Earlier this week, I posted a review of the goals I set for 2013. It really helped me to take a look at what my goals were, and how I did at achieving them. If I had to grade myself, I think I would give myself a B. After giving it some thought, I think maybe, since that was my first time making goals like that, I was a tad bit too lofty. So, in setting my goals for 2004, I am going to try to be a little more realistic in what I think I can achieve. some of the goals from 2013 that I did not complete will carry over to my goals for this year, and I will be adding a few new ones into the mix. I am going to try to keep it under 12 goals for the year. So here goes!
Goal #1: Clean, seal, and hang my new barn beam mantel over the fireplace. LC bought me a gorgeous fireplace mantel for Christmas. Woot woot! I had it made by a man in Pennsylvania who recently tore down an old wagon barn. I found him on Craigslist, and it was a match made in heaven! I told him what I had in mind, and my measurements, and he cut it to size and sanded it down nice and smooth on the top. I also sent him some pictures I found of the types of mantel I had in mind. I am planning on cleaning it, and then sealing it with something, I haven’t decided what to use yet, but I will be keeping you posted on the progress. This beam and corbels weighs over 100 pounds, so we are considering having it professionally hung, you know, because we don’t know WTF we are doing! anyone out there have any advice on mounting this heavy thing? I shared this picture before Christmas of the mantel sitting in our garage, but here it is, in case you missed it. Click here to see the picture of the mantle that was my inspiration.
Update: You can see my finished and installed mantle here!
Update: See my installed shelving here.
Update: See the freshly painted risers here.
Goal #8: Paint walls and ceiling in living room. This room needs so much, but a new paint job will go a very long way in making it look the way I want it to. Not to mention the new mantel! This is what the room currently looks like, but Christmas is in the process of leaving the building as we speak. The fireplace is on the wall to the left and cannot be seen in this photo.
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