Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Working hard to make wish{list}s come true


We know I love that "check off the list" feeling so be prepared to see a lot of this in the future, plus some before and after pictures (brace yourself for the "befores", they are quite frightening!!) So far, our to-do list looks kind of like this:

Upstairs
  • Paint All Rooms/Hall/Stairwell
    •  Ceilings (prime, 2 coats paint)
    • Walls (prime, 2 coats paint)
    • Trim (2 coats paint)
    • Doors (2 coats paint) 
    • Closet Doors (spray: prime, paint)
  • Stair railings
  • Chandelier and new lighting for stairwell/hallway
  • Carpet
    • bedrooms
    • hall 
    • steps
  •  New hardware on all doors
    • door knobs
    • hinges
    • door stops
  •  New Closet doors for Master (french-style), move current ones to office and pantry.
  • Add pot lights to all rooms and hall
  • Bathrooms
    • Redo Hall Bath (all white pieces)
      • New vanity
      • New light
      • New medicine cabinets
      • New tub (soaker, deep!)
      • New Toilet
      • New tile floor
      • New faucets (sink, bath, shower)
      • New fan
      • Close up wall between bathroom and vanity/closet area (where new bathroom will go)
      • New fixtures (shower curtain bar, towel bars, toilet paper holder, etc)
      • New shower curtain, towels, accessories
      • New cabinet over toilet
    • Add Master Bath
      • Run plumbing
      • Change drywall to water-resistant
      • New vanity
      • New light
      • New medicine cabinets 
      • New stall shower with glass door
      • New floor
      • New faucets (sink, shower)
      • New fan
      • New cabinet over toilet
      • New towels, accessories.
      • Move existing door to current bathroom to other side to opening between new bathroom and master bedroom.
  • Move furniture upstairs (from basement and storage)
  • Hang plantation blinds, curtain rods, and new curtains in all windows.
  • Decorate.
Downstairs... AHHHHH
  • NAPALM kitchen
  • Hire arsonist for living room/dining room
  • bead board in powder room.
Ok, not really.... The real list is here:

Downstairs
  • Paint all ceilings (prime, 2 coats paint)
  • Paint all walls (prime, 2 coats paint)
  • Paint all trim (2 coats paint)
  • Paint doors (prime, 2 coats paint)
  •  New hardware on all doors
    • door knobs
    • hinges
    • door stops
  •  Kitchen
    • Take down vertical blinds (and destroy them!)
    • Take down ceiling fans (let them go the way of the vertical blinds)
    • Clean and organize cabinets and pantry
    • shelf liner inside cabinets
    • New flooring
    • Add closet doors to pantry (use doors from master bedroom closet)
    • New hinges and hardware on cabinets
    • New stainless appliances (fridge, range, dishwasher, over-range microwave with vent)
    • Bead board back splash
    • New stone counter tops (some light whitish-gray color)
    • New kitchen table & chairs
    • Add moulding around windows and doors + new base boards
    • Add island with 2 stools
    • Decorate: chalk board!! and memo-center stuffins
  •  Living Room
    • sand walls to remove the lovely faux finish (which also is sand)
    • see above
    • Hang plantation blinds, curtain rods (from Shiela and Jay), and new curtains in all windows.
    • Hang TV above fireplace
    • Decorate: need rug and furniture and lamps... 
  • Dining Room
    • Hang chandelier
    • Recover chairs for dining room set
    • 2 new chairs for table-heads
    • Decorate: Rug, mirror above buffet
  • Powder Room
    • Bead board or board and batten
    • new medicine cabinet
    • new flooring 
    • new fixtures (towel rack, toilet paper holder)
    • new lighting - vanity style
    • new fan
And don't even get me started on the basement. The thought of that room makes my head explode. I don't want to be cleaning brain matter off the walls along with all the other crap I've been scrubbing up!