To Do List

This section is mostly for our own benefit, a list of what we hope to accomplish (as well as a running log of what we already tackled).

Exterior

  • New mailbox
  • New doorbell surround
  • New house numbers
  • Repaint exterior (Valspar Oatlands Gold Buff 3004-8a with Valspar Almost Charcoal Trim 4008-2B trim)
  • Spanish tile on front steps
  • Spanish tile door surround
  • Replace front porch light
  • Caulk living room windows
  • Build outdoor shower surround
  • Remove dying oak tree
  • Remove wavy tile & concrete, add patio
  • Build Adirondack chairs (need to replace these)
  • Replace front door
  • Plumb outdoor shower
  • Install new doorbell chime
  • Make stairs for shed
  • Build carport
  • Seed lawn
  • Landscape

Entryway/Hallway

  • Console table
  • Hallway light fixture
  • Paint around new breaker box
  • Hang mirror over breaker box
  • Add coat/purse hooks
  • Replace AC closet door & knob
  • Paint hallway doors

Library

  • Paint (Valspar 2008-2B Spun Honey)
  • Replace plastic mini blinds with curtains
  • Replace air vent
  • Built-in bookshelves on far wall
  • Repaint (Valspar CI 184 Glass Tile)
  • Paint built-in bookshelves
  • Paint backs of bookshelves and wall between (Valspar 5010-10 Hotel St Francis Spirit Blue)
  • Paint built-in cabinets
  • Paint built-in counter
  • Wire bookshelf lights
  • Fix ceiling
  • Fireplace makeover
  • Add crown moulding

Dining Room

  • Paint (Valspar 2008-2B Spun Honey)
  • Paint below chair rail (Valspar 5004-1C Green Tea Leaves)
  • Repaint (Valspar ar1317 Portland above chair rail, Valspar 5002-5C Lyndhurst Duchess Blue below)
  • Repaint (Valspar CI 184 Glass Tile above chair rail, off the shelf white below)
  • New rug
  • New chairs
  • China cabinet from Craigslist
  • Replace air vent
  • New table
  • Fix ceiling
  • Add lights in china hutch
  • Add crown moulding

Hall Bathroom

  • Paint (Valspar SR1011 Summer Sorbet)
  • Install new sink faucet
  • Replace shower head
  • Replace air vent
  • Replace toilet
  • Remove closet door
  • Remove old unused airbox
  • Replace tub handles, spout & valve
  • Move shower head up 8-10″
  • Repair toilet leak
  • Refinish walls inside of closet
  • Sand and skim coat ceiling
  • Replace hall door & knob
  • Replace closet door & knob
  • Repaint hall & closet doors
  • Paint inside closet
  • Change flooring (add radiant heat floor?)
  • Replace sink & faucet
  • Replace vent fan
  • Repaint (Valspar CI 184 Glass Tile)
  • Restore wall tile & re-grout
  • Refinish bathtub

Green Bedroom

  • Paint (Valspar SR811 Cool Reflection)
  • New bed frame
  • Hang West Elm manzanita candle sconces
  • Make new curtains (again)
  • Remove fan, hang light
  • Paint ceiling (Valspar 7005-2 Stillness)
  • Replace air vent
  • Replace door & knob
  • Add crown moulding
  • French doors for closet

Art Room

  • Paint (Valspar SR1201 Reflection Pond)
  • Replace plastic mini blinds with curtains
  • Replace ceiling fan with light
  • Paint water damaged bankers chair
  • Hang pulldown map
  • Paint inside closet office (Valspar WR41011 Depi Peri)
  • Make coffee bag pinboard
  • Install new surface for desk in closet
  • Replace air vent
  • Add light over closet desk
  • Replace door & knob
  • Add World Market Emerson shelf
  • French doors for closet?
  • Refinish rolling wooden desk chair
  • Refinish metal chair
  • Move rolltop into office
  • Add shelving around closet desk
  • Add crown moulding
  • Move flat files to shed
  • Add easel

