Sunday, January 1, 2012

House Goals for 2012

You may remember this post where I listed all of our to-do things for our house.  Um, it's a long freaking list.  Let's review and see what's been done.  I've added new goals (re-wrote immediate goals) in red, which I hope to finish this year:

  • Paint
  • Backsplash
  • Install garbage disposal
  • Under cabinet lighting
  • Secure toe kick trim
  • Finish restoring island
  • Flip laundry room door to open into Laudry room
  • Stainless fridge?
  • Farm sink?
Breakfast Room
  • Install bead board and trim
  • Repair cracks in wall
  • Paint
  • Paint hutch
  • Farm table
  • Repair threshold
  • Replace chandelier light fixture
  • Paint globe light fixtures
  • Repair/Replace cracked window
  • Fix leak in roof.  Again.
  • Replace back door?
  • Add storm or screen door
  • Upholstered seating on one side of table?
Living room
  • Weather strip for door
  • Paint vents
  • Repair phone jack
  • Hide cords
  • Touch up crown molding
  • Drop leaf table
  • Find another drum table for the other side of the couch
  • Reupholster chair cushions.  Or just get rid of the couch.
  • Replace coffee table with ottoman or more appropriate table.
  • Family tree art/project 
  • Hang silver trays
Dining room
  • Paint vent covers
  • Install crowm molding
  • Rug?
  • Recover chairs
  • Replace light fixture
Master Bedroom
  • Paint
  • Build out closet
  • New bedding
  • Paint wardrobe
  • Artwork
  • Do something with the fireplace surround.  Paint?  Strip?  Tile?
  • Repair floor by window
  • Replace window pane.  (Ahem, Chris. . . )
Entry/Staircase/Computer landing
  • Hang mirror or artwork by front door
  • Reupholster bench.  Or get rid of it.
  • Bookcase under stairs
  • Paint
  • Replace doorbell
  • Small rug for computer area
  • Address chandelier. . . clean crystals, replace bulbs, clean fixture without killing myself.  Or replace with a larger fixture.
  • Replace attic ladder with a metal ladder.
  • Paint ceiling.
Small downstairs hall
  • Paint
  • Make shelving a bookcase
  • Paint inside wall of bookcase
  • Replace light fixture
  • Paint
  • New curtains
  • Organize closet
  • Clean rug
  • Recover loveseat (replaced it instead)
  • Make/Hang chalkboard
  • Add another bookcase or costume storage
  • Hang art display system
  • Clean out/donate books
Boys' room
  • Paint
  • Organize closet
  • Add a dresser
  • Hang photos or art
  • Update photo collages
  • Matching bedding
  • Bedskirt for David's bed
  • Rug?
  • Hang wall lighting
  • Replace overhead fixture?
Guest room
  • Address fireplace.  Convert to gas? (We've decided to leave it as is right now - I don't think a gas fireplace and a five year old developmentally delayed child are the best combination in a bedroom.)
  • Strip/paint/tile/something fireplace surround.  We cleaned this up, and I think we're leaving it as is for now.  We need to secure the screen, and call it a day.
  • Hang mirror or art over fireplace
  • Clean transom
  • Paint
  • Curtains
  • New bedding?
  • Rug?
  • Art?
  • Closet shelving and hanging system
  • Lampshade for black lamp
  • Cushion or pillows for window seat
  • Add crown molding
  • Fix loose outlets
Laundry room
  • Cabinets over washer and dryer
  • Add a cabinet for linen storage
  • Paint
  • Hanger for brooms, etc.
  • Reroute pump to outside
  • Install back door
  • Clean/paint light fixtures
  • Rug
  • Figure out the light.  Make it work.
  • Paint concrete?
  • Rework the seating to make it more of an outdoor room
  • New patio furniture
  • Paint the flower stand.  Or love it the way it is.
  • Paint candle holder/lantern thingy
  • Add a stair?
  • Add concrete planters?
  • Hang flower holders
  • Window box
  • Side the remainder of the house.  Yikes.
  • Paint.
  • Repair trim above front windows
  • Replace upstairs windows
  • Gutter/French drain system
  • Reinsulate crawl space
  • Repair loose roof panel(s)
  • Pressure wash porch
  • Paint porch floor, stairs, and rails
  • Re-do porch columns?
  • Replace front light
  • Clean weeds off of front of house
  • Make crawl space opening larger
  • Clean/paint lattice under porch. 
  • Trim out lattice
  • Add back door to laundry room
  • Fence back yard
  • Cut down tree?
  • Massive yard clean up
  • Remove kennel after fencing is put up
  • Weed killer on front walk  This will be an on-going project.
  • Prune bushes
  • Plant a garden
  • Add two more bushes along the side of the porch
  • Rip out three small ugly bushes near patio.
  • Rip out two little trees in island area.
  • Electricity to the shed?
Dream List/Far in the Future
  • Build a detached garage
  • Finish the attic and add another 1000+ square feet
  • Add a second bathroom

1 comment:

Misty said...

Ho.Ly.Smokes. I am overwhelmed just reading this, although my list might be that long if I cared enough to make one...