Spring Into Action!

Hello, and welcome to Spring Into Action!
Lately, I have been a huge procrastinator on many of my DIY projects. First, the weather was too nice...don't want to be inside. Then, the weather was too cold...don't want to work outside. So, a group of us decided to tackle our most annoying DIY projects with the best motivator possible....PEER PRESSURE!

Sadly, it works every time for me. Here is my story....a while back, we installed french drains and a sump pump into our basement. Since then, I have shown you how I installed faux crown molding in the basement. I have also shown you my magnetic chalkboard wall....in the basement. Here is the wall I have left out

Before the construction, I had a full wall of home-made shelves. However, since we put in a sump pump, we now have a closet (that is only large enough for the sp) on the right...the old shelves won't fit.

I need my shelves back..what's a girl with power tools to do? My plan

I need to take apart the old shelves and chop, glue and nail them into the correct size. I also need to install a dehumidifier with a drain into the sump pump so I can get my money's worth I won't need to empty the dehumidifier again. Finally, finish that faux crown molding. Next Thursday, I will show you my progress (I hope there is some).

Now let's go see what my peer's who are pressuring me are going to tackle;

***For week 2, go here, For the reveal, go here***

Kerry - Design Du Monde 
Jean - Flower Hill Design
Becca - From Gardners 2 Bergers
Carrie - Hazardous Design
Sam - The Junk House
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Nancy - Powell & Brower Home
Lisa - A Room With A View
Cathy - Room RX
Suzy - Saved by Suzy
Laurie - Traditional & Modern


  1. I feel so inadequate...hahaha! I am beginning to wonder when you sleep. That is a heck of a project! You are so inspiring to us all.

  2. Linda, that project rocks and is going to be fantastic! Best of luck!

  3. This is a huge project which I am sure you will see to completion, Linda. Sounds exciting and will look amazing! Thank you for starting this challenge.

  4. Hi Linda! Just stumbled upon your blog...It's great! I'm a fellow NJ blogger and will be following yours from now on. Your house is gorgeous...I can't wait to see how your basement turns out!

  5. Looks like a great project! Those shelves are very ambitious! Love to see how you do it as my basement could use some too!

  6. This is a perfect little project for you! This is the perfect place for shelving and storage!

  7. Can't wait to see everyone's completed projects! I need a little coaxing of my own!

  8. I just found your awesome blog and so glad I did. I love projects like this and can't wait to see how it turns out!!

  9. Wow Linda! You have some big plans. Be careful with your fingers if using the power tools!!!

  10. Dang girl, this is kinda a big deal! No wonder you've been procrastinating!! I can't wait to see how it goes next week!
    xo Becca

  11. I can't wait to see the shelves! They are going to look so nice in that spot! Thanks for inviting me to participate...I always need a good kick in the pants to get stuff done!

  12. What a great bunch of ladies! This will be so fun! I can't wait to see how this turns out. You can do it!

  13. You are ambitious! Your project makes my window treatment project look like child's play :)

  14. That's no small project! I'd probably hire someone for that kind of work as power tools give me the willies, so I'm impressed! This is a fun challenge and I am excited to be a part, thanks for getting us going!

  15. Never in my life would I consider this project something I could tackle. But, I'm not a bit surprised that you're going to. I'll enjoy keeping up!

  16. Looking forward to see the finished project. I can't wait to see what the rest of the ladies working on!

    Have a lovely Easter weekend, Linda!


  17. Procrastinator is not a word I would ever use to describe you. As usual, you have taken on a lofty project. I'm sure it will turn out amazing. Can't wait to see!


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