You ever have one of those weeks where you just can’t seem to get anything right?
“Gee, Sarah, what’s wrong?” (you’re wondering.)
Well, for starters, these gorgeous door knobs?
After all that melodrama with the painting of the doors and the indecision and the lost sleep*??
*This is an example of melodrama. I did not actually lose any sleep.
They’re not gonna work.
I know, I know! It’s a tragedy. But here’s the thing: the backplate of those knobs is 2.25 inches wide. The mortise box is 2.25 inches deep. And the stile on our doors is 3.25 inches wide.
They don’t fit.
I have not yet figured out how to solve this problem and still keep my shiny objects.
Reason Numero Dos that I am feeling particularly whiny: that closet full of wood I told you about? I have made absolutely zero progress on that. Because I’ve been putting all my effort in getting the doors painted and hung (not that it matters, now that I have no door knobs). So it still looks like this:
And soon I will have to move all that wood out of the closet, so that I can install the door. The door that is still only partially painted. The door that has no knob.
#3. Christmas makes me feel inadequate. While other bloggers are making modern geometric ornaments, decorating entirely in red and white, hanging christmas-y disco balls on their front porch, and giving tours of their beautifully appointed yet welcoming homes…
…all I have managed to accomplish is this:
Instead of a Christmas tree, I have a houseplant that is too delicate to hold either lights or ornaments. (It also smells like lemon, which doesn’t really evoke the same holiday sensation as pine.) Instead of real decorations, I have some lights shoved in blue mason jars. And instead of decorating a mantle, I did this:
Hold your applause.
No, really, you’re too kind.
And one more thing: tomorrow marks the second birthday I’ve celebrated since tearing out the kitchen. And that means that A) it’s been over a year since we started this kitchen project, and B) despite the irrefutable fact that I am older, I don’t seem to be any wiser when it comes to DIY projects.
That hardly seems fair, does it?