LIST

 

 

After three weekends in a row of chopping, hauling and stacking wood from the tree, I’m starting to feel a little overwhelmed.  There’s still a lot more work to do, and more than anything it’s derailed my progress on other house projects.

So I’ve taken a cue from the work life, and made a list.  Whenever you get overwhelmed, just stop for two minutes and make a list, put it in order of urgency, then just do it.  If it works there, it’ll work at home, right?

Well, this list started getting a little long.  It’s realistically a very long-term to-do list, (very roughly) listed in order of priority.  It could easily be 5 years before we get to many of these items, especially all that upstairs crap.

But I thought by sharing it here, it could create some vague pressure to actually do these things.  And it’s going to feel effin’ AWESEOME to cross things off.  It always does.

Exterior:

  • Remove all tree logs, limbs, and branches
  • Repair broken fence panels
  • Plant 4-6 Leyland Cypress trees along fence to replace privacy of tree
  • Trim dogwood limbs in front yard
  • Install new mailbox
  • Plant long bed across side yard fence line
  • Re-screen porch
  • Tear down old deck and build kickass new one
  • Paint front stoop

Living Room:

  • Locate or build barn door and install on sliding track
  • Buy light colored area rug
  • Buy more appropriate coffee table
  • Hang art wall behind sofa
  • DIY art for frame on top shelf of built-in
  • Macrame hanging planter for corner

Bathroom:

  • Remove crappy baseboards, marble shelf, mirror, light fixture
  • Sand down all trim and walls
  • Remove rusty shower curtain rod
  • Paint uppers and ceiling w/ Kilz primer, then off-white paint
  • Paint lowers in peacock blue
  • Cut and install new baseboards
  • Paint all trim
  • Install new shower curtain rod at ceiling height
  • Buy and install new mirror
  • Buy and install new shelf
  • Buy and install new light fixture
  • Buy extra-long shower curtain and liner

Hallway:

  • Paint all trim and backs of doors
  • Paint walls w/ Glidden Inverness (need additional quart)
  • Have 2×12”s cut to length at Home Depot for additional closet shelves
  • Buy small trashcan/canister for dog food
  • Buy short runner rug
  • Hang small stuff on the open wall

Guest Room:

  • Paint all surfaces (walls need primer)
  • Re-arrange furniture
  • DIY upholstered headboard
  • Buy cheap metal bed frame to get boxs pring off of the floor
  • Buy 3-drawer dresser
  • Buy and install new light fixture
  • Buy 2 nightstands or side tables
  • Buy 1 table lamp
  • Buy and install new curtain rods
  • Buy/make curtain panels
  • Buy new duvet or quilt, other linens
  • Accessorize.
  • Organize closet and utilize dresser drawers

Stairs:

  • Paint all surfaces
  • Buy and install new light fixture
  • Have new carpet installed
  • Re-attach existing hand rail

Master Bedroom:

  • Paint uppers off white
  • Paint lowers navy blue
  • Have new carpet installed
  • DIY headboard of some kind
  • Buy 2 dressers
  • Buy 2 lamps
  • Install long shelves to serve as night stands
  • Buy and install new curtain rod
  • Buy/make curtain panels
  • Buy new duvet or quilt, other linens
  • Seriously organize walk-in closet to utilize space and store small items
  • Accessorize.

Master Bathroom:

  • Build shower stall and remove tub (professional plumbing)
  • Build built-in cabinetry to fill empty wall
  • Replace vanity with pedestal sink
  • Tile floor
  • Paint all surfaces (walls and trim will all need primer)

Dining Room:

  • Buy long credenza or buffet to replace kitchen cart
  • Buy more attractive garbage/recycling can solution

Kitchen:

  • Repaint trim (when Schooner gets older/lazier)
  • Have gas line run into kitchen
  • Buy new gas range
  • Buy and install new countertops
  • Buy and install a white subway tile backsplash
  • Buy and install new sink and faucet

Office:
Nothing!  (Unless it needs to turn into some other sort of room in the future.)

 

 

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