Those of you with the patience to stay with me know that I love a project. Or at least I love to start a project. (what  recliner cushion?) I’ve given my tendencies some thought, and believe I can attribute my project ADD to the following factors:

  1.  My struggle with self-confidence: I’ve progressed to the point that I can take on a challenge, but stall out when I reach the point at the peak of my skill level, which explains that pesky cushion.
  2.  Indecision: Although I have painted both smaller bedrooms twice (once when we first moved in, and once when we came back) and the dining room and living room once (I could never convince     TMIM that we needed to- he liked the color when we moved in) it took me  years to choose a color for our bedroom. I got three  walls done, then wanted to do something different on the wall behind our bed. But what? The wall remains the same tired parchment color it was when I started. Indecision may be my biggest problem, and I suppose it relates back to that darn lack of self-confidence.
  3. Boredom: Sometimes the fun runs out before the work does. Getting the first few kitchen cabinet doors primed, painted and hung is thrilling. The charm fades with the remaining five, and I start looking around for something a little more fun, a little fast. (Maybe it’s not project ADD, but project promiscuity.)
  4. Lack of $.
  5. Weather: Around here, the heat and humidity can really put a crimp in plans to paint or garden. I was relying on our typical mild spring weather when I made plans to paint my kitchen cabinets. Instead, May was more like our typical July: hot and muggy and rainy. (I will be the first to admit that weather does not impact my ability to work on sewing projects, but with all the painting paraphernalia strewn about, I cringe at dragging out the machine and sewing box.)
  6. Age and decrepitude: I used to be able to paint an entire room in one day. I used to be able to paint for two full days in a row. My hands did not used to hurt. There. I said it.

The cabinet frames are finished; three of the doors are finished and hung. While I was at it, I painted the door between the kitchen and the family room. (I started on the crown molding as well, following the cabinets.)  It looks good, and much the way I pictured it. I have primed the last doors, and hope to get them up in the next couple of days. I will need to finish the crown molding before I can allow myself to move to the next color, on the back splash and the soffits above the cabinets. (Maybe the other walls too- indecision strikes again.)

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