February 19, 2014

what's coming up

In the hopes that spring really is on the way soon, my other half and I thought it'd be a good idea to get our projects lined up for when the weather decides to cooperate. We have slacked majorly over the winter, with a million variety of illnesses and terrible weather not on our side. Oh, and also, taking care of a toddler while drilling/sawing/sanding/painting is a bit of a challenge too. So we have every excuse in the world, but what we really need is motivation and a place to start. A few good lists are my favorite way to get organized and to find a way to start checking things off. Here's what's up around here for spring.


Exterior
repave driveway
stain and seal new deck
paint exterior of side entry door
paint latticework under porch
paint storage nook door
replace glass pane in front porch window
replace front door pane (that's now plastic, ugh!) with glass
transplant boxwoods
general yard cleanup
plant veggie garden


Interior
front foyer
paint front door black
paint walls
add hooks/storage on back wall
living room
mount tv on wall
build radiator cover
put daybed in storage and move play table to window bay
recover cocktail ottoman
add lighting on console
redo art/hang wall of family photos
sell old lr rug
bedroom
paint sconces
recover sconce shades
buy new table lamp/paint current lamp
rearrange art
paint/replace nightstands
kitchen
finish hanging trim 
paint trim
build and install radiator cover/banquette
make/buy seat cushion for banquette
add pillows to banquette seating
buy new dining table
buy new dining chairs
cover bamboo shades to make fabric shades
hang art
buy new tray for coffee area
touch up grout 
seal tile and countertop
level refrigerator
bathroom
paint walls
paint wainscoting
paint vanity
paint medicine cabinet
buy new hardware for vanity
emmy's room
finish and hang shelves
make/buy roman shade
make/buy duvet cover
make/buy pillow for chair

Okay, so I should have titled this post "spring, summer, and fall projects." Or "biting off way more than you can chew." WOW, this is way way way more work than I thought. Yikes. What do you all have planned around your homes this season?

*all images via pinterest, not our home, used for inspiration

3 comments:

Holly said...

My list looks as long as yours, if not longer. There's always something, isn't there? But gives you a good basis to start with and will feel good to start crossing things off.

designchic said...

I love reading your list - makes me feel better about mine. Love the outdoor images - makes me excited for Spring!!

Kate said...

Hehe...sounds like us. Just gutted the downstairs bathroom and still finishing a total backyard makeover, complete with new landscaping, new deck, and new stone walkway . It never ends. It either inspires and motivates, or overwhelms and stresses me out. I love all your ideas. Here's to the crossing out part!

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