Friday, June 28, 2013

Honey Do: To Do List

Come on in! 
Our inspection cleared and we are set to move in.
A HUGE jump for joy!!!!

Let the planning begin!  
I have probably written out a million lists in my head, 
and dozens more on scrap sheets of paper since we first put a bid on the house, 
BUT now  I can officially do one of my favorite things, so here it goes,
a running list of honey-do's for each room of the house (well, part 1 of that long list at least)!

A very good place to start... 
The Entryway!

In the entryway...

Exchange hanging fixture for a flush mount one. The lantern hangs too low and anyone over 5' will hit their head.

Paint walls... Rockport Gray!!

Paint area under chair rail white to match trim.

Reverse coat closet (behind front door) to be used in Master Suite (more on that later!)

Living Room:

  • Paint Walls Revere Pewter with a white(ish) trim.
  • Update Fireplace (aka get rid of the yucky outdated brass)
  • Add built-ins with a place for the TV

Dining Room:

  • Widen doorway (far back left) to create a more open space between dining room & kitchen
  • Update fixture
  • Tear out wallpaper circa 1980 & replace with wainscoting panels
  • Paint Walls & Trim

Here is the look we will be going for in the dining room except we will probably use a round dining table and go a little more casual with the fixture. Oh my, I just can't wait!



  • Right now there is some crazy wall paper adorning the ceiling -- that's got to go!
  • Replace fan with a flush mount fixture & pendant lights over bar seating
  • Update cabinets and countertops 
  • Paint kitchen trim and walls
  • Pray there is hardwood under the linoleum! Rip up linoleum and refinish hardwoods
  • Refinish/Re-coat old farmhouse sink & replace hardware
  • Demo old cabinets and hang in garage (oh yes, we are BIG fans of the "use what ya got" mentality)

Loving this look for our future kitchen!

Sunroom/Back Entry:
So many windows!

  • Fall in love with wood paneling. Paint said paneling a neutral color.
  • Replace door to garage (one on the right) with a fire-safe door
  • Update fan with three-light ceiling fan (say goodbye to brass!)

View from the Back door into the sitting area of the "sunroom"

Can't wait to cozy up in our new sunroom.
I love the feel of this room here:

Ok, phew! Lots of work and only half way through the house....
more lists, more lists, more lists to come!

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