September 10, 2010

The Great Big List of Things We Want to Get Done

I thought I would finally write this down, seeing as it's only been 2 months since we moved in. Encroaching on 3 months. But who's counting!

1. Whole House
  • Replace windows
  • Add support beams in basement
  • Remove old oil tanks in basement

2. Living Room
  • Area rug
  • Comfy chair and ottoman

3. Dining room
  • Credenza! (I want one so bad to replace the hutch)
  • Dining room chairs
  • Area rug
  • Figure out where to hang stuff
Dining room, circa late July.

4. Kitchen
  • Not a whole hell of a lot

5. Laundry/Mud room
  • Prime/paint the floor
  • Paint the wall behind the washer and dryer
  • Bench for storage and putting on shoes
  • Threshold between laundry/bathroom

6. Downstairs bathroom
  • Paint the walls
  • Paint a chalkboard wall behind the toilet
  • New (refinish) vanity

7. My Office/Guest Room
  • Paint entire room 
  • Hang that 4th curtain 
  • A dresser to store linens
  • Mirror
  • Side table
  • Bookshelf

8. Neale's Office/Record Room
  • Desk
  • Move the purple chair to the "catio"
  • Rug
  • Mount speaker wires
  • Move bookcase

9. "The Catio" (2nd floor porch)
  • Seating
  • Rugs
  • Paint 1 accent wall
  • Hide litterbox

10. Bedroom
  • Paint walls (the chocolate brown is nice and all, but feels sort of dark sometimes)
  • Coordinate linens for once in my life
  • Wall-mounted nightstands
  • Wall-mounted bedside lighting
  • Someday we will have coordinating dressers as well! 
  • Mirrors
  • Dresser-top storage

11. Upstairs bathroom
  • New mirror

12. Outside!
  • Comfy and durable porch furniture
  • Fix back stairs
  • Clean the aluminum siding on the porch
  • Veggie garden bed
  • Flower bed
  • Create a walkway from back door to driveway
  • Storage bin for gardening utensils
  • A shed
Mmm. Summertime.


I hope you say nice things, but if you don't, I'll get over it eventually.