Well, this week I've booked the time off work to do some of those jobs around the house, there are shelves to be put up, paintings to be hung, mirror frames and furniture to be painted, walls to be livened up with a lick of paint, items to go up in the loft, pumpkins to carve and as always cleaning to be done.
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Odd job week
Isn't it hard to catch up with all those little jobs that need doing from time to time? You know the ones, the jobs that would either make something look nicer or make something easier to use but aren't urgent enough to make you stop what you're doing right now and get them done!
Now, I'm being realistic about all this and I don't for one moment think that I'll get everything done but I'm going to give it a damn good try.
So first up was to polish the family silver...well electroplate to be precise! Last year I bought a large box of cutlery or flat wear as the auctioneers called it. I bought it with the intention of cleaning it up and using it as every day utensils. Well they've been sitting patiently in their box for a while until yesterday when I settled on the sofa for a couple of hours and got the job done. Each piece started out tarnished and black but I think you'll agree they all look rather lovely now.
I reckon that polishing an item until it shines has to be on the list of the most satisfying things to do, oh these little things that please me!