What Needs to be Done Around My Home & Home Improvement Thursday #HIT


Now that we are truly in Spring, I have been in this crazy state of wanting to make over or fix certain areas of our home. There have been things that have been bugging me around the house that really need to be fixed. As an example here are just some of the things that need to be attended to:

  • Replace the pendant light over dining table – I broke our existing light by whipping my scarf around one of the bulbs which can’t be replaced.
This is our current pendant light. One of the bulbs shattered when I accidentally whipped my scarf off and it caught the bulb, shattering it on the floor.
This is our current pendant light. One of the bulbs shattered when I accidentally whipped my scarf off and it caught the bulb, shattering it on the floor.
  • Change the photos in frames and create a visually pleasing wall art collage behind our lower buffet
Notice the side sunset shot on the right?
Notice the side sunset shot facing us right?
  • Change the cushions in our outdoor area – some aren’t water or sun proof and have faded or gone mouldy during the wet weather.
  • Fix the outside down pipe that has rusted and now has a hole.
  • Update photos in frames around the house.
  • Cement in between our pavers outside.
  • Paint the walls.
  • Change light bulks in the kids playroom. Out of 6 downlights we are down to 1 working.

The problem with trying to start or even finish these projects is time, money and kids. I’m also indecisive about the type of pendant light I want over our dining table. I’ve fallen in love with a copper pendant but I’m not sure if it will be big enough for our dining area.

How do you tackle jobs around the house? Are you like me and want to get all the things done? What needs to be done at your place?

Last week on HIT, Aaron from Mayfair Plumbing shared tips on selecting new tapware and toilets. Sometimes, it’s best to get advice from plumber before selecting your taps and toilets to ensure they will suit the existing services in your home.

Charlene from Teacher by Trade, Mother by Nature shared her results following Peter Walsh’s #31days2getorganised program. The junk draw looks fabulous. Who has a junk drawer that is in desperate need of organizing? Truth be told I have a junk cupboard. I might have to let Phoebe have a go at unpacking it so I can reorganize it.

As always, Nicole and I enjoy seeing who links up each week. Don’t forge to enter our Kmart Styling Challenge. I also have a Kids First Aid Course ticket and First Aid Kit giveaway and a $100 Mortein Gift Pack to giveaway.

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