I have been procrastinating about making a to-do list for the house since we bought it, and figured that with only three days left until we get the keys, I had better start doing some planning! We only spent a short amount of time walking through the house before we purchased it, so I’m sure this list is going to grow once we get into the house and take a second look.

TO DO

KITCHEN
Short Term:

  • paint inside of cabinets
  • face cabinets with wood to make them look like Shaker style cabinets
  • paint outside of cabinets
  • replace cabinet hardware
  • rip out drop ceiling and replace with drywall
  • rip out wood paneling and replace with drywall
  • paint walls
  • replace lighting
  • paint trim
  • paint back door
  • hang curtains

Long Term:

  • replace cabinetry
  • replace counter tops
  • install wall of open pantry shelving
  • add island to kitchen
  • purchase new appliances
  • replace flooring
SMALL ROOM LEADING TO BASEMENT
  • remove wallpaper
  • paint walls
  • paint trim
  • paint original pantry cabinets
  • replace lighting
  • install roman blind
  • replace flooring

LIVING ROOM

  • re-finish hardwood floors
  • paint walls
  • paint trim
  • re-finish ceiling

OFFICE

  • re-finish hardwood floors
  • paint walls
  • paint trim
  • re-finish ceiling

POWDER ROOM

  • rip out stand-up shower
  • paint walls
  • paint trim
  • hang roman blind
  • replace flooring
  • install a new vanity and mirror

FRONT ENTRANCE HALLWAY

  • rip out wainscoting and fascia on ceiling
  • drywall work
  • re-finish hardwood floors
  • remove carpet from stairs
  • re-finish stairs / railings
  • paint walls
  • paint ceiling
  • paint trim

BATHROOM
Short term:

  • paint walls
  • paint trim
  • paint existing vanity / shelving
  • make / hang shelves
  • hang roman blind
  • install new light fixture
  • install new mirror
Long term:
  • re-tile floor
  • re-tile shower stall
  • plumbing work (hiding exposed pipes inside wall)
  • new vanity
  • new tub

MASTER BEDROOM
Short term:

  • tear out carpet
  • sand floor
  • paint floor
  • paint walls
  • paint trim
Long term:
  • tear out ceiling / drywall / paint
  • install new hardwood floors 

HAYDEN’S ROOM
Short term:

  • tear out carpet
  • sand floor / paint
  • paint walls
  • paint trim
  • hang wallpaper
Long term:
  • tear out ceiling / drywall / paint
  • install new hardwood floors
  • create built-in desk

ABIGAIL & ISABELLA’S ROOM
Short term:

  • rip out carpet
  • sand floor / paint
  • paint walls
  • paint trim
  • wallpaper
Long term:
  • rip out ceiling / drywall / paint
  • replace hardwood floor

EWAN’S ROOM
Short term:

  • drywall work
  • paint walls
  • paint trim
  • rip out carpet
  • lay sub floor
  • install closet door
  • paint sub floor
Long Term:
  • replace hardwood floor
  • install new sky light OR build dormer window

LIAM’S ROOM
Short Term:

  • drywall work
  • paint walls
  • paint trim
  • rip out carpet
  • lay new sub floor
  • paint sub floor
Long Term:
  • replace hardwood floor
  • install new sky light OR build dormer window
ATTIC HALLWAY
  • rip out carpet
  • lay new sub floor
  • paint sub floor
  • replace railing
  • paint ceiling
  • paint walls
  • paint trim
  • replace hardwood floor
  • paint stairs
  • hang new hand rail

BASEMENT / LAUNDRY ROOM
Short Term:

  • frame / drywall / paint laundry area
  • build storage unit to hold laundry baskets
  • new flooring
  • replace staircase
Long Term:
  • replace furnace
  • dig basement out a few more feet / lay new concrete floor
  • frame / drywall / paint basement
  • create work / office area for myself AND rec room / guest room for kids
  • install flooring

OUTSIDE OF HOUSE
Short Term:

  • replace front porch
  • seal driveway 
  • install stone walkway
  • plant garden
  • replace grass
  • install new front door
  • re-finish new front door
  • have antique locks re-keyed
  • replace fence
  • install new door on shed
  • clean out shed
Long Term:
  • paint brick
  • paint trim
  • install shutters
  • replace shingles 
  • install window boxes
  • paint shed & re-shingle
ADDITION 
  • built to house office and a mudroom which will free up the dining room, and the kitchen

OH MY GOD.  WHAT HAVE WE GOTTEN OURSELVES INTO?! 

If you’ll excuse me, I have to go breathe into a paper bag now.

10 thoughts on “The Big To-Do

  1. HOOTIN' ANNI

    Lots of work….but, oh the accomplishments will be well worth the extra long efforts.

    I’m here from Follow Me Back Tuesday. Will begin following you if you’d like to stop by my blog sometime soon.

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  2. Courtney

    Sounds like an awesome project! I can’t wait to watch it from your blog:) I’m a new follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday.

    Cheers!
    Courtney
    wethreedyes.blogspot.com

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  3. Tisha Matthews

    It’s funny that painting is on your list. I’m going to be painting too this week, my sons’ and my room. Well for this month and then next month I will start on the rest of the house.

    Congrats on being the FB on FMBT.

    Reply

  4. KerrieLynn

    Hi, I am a new follower who found you through the “Follow Me Back Tuesday Hop”. I love to find new blogs to follow, so I’m looking forward to following yours. I love your “To Do” list ~ nothing like putting it in a blog to keep you on track (I might have to do the same).

    If you are able, I appreciate a follow back ~ I’m still a new blogger and a growing blog is a happy blog!
    Thank you!
    ~KerrieLynn ღೋ☙❤
    KLsCupboard.blogspot

    Reply

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