To-Do

We've officially been in this house for five years. (!!!) I can't believe it. When we bought this house, we said we'd be here for 5-7 years, and we're at the low end of that range. So. Scary. As far as the projects go, I'd say we're about 62% done. There is no rhyme or reason for that number, I just threw it out there. We have eight rooms in this house and although only a couple are very close to being "done," a lot of the big projects are under our belt, so that feels pretty good. This space will serve as my running to-do list, so that instead of putting my ideas and goals in 10 different spots, (my hand, basement whiteboard, notepads, journals...) I can keep it all here. I'm not sure if it will serve as a motivator or be plain overwhelming... we'll see! 

Eventually, I'll link up to where there's a post to accompany the work!

Living Room: 67% Complete

  • Rip up old carpet
  • Pull out carpet nails
  • Remove (2!) layers of subfloor
  • Install hardwood floors
  • Install new windows
  • Scrape wallpaper paste off walls
  • Install new ceiling sheetrock
  • Tape and paint ceiling
  • Paint the walls
  • Touch up paint on beams and window trim
  • Change the outlets from almond to white
  • Outfit with furniture, rug and accessories
  • Replace or touch up baseboard trim
  • Hang window treatments
  • Hang art
  • Paint mirror over loveseat to match color schemes
  • Paint baseboard heating units
  • Replace storage bench with something more elegant (with storage!)
  • Install ceiling surround sou
  • Paint/restain the TV cabinet

Office: 88% Complete

  • Rip up old carpet
  • Pull out carpet nails
  • Rip out "faux" closet and replace with built-in bookshelf
  • Paint and style bookshelf
  • Refinish existing hardwoods
  • Touch up paint on window trim
  • Paint the walls
  • Outfit with furniture, rug and accessories
  • Create gallery wall
  • Hang meaningful art
  • Rip out and replace baseboard trim
  • Paint baseboard trim
  • Touch up paint on door to basement
  • Purchase and hang new flush-mount ceiling light
  • Paint ceiling
  • Change all of the outlets from almond to white
  • Install heating unit

Stairs: 83% Complete

Master Bedroom: 31% Complete

  • Rip up old carpet
  • Rip out carpet nails
  • Refinish existing hardwoods
  • Paint the baseboard trim
  • Paint the window trim
  • Paint the closet
  • Plane and paint the closet door
  • Outfit with furniture, rug and accessories
  • Change all of the outlets from almond to white
  • Paint the walls
  • Create an accent wall with stenciling or a panel wall
  • Change light over Matt's dresser to a pendant light
  • Install/create a focal point over the bed
  • Install heat (You read that right...no heat in our bedroom. Fun times!)
  • Spackle and patch the holes in the wall (You read that right as well.)
  • Paint ceiling

Kitchen/Dining Room: 75% Complete

  • Refinish existing hardwoods
  • Degrease cabinets
  • Sand cabinets
  • Buy new appliances
  • Paint cabinets white
  • Replace cabinet hardware
  • Paint baseboard trim white
  • Paint window trim white
  • Replace chandelier 
  • Replace ceiling fan
  • Paint door leading to back deck
  • Outfit with furniture, rug and accessories
  • Replace counters
  • Remove old rangehood
  • Hang new microwave
  • Paint board above microwave
  • Add tile backsplash
  • Paint pantry interior
  • Remove old trim above cabinets
  • Replace stainless steel sink
  • Replace kitchen faucet
  • Install new trim above cabinets
  • Paint new trim above cabinets
  • Paint the underside of the cabinets
  • Paint wine rack
  • Paint mirror on the wall
  • Add board and batten to the walls
  • Plane and paint pantry door
  • Change window hardware from brown to white
  • Change window treatments from brown to white
  • Paint or white wash exposed beam
  • Add under cabinet lighting

Bathroom: 9% Complete

  • Paint Walls
  • Replace vanity top
  • Replace faucet
  • Replace all towel bars
  • Replace shower frame
  • Replace baseboard heating unit
  • Rip out current medicine cabinet
  • Rip out current light fixture
  • Purchase and install new medicine cabinet 
  • Purchase and install new sconces to flank medicine cabinet
  • Purchase and install new fan