Monday, June 16, 2014

Project House Update: The List - Version 2.0

It's the second annual version of The List! The end all be all of the status of our entire house.

Last year, I started a tradition of documenting our entire house once a year. That way, in five, ten, twenty years, I'll actually be able to remember it. Think about it. How many pictures do you have of your childhood bedroom? Or your dorm room? Or your first apartment? Our spaces don't get enough respect in the moment and we're left without any evidence after the fact.

{Sidenote: you can catch me in a couple of reflections. It took me several days to clean and take the pictures so there's a few outfits. There's also one of my favorite photobombs ever by Dan. Keep an eye out...}

So without further ado, here's a room-by-room guide to what we've done so far to our first home and what still needs to be done!

* means something Dan wants to do and I am trying to talk him out of.
# means something I want and Dan is ignoring and hoping I'll forget/change my mind.
bold means something new or completed since the last version of the list.


Done: Painted, installed new light fixture, set up corner table, hung some art
To Do: New flooring, new baseboards, maybe repaint a more neutral and subtle color#, new light*, coat rack or console table.

Dining Room:

Done: Painted, hung curtains
To Do: Hang some art, new flooring, new baseboards, new light fixture, new chairs, redo dresser into china cabinet, maybe repaint a more subtle yellow#.

Formal Living Room:

Done: Hung curtain rod and curtains, hung ceiling fan, painted, upgraded light fixtures
To Do: Redo fireplace, new floors, new molding, build built-in bookcases, get fireplace working, hang art.

Kitchen/Breakfast Nook:

Done: Painted, new ceiling fan in breakfast nook, removed awkward ceilingfan in kitchen, installed new microwave, purchased refrigerator
To Do: New floors, new cabinets, new range instead of built-in oven and cook top, new counter tops, additional lighting under cabinets, pendant lighting over the sink, new bar stools, finish painting chairs for breakfast nook, new windowsills in nook*, new sink.

Great Room:

Done: Painted, purchased entertainment center, hung art, hung TV, routed cables through the wall, new coffee table, added more seating, new ceiling fan*, hung star mirror.
To Do: New floors, new molding, maybe repaint a more subtle color#, widen doorway to entryway, add sofa table.

Master Bedroom:

Done: Painted, installed new ceiling fan, purchased dressers, new blinds blades, hung curtains, purchased bed frame
To Do: New floors, redo fireplace, install crown molding, new door (instead of stupid sliding pocket door)#, find side table for Dan, more lighting.

Master Bathroom/Closet:

Done: Replaced sliding glass door, removed and patched toilet paper holder
To Do: Paint, new floors, new vanities, remove overhead dry wall pocket*, new mirrors, new window treatment, add wall sconces, french doors into closet, new shower*, new shelving and organization in closet, chandelier, twinkly lights around top, furniture (including a standing mirror and an island/ottoman)

Guest Room/Guest Bath/Guest Closet:

Done: Painted bookcase and end table, bought bedding, painted room, installed new ceiling fan, window treatments, magazine shelves
To Do: New floors, modify bed frame, new cabinets and countertop, new toilet, new shower doors, paint bathroom and closet.


Done: Paint, new lighting, hung art (1 and 2)
To do: New floors, add baseboards

Hall Bathroom:

Done: -
To do: Penny floors!, paint, frame mirror, new toilet, update tub, new lighting, hang some art, new cabinets and countertop*


Done: Hung art, new dresser
To Do: Stain shelving, remove desk and install cabinets, built-in cat box, new window treatment, paint, new floors, new lighting, new window, new ceiling fan, new desk(s).

Workout Room:

Done: wiring for ceiling fan, paint, ceiling fan, new lighting
To Do: new floors, new windows, new window treatments

Laundry Room:

Done: Purchased washer and dryer, electrical work on lighting.
To Do: Paint, new floors, move sink into garage, build platform for washer/dryer, purchase deep freezer, straighten out crooked pantry, install some shelving, find bench and storage for shoes, new lighting.


Done: Built Turtle's habitat, removed pokey bush
To Do: Remove gravel, plant some trees, fire pit, build housing to hide pool pipes, convert exterior shower into a shed, replace outdoor lights


Done: Removed fountain, planted one tree, removed a ton of dead cactus
To Do: redo driveway, paint garage door, new driveway lights, paint pergola 

Other things we've done: new roof.

Other things to do: build Dan's external shop.

1 comment:

  1. Documenting your entire house once a year as a tradition is a good idea. You’ll be able to see the changes you’ve done for the past year, and you can caption it with the memories you’ve experienced during the process. And speaking of change, your house is progressing well! There may still be a lot of work on your to-do list, but seeing the things that has been done, it's only a matter of time before you finish everything. I hope it will continue to progress smoothly. Cheers!

    Lynne Halloran @ Suburban Glass Service