The Fogue Abode: Kicking It Old School - The Ol' To Do List

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kicking It Old School - The Ol' To Do List

While we are home sick with the flu this week,I thought we would have a little fun by taking you all the way back to our first week home-iversary.  I did a post titled Happy 1 Week Anniversary where I outlined my whole wish list for the house.  So here we are 2 years and 2 months later, let's see how this list has evolved. 

Bold = Added projects to the wish list
Crossed Out = Completed.

  •  New siding, possibly brick
  •  Find a new lantern style light for the front and garage side door (this is slowly making its way to the top of the list)
  •  Landscaping additions.
  •  Furniture for the patio and the little side porch
  •  New oil rubbed bronze door handles and dead bolts for all exterior doors
  •  Privacy fence for the dogs
  •  Trim back some of the trees in the back yard
  •  Cut down most of the trees in the back yard.
  •  Remove the dog pen

  •  Finish this out by adding sheetrock.
  •  Put face plates on all of the electrical outlets
  •  Finish up the workshop off of the garage.
  •  Clean and potentially paint the garage door
  •  Find some nice lighting for above the garage door
  •  Find a nice lantern style light for the side door

The Family Room
  •  Paint walls a light grey (probably the same grey that will go down the hallway)
  •  Upgrade the green curtains to something that fits our color pallet of grey and red (with a dash of blue)
  •  Buy new furniture
  •  Wall Décor
  •  Upgrade the sliding glass door to perhaps a French door
  •  Make the side closet into a mud room
  •  Painted the tv wall a navy blue
  •  Added a picture gallery behind tv
 Laundry Room

  •  Paint the Laundry a pale yellow we went with a little brighter yellow then intended but it looks crisp with the white trim
  •  Create built ins to include baskets for sorting clothes, a wall mounted ironing board, and a rod for hanging clothes
  •  Shelf over the washer and dryer
  •  Change out the florescent light
  •  Add picture frames something above the cabinets
  •  Frame some handwritten recipes from my grandmothers cookbooks
  •  Touch up the white cabinets
  •  Paint it a medium grey

Dining area
  •  Décor for the built in nook
  •  Add a chandelier over the table
  •  Paint medium grey
  •  Repaint the built in nook
  •  New industrial/farmhouse table & chairs
  •  Added a Farm Shelf behind table

Living Room

  •  Paint medium grey
  •  Find an area rug
  •  Find a new area rug
  •  Yellow and White (Blue) Armless or Winged back Chairs
  •  Create an entry area on the wall by the stairs
Hall Closet/Lola and Molly’s Room I'm most excited about creating this room
  •  Pull up the carpet and replace with some kind of pet friendly flooring
  •  Paint medium/light grey with stamp or chevron design
  •  Find a doggie couch
  •  Install a permanent gate
  •  Paint light grey with a white chair railing
  •  Replace or DYI spray paint the door handles. They are currently a very scratched up gold
  • Small side table for the end of the hall
  • Hang the Art Gallery along the walls
Bedroom # 1 – Smallest Room/Nursery
  •  Find a paint color
  •  Make headboard
  •  Find something for nightstands (perhaps an upside down trash can?)
  •  Redo carpet or perhaps hardwood
  •  Painted light Pink with stencil
  •  Added the dresser/changing table
  •  Added décor/art
Bedroom # 2 – Main Guest Room
  •  Paint a dark blue perhaps
  •  Find some light colored bedding
  •  Redo carpet or perhaps hardwood
  •  Create a little office area
  •  Added some art to the wall
  •  Refinished dresser
Hall Bath
  •  Scrap the popcorn ceiling and paint.
  •  Hang a tall shower curtain
  •  Frame the mirror
  •  Art for behind the toilet
  •  Cool tile for the floor
  •   Remove and Redo Shower/Bathtub
  •  New Counter top
  •  Paint
Master Bedroom
  •  King sized bedroom set
  •  Light wall color
  •  New Curtains
  •  Perhaps some French doors like the family room
  •  Create a little sitting area by the doors

Master Bath
  •  Hang tall shower curtain
  •  Tile for the floor
  •  Frame the Mirror
  •  Perhaps paint the cabinets a dark color

Upstairs Bedroom/Office Play Room
  •  Find desk for the little nook with the window
  •  Add some floating shelves
  •  Futon and TV for the Mr to game on
  •  Create a reading nook with A's new teepee

  • Find some cool patio furniture
  • Create a little outdoor kitchen area with the grill
  • Sand and refinish the deck.

 It's clear we have made some headway on the ol' To-Do list, and it's also clear that some areas have been neglected.  The patio is starting to get in disrepair along with some of the other outdoor items.

We have also started our first major project with the Hall bath reno which has been super fun and exciting.  It's certainly interesting to see how the list has changed and grown in the past 2 years. 

P.S. Sorry for all the crazy different bullet points.  I wanted to get you something fun to read and let you know we are all alive.  Maybe one day when I feel like a human being again I will correct it.  As for now, well you get the point.

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