My Super Long, Ginormous, May Take Me the Rest of My Life to Complete, To-Do List

I wanted to have a way to keep track of all of my ideas for the house and to see the progress we have made, hence, this post.  I will update here as projects are completed and add the thousands of ideas I am sure to come up with as time goes on.

Front Exterior:

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  • Power wash entire exterior of house, driveway, walkways, and deck
  • Paint shutters
  • Paint Front Door
  • Add lighting to walkway Done!
  • Create larger flower beds and plant flowers
  • Figure out a way to hide ugly utility box and wires
  • Figure out a way to pretty up the front porch (bench? rocking chairs?)
  • Repave driveway
  • Possibly one day get rid of the stoop and create a porch across the front of the house

Entryway: 

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To do:

  • Change handles on coat closet
  • Change switch plate cover for lights
  • Create gallery wall
  • Add corner table
  • Replace floor tiles
  • Paint closet doors and inside closet  Done!
  • Change hardware on closet doors
  • Change light fixture

Living Room:

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To Do:

  • Whitewash fireplace Done!
  • Install built-in book cases
  • Window treatment curtains? plantation shutters?
  • Replace switch plates
  • Art for walls
  • Hang TV
  • Furniture (console table, couch (Done!), coffee table (Done!), area rug (Done!), secretary desk)
  • Paint walls and molding Done!
  • Stain and refinish floors Done!
  • Replace baseboard heater Done!
  • Replace ceiling fan Done!
  • Add recessed lighting Done!
  • Get rid of random outlet in the middle of the floor Done!

Kitchen:

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We would like to eventually gut the kitchen and replace with new everything.  For now, here is the list to gussy her up a little.

To do:

  • Add knobs to cabinets Done!
  • Recover and paint bar stools
  • Replace switch plates Done!
  • Put up artwork

Dining room:

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  • Paint walls and molding Done!
  • Stain and refinish floors Done!
  • Add wainscoting
  • Change light fixtures on wall & ceiling Done!
  • Add shelves Done!
  • Find dining room table & chairs
  • Find another piece of furniture ( buffet (done!), china cabinet?) Not really sure yet.
  • Put up art work

Sunroom:

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To Do:

  • Get furniture…I’m thinking a bistro set (Done!), a comfy oversized chair for reading (Done!), possibly a love seat?? Not too sure yet.
  • I’d like to put up a gallery wall on the wall opposite the windows… something like this or this.  I have so many great ideas about what I want to include in this!
  • Get a runner so the floors don’t get totally scratched!
  • Paint walls and molding Done!
  • Replace ceiling fans Done!
  • Stain and refinish floors Done!

Guest Bathroom:

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To Do:

  • Remove contact paper from back of door Done!
  • Possibly  change the sink to a vanity with double sinks or single sink and storage
  • Hang art Done!
  • Make shower curtain hooks
  • Change switch plates Done!
  • New shower curtain Done!
  • Paint walls Done!
  • New bathmat Done!
  • Buy shelves with baskets for some storage Done!

Master Bedroom:

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To Do:

  • Get a bed
  • Get new bedding Done!
  • Get night stands
  • Get dressers
  • Possibly have a built-in window seat?
  • Put in ceiling fan
  • Get closet organizers
  • Get window treatments Done!
  • Get new door
  • Waaaay off in the future, possibly combining master with the yellow room or green room to make a large master suite with walk-in closets and spa bathroom
  • Put up art
  • Paint walls and molding Done!
  • Stain and refinished floor Done!
  • Get new area rug Done!
  • Get a new mattress  Done!

Master Bath: 

Yellow Room ( What we’ve been calling it after it was painted):

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We’re not sure what we are going to do with this room.  For now, it has become the “catch all” room.

To Do:

  • Paint walls and moldings Done!
  • Stain and refinish floors Done!
  • Get window treatments Done!
  • Add overhead lighting

Green Room (What we’ve been calling it after it was painted):

For now, this room is serving as Steve’s office.  We’re thinking we might move his office upstairs eventually.

DSC_0362To Do:

  • Paint walls and moldings Done!
  • Stain and refinish floors Done!
  • Get area rug Done!
  • Add overhead lighting
  • Put up artwork

Hallway:

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To Do:

  • Paint walls and moldings Done!
  • Stain and refinish floors Done!
  • Change overhead lighting
  • Get runners Done!
  • Change light switch plates
  • Hang art

Guest Room:

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To Do:

  • Paint walls
  • Rip up rugs
  • Put down laminate flooring
  • Get furniture (bed, dressers, night stands)
  • Put up window treatment (blinds?, curtains?)
  • Change light fixture
  • Move light switch from hallway into bedroom
  • Change closet door
  • Hang art

Office:

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To Do:

  • Paint walls
  • Rip up rugs
  • Put down laminate flooring
  • Get furniture (desk)
  • Put up window treatment (blinds?, curtains?)
  • Change light fixture
  • Hang art

Half Bath:

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I would love to eventually add a stand up shower to make this a full bath.

To Do:

  • Hang art
  • Get bath mat Done!
  • Change light fixtures
  • Future: Change to full bath by adding stand up shower

Basement: (Finished Side)

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  • Rip up carpet (Done!)
  • Put down laminate floor (Done!)
  • Paint walls
  • Put up planked wall ( Like this)
  • Do something about the drop ceiling and lighting…not sure what yet
  • Get furniture (Partially done)
  • Get area rug
  • Put up artwork

Basement: (Unfinished/Laundry Room)

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  • Paint floor
  • Create laundry/folding station
  • Storage shelves
  • Add slop sink
  • Add lighting

Basement: (Workshop)

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I know it doesn’t look like much but this is one of my favorite places in the house…my craft/art/studio/workshop.

  • Add lighting
  • Paint floor
  • Paint pegboard
  • Storage/organization for supplies (Like this, this, this, or this)

Garage: 

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  • Paint floor
  • Add lighting
  • Replace garage doors
  • Add shelves/organization
  • Create Mudroom Bench/Storage ( Like this)

Exterior (Back):

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  • Power wash
  • Seal deck
  • Get furniture

I’m not even going to get into all the outside stuff we want to do…I’ll save that for another post.

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I think I probably haven’t mentioned half of the things that I’m thinking because there’s just so much to do/think about.  We’ve been in the house about 4 months now and little by little we are crossing stuff off the list.  I’m going to start posting progress photos of some of the rooms soon…I promise.

xoxo,

Geralyn

One thought on “My Super Long, Ginormous, May Take Me the Rest of My Life to Complete, To-Do List

  1. Love all that you’ve done and plan to do. You have some great ideas. I think you get all your talent from your mother……just saying…..ha ha!

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