Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The never ending to-do list

I can’t even describe how long our to-do list is for the house. It’s infinite. It will never be done. But I feel the need to actually show you what we’ve gotten ourselves into.

AND I want to show you how much we’ve my stud husband, Justin, has accomplished already!

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Look at that stud.

 
Immediate List
Master Bedroom
Tear down bedroom/living room wall for a master bedroom
                Sheetrock connecting walls
                Rewire electrical
                Sheetrock (?) ceiling
                Fix floors so they don’t creak
Re-carpet
Paint
Move hanging bars away from wall/ceiling in closet
Make jewelry holder/frame for closet wall
Fix headboard – wood marker to fill in scratches

Dining Room/Living Room
Tear down wall for one, big living-dining space
Fix flooring
Sheetrock connecting walls
                Rewire electrical
                Move heating vents
Fix storage closet door so it stays on the track
Paint the room one color
Replace the dining room light fixture

Kitchen
Fix broken pipes/plumbing under sink
Fix broken and loose door handles
Fix sheet rock in uneven spots
Paint
Fix broken drawer in refrigerator
Paint/Replace track lighting above stove

Laundry/Half Bath
Fix/Buy new TP holder, reaffix to wall
Fix/Clean faucet so it doesn’t spray
Fix toilet handle

Bathroom
Fix/Buy new TP holder, reaffix to wall
Fix broken faucet handle
Buy replacement sink plug
Fix door on cabinet (won’t stay closed)
Un-mildew-ify the ceiling
Replace overhead fan with a stronger one
Paint ceiling with mildew-resistant paint
Sand down walls (really bumpy and weird)
Paint
Clean out grout on tile floor

Guest Bedroom
Carpet Clean
Remove door, replace with sliding door for space
Paint

Office
Carpet Clean
Fix handle on closet door

Entire House
Replace all the burnt out light bulbs - Just so you all know, we had to replace 16 light bulbs…no joke.

Long Term List
Upstairs/Bedroom
Replace or repaint handrail/railing
Put a wall & door up
Build a master bathroom!
Update closet
Update trim
Buy or Make:
New mattress
Headboard
1-2 dressers
                Bench for the end of the bed
               

Dining Room/Living Room
Replace the closet somewhere/how
Move front door 5+ feet
Put in a picture window
Take out strange/pointless beams in the walls
Update trim
Put chair rail around the entire room
Crown molding?
Chair covers
Buy or Make:
                Couch
                Coffee Table or Ottoman
                1-2 Side Chairs
                Update End Tables?
                Lamps
                Floor rug
                Curtains
               

Kitchen
Buy or Make:
New Fridge (since the renters broke the door…)
Curtains for picture window

Guest Bedroom
Buy (or repurpose) all furniture

Office
Buy or Make:
                Room-sized desk & shelving
                Sofa bed or Daybed
                Floor mat for office chair
               
Exterior
Fix or replace the broken back door
Replace tile in the back entrance
Paint the back entrance
Pull out the tree growing in front yard (right next to the house)
Landscape front and back yard
Gut deck and rebuild with [not wood] or build a patio
Plant grass
Fix-up or rebuild garage
Buy or Make:
                Patio Furniture
                Outdoor Rug
                Grill
                Lawn Mower with bag
                Outdoor Storage Bin/Bench
                Flower pots for front door
                Flower pot for back door

I told you it's neverending!

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