Last week, I took some time to work on the studio doors. It’s been on my to-do list for a while, but it’s one of those projects that isn’t urgent, so it kept getting knocked down the list in favor of more exciting or pressing endeavors. With everyone home, trying to juggle school and work, feeding four humans and three animals all day, etc. it has been even more important for me to set out some small, tangible goals and get them done. It’s good for my own mental health to celebrate small accomplishments!
So, I worked on the studio doors. I reinstalled the trim we removed to see if installing a new door was going to be a doable project, touched up the paint…
…and then repainted the doors in the custom Boxwood green I used on my butler’s pantry, the kitchen island, and the cabinets in our laundry room. At first, I wasn’t 100% sure that I liked the change, but as I’ve lived with it for a few days, I really love it.
It just adds a pop that relates to other pieces in the room, like the little footstool and the painted art cabinet. And it looks fresh and cheery to me.
And I love it against the floors.
In this crazy time, I waffle between feeling excited to tackle all of my projects to being completely unmotivated! I’m sure many of you are experiencing a similar thing. How do we find a balance in this new normal between downtime and productivity? I have found that it’s important for me to be productive in some form or fashion each day. It keeps me moving forward and focusing on the positive, even if it’s just positive things happening in my bubble. And, when I work on a project, I can focus just on that project and the world feels normal.
Me with a brush and a bucket of paint feels pretty normal.
It’s motivated me to work on other projects that have been hanging out on my to-do list for a while…when I find the time! This time at home has been surprisingly busy!