We always seem to go through phases when it comes to projects. Sometimes we’re super motivated and manage to get loads done and other times our projects just seem to drag on forever, which is especially true for actually completely finishing projects.
We always seem to get about 95% there and then are so eager to share the project that we tend to call it complete but in reality we often skip the final step – and often crucial – part of projects which can make the difference between an okay result and a perfect & professional finish.
We’re all well aware that what we see in blogworld isn’t necessarily real life and that all of the pretty images that we see around the internet aren’t necessarily a true representation of what someone’s space / home / life actually look like.
As much as I wish our home was perfect, I know that it’s far from it. So, with our confessions out of the way, it’s time to actually do something about it! Over the next month we’re really going to focus on getting things completed and we’re setting ourselves a challenge that we hope you’ll join us in!
I’m sure that we’re not alone in struggling to finish things and I’m sure that you have a project or two that you’ve been putting off, too.
We’d love if you would join us in a Little House On The Corner Get Things Done Challenge!
The idea is to set yourself the goal of completing 3 things that you’ve started and getting them done within the next four weeks. They don’t have to be huge things and can be as simple and quick as you’d like. The only goal is to get things done!
These are our goals:
1. Paint picture rail in master bedroom
2. Finish stripping guest bedroom doorframe & paint it
3. Paint skirting board in dining room
Our projects are of course DIY related, but yours don’t have to be. They could be anything you like!
Leave your goals in the comments! I’m sure that they’ll seem less daunting once you’ve written them down. By openly sharing our goals (and yours!) we’re more accountable, which will hopefully give us an extra boost to get things done.
We’ll check back in in a month and share how we got on! Hopefully we’ll not only have a few more boxes ticked on our to-do list, but we’ll also be able to share a load of before and after pictures and show what a difference actually finishing things can make.
We’re so excited to hear what your goals are! What are your top three goals to get completed? Do you have any DIY confessions you’d like to make?
PS. As well as sharing our own results, we’d love to share some of your achievements, too! Just send us an email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) with your results (ideally before and after images) and we’ll do our best to feature them. Or, if you have a blog – share the result there! We’ll all deserve a big pat on the back for getting stuff done we’ve been putting off!
PPS. In case you missed it, we’re nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award! Exciting, right?! To be within a chance of making it in to the top 5 shortlist we need your vote. If you think we’re worthy, you can vote for us in the Best DIY & Crafts blog category here! (If not, it’s still a great place to discover some fab new blogs, too.)