Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Big Ole List

I've been off my A-game when it comes to blogging lately...mainly because I haven't felt well and have zero energy thanks to Little Girl. But, she's healthy and growing and kicking away in my belly, so I'm super thankful! :)

Hubby and I have been dreaming again. We both love house projects and dreaming of how to make our house better. I love when we stay up late at night just talking about and planning out our house projects.

Last night was one of those dreaming and planning nights. We have a list on our computer of house projects we'd like to do, but I figured I would put them up here so you can dream with us! So here's what's in our heads these days, both things we've finished and things we want to do. Some of the room titles are links that will take you to all of the posts from that room. Enjoy!

Front Porch:

-Redo rocking chairs
-Hang a swing
-Put plants on either side of door
-Hang a wreath
-Grow a vine on the sides for privacy

Front and Side Yards:

-Put in natural stone edging
-Redo some of the bushes in front and side
-Plant a cherry tree out front

Back Yard:

-Level yard. This is a HUGE project that we would have to hire out, but would give us much more usable yard space. Our house is on a hill, so part of the yard has a steep slope. We would love to put in a new retaining wall and build up the hill to make it even with the rest of our yard, then fence the entire yard in.
-Plant an Autumn Blaze and a fruit tree after yard project is complete.
-Possibly build a small swing set

Back Deck:

-Purchase a couple large planters to garden in.
-Purchase a deck table with umbrella for shade.
-New door mat and decorative plants.
-Eventually, we'd love to turn the deck into a covered porch or sunroom.

Living Room:

-Hang curtains for privacy (phase 1)
-Replace couch pillows for existing couches
-Purchase rug
-Decorate wall above couch
-Eventually replace shades with plantation shutters and possibly get rid of curtains (phase 2)
-Replace couches (soon!)
-Finish large scale decoration for above fireplace
-Purchase new couch pillows in light blues, light greens, and khakis (after new couches)

Entry Way:

-Purchase entry table
-Replace temporary shade with something permanent
-Decorate walls
-Purchase new rug

Dining Room:

-Redo table and chairs
-Hang curtains
-Purchase buffet/cabinet
-Decorate walls (about halfway done on this one)
-Eventually put in board and batten


-Reorganize drawers
-Hang organizer for baggies and wraps
-Install pull out shelves for pantry cabinet
-Install cabinet door on back of bar to gain access to corner cabinet space

Breakfast Nook:

-Install plantation shutters on door
-Purchase new table and sell old table
-Purchase bar stools
-Figure out shoe storage solution
-We would love to figure out how to build in a pantry, but that's for another day ;)

Laundry Closet:


Downstairs Bath:

-Purchase new shower curtain and towels
-Install hooks for guests to hang towels on
-Replace toilet
-Replace vanity and sink
-Replace tile floors
-Install plantation shutters
-Possibly replace tub with stand up shower if we do a massive pantry building project


-Repaint room and add striped accent wall
-Replace window coverings
-Replace or repaint counters
-Reorganize closet and build shelves
-Hang gallery wall
-Hang frames for kid art work
-Replace gold boob light

Coat Closet:

-Purchase shoe shelf
-Hang hooks for scarves

Linen Closet:


Master Bedroom:

-Replace curtains
-Purchase chair for corner
-Install bedside lighting
-Replace gold boob light with ceiling fan
-Replace vinyl shades with blinds or plantation shutters
-Hang all hanging art and frames (there's nothing on the walls right now!)

Master Bathroom:

-Decorate walls
-Replace vinyl shade with plantation shutters
-Hang a shelf
-Replace toilet
-Eventually replace vanity/sinks/fixtures
-Eventually replace large mirror with two framed mirrors
-Eventually replace tile
-Eventually expand shower and replace tile

Little Boy's Room

-Hang blackout curtains
-Replace vinyl shades with 2" blinds
-Replace lighting with ceiling fan and move existing lighting to playroom (it's a nice Schoolhouse Electric light)
-Hang artwork
-Hang shelf
-Reorganize closet and hang more shelves (almost done!)
-Purchase end table

Little Girl's Room:

-Empty Closet (almost done!)
-Install board and batten
-Replace vinyl shades with 2" blinds or blackout roman shades
-Hang curtains
-Paint tree branch on wall
-Purchase new dresser
-Purchase new end table
-Purchase bedding
-Purchase rug
-Reorganize closet
-Replace hardware and door handles
-Replace gold boob light with ceiling fan

Kid Bath:

-Repaint walls
-Repaint trim
-Hang new shower curtain
-Hang artwork
-Replace vinyl shade with 2" blinds or plantation shutters


-Replace vinyl shades with 2" blinds
-Hang curtains?
-Move guest bedroom furniture into office
-Hang artwork
-Install digital thermostat

Office Bath:

-Frost window
-Hang artwork

Downstairs Hallway:

-Hang artwork

Upstairs Hallway:

-Hang artwork


-Hang shelf
-Purchase locking storage cabinet for chemicals
-Reorganize (partially done, but still have a ways to go)
-Hang wall organizers for tall tools like rakes and brooms
-Redo flooring


-Install tankless water heater
-Install digital thermostat upstairs
-Install digital thermostat downstairs

Whew, this list makes me tired, but really excited!


  1. I love it that you call them boob lights! I know exactly what you are talking about....

    1. Haha, it's probably vulgar of me, but hey, you knew what I was talking about so I can't be that crazy, right?! ;)


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