1. finish the basement cleaning extravaganza. this includes:
a. sweep (for the one millionth time), vacuum, wash, and paint the concrete floor;
b. paint all of the bookshelves, cabinets, and dressers that hold my voluminous art supplies a lovely shade of buttercream yellow;
d. pick up my sewing machine from being serviced and, oh, i don't know...MAKE SOMETHING! maybe the silk scarf curtain lesley pointed out to me in elle decor.
2. clean out my closet. this includes:
a. folding the sweaters from overflowing sweater shelf;
b. figure out a real solution for the shoe issue (you know you have this problem too!);
c. get serious about the purses. come on, i'm never, ever going to carry that woven perry ellis bag again, but it never wore out. it's hard to part with;
d. and i know this isn't the closet, but get a handle on the drawers of the dresser.
3. redeco the living room. this includes:
a. reupholster the arm chair languishing for oh so many years in the basement;
b. refinish (stain) said chair;
c. buy and assemble entertainment center, bookshelves, sideboy and media cabinet from home decorator's outlet;
d. paint the living room a soothing, retro dove/pearl grey;
e. pick out reasonably priced area rug and window treatments;
f. come up with some stunning arrangement of almost free artwork.
4. the backyard:
a. wash the patio;
b. wash the patio furniture;
c. paint the adirondack chair, ottoman and two metal lawn chairs;
d. re-do the woven seat/backs for the aluminum lawn chairs;
e. weed, weed, weed.
5. collapse over the labor day weekend.