to start!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  3. That happens to me most often when I'm doing rods, too, Pamela! In fact, I have to do a rod in the living room this week and I'm hoping it goes smoothly. The shutters look great and I'm looking forward to seeing more of this room!

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  4. Hate when that happens. Don't you know the golden rule of not using the flash? Pictures are better without if you have enough lighting in the room. Can't wait to see what you did. Love the shutters.

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  5. Pamela don't feel bad, almost every big project that my husband and I work on takes MUCH longer then anticipated! We always run into some type of problem UGH! Martina

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  6. *Any* project that involves drilling holes takes me a lot longer than it should--especially holes for drawer pulls! I never get it right the first time, so I am eternally grateful for wood filler AND spackle.

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  7. Love the look of your shutters, I hate hanging anything on the wall (100 yr old house walls),I never know what I'm going to get. That's funny though ...I was going to hang curtain rods today ... now I'm afraid to LOL :) Have a great weekend! Francine

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  8. oh yes - sounds like deja vu! were you peeking in my diary? just kidding :) love those antique shutters combined with lace curtains! that cowboy-romance look is an all time favorite - great job! -diane

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  9. Oh, the joys of hanging rods! LOL. The shutters look amazing, Pamela! I love, love them and can't wait to see more. xo

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  10. I would say the majority of projects turn out to take more time! Looks like yours is going to be ok though!!

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  11. I'm horrible about hanging things, so I normally ask my husband for help. Me and the drill just don't go together well. Lol.

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