Office

  • Replace door & knob
  • Purge unneeded stuff
  • Paint (Valspar ar1317 Portland)
  • Move rolltop desk in from art room
  • Built dog crates into closet

Kitchen

  • Paint with left over paint from Green Bedroom (Valspar SR811 Cool Reflection)
  • Realize paint color mistake, repaint (Valspar SR809 Sea Mist Green)
  • Replace stove & dishwasher
  • Make and install new roll down curtain
  • Add light over sink
  • Install bridge faucet
  • Install new flooring
  • Replace refrigerator
  • Paint chalkboard wall
  • Replace air vent
  • Remove existing pantry
  • Move fridge over
  • Build fridge surround and pantry closet
  • Add pantry transom
  • Install pantry light and outlets
  • Install pantry shelves
  • Repaint (Valspar CI 184 Glass Tile)
  • Replace outlets and disposal switch
  • Fill nail holes and touch up in pantry
  • Backsplash in pantry (?)
  • Replace counters
  • Replace backsplash
  • Replace cabinet doors & hardware
  • Under cabinet lighting
  • Smooth ceiling (or plank?)
  • Add crown moulding
  • Address flooring

Living Room

  • Paint (Valspar 2008-2B Spun Honey)
  • Buy rug
  • Add sofa table
  • Paint trees behind round table
  • Make and install roll down back door curtain
  • Make curtains
  • Make an ottoman
  • Replace air vents
  • Remove fan and put up flush mount light fixture
  • Hang globe light over round table
  • Install DVD shelf near kitchen pantry
  • Paint again (Valspar ar1318 Skyline Shadow)
  • Replace couch
  • Move rectangular coffee table to library and replace with round
  • Replace liquor cabinet
  • Buy new curtains
  • Caulk between boards on ceiling
  • Order custom blinds
  • Remove unused switches by master bedroom door
  • Taller crown moulding
  • Remove carpet and lay hardwood
  • Replace windows (newer, more energy efficient)

Master Bedroom

  • Paint (Valspar 2008-2B Spun Honey)
  • Hang curtain
  • Build bed frame
  • Replace door & knob
  • Add new (to us) nightstands
  • Add new (to us) dresser
  • Install new laundry room door
  • Repaint walls (Valspar 5010-10 Hotel St Francis Spirit Blue)
  • Install new closet door
  • Plank ceiling?
  • Remove carpet
  • Replace air vent
  • Move exterior wall and swap placement of laundry room and bathroom?
  • Add transom windows over closet and bathroom doors?
  • Tubular sky lights?
  • Lay hardwood
  • Crown moulding
  • Buy/build headboard
  • Recover bed frame? (depends on headboard)
  • New curtain(s)
  • New bedside lights (DIY?)
  • New light/fan

Master Bath

  • Hate it
  • Paint and live with (Valspar SR1011 Summer Sorbet)
  • Unexpectedly discover black mold after pipe bursts
  • Demo everything enthusiastically
  • Treat mold & seal off bathroom
  • Stupidly buy fixtures piecemeal, hoping to put together a cohesive bathroom
  • Install new drywall on ceiling
  • Run drain pipe for new toilet placement
  • Run wiring for lights, fan, and heated floor
  • Hire a plumber to plumb shower and tub
  • Hire contractor to insulate, drywall, build box to support tub, add pocket door, and tile shower surround & heated floor
  • Install toilet
  • Install sink
  • Redo tub deck that contractor messed up
  • Finishing touches (for now)
  • Save to redo when we redo entire master wing

Laundry Room

  • Repair pipe that rat chewed
  • Repair drywall
  • Remove falling shelves around top
  • Half-heartedly paint (Valspar SR1008 Under the Sea)
  • Replace light fixture
  • Replace door
  • Hire plumber (to move water heater piping & route pipes for outdoor shower & porch sink)
  • Replace old, inefficient water heater
  • Repair drywall (again)
  • Build subfloor
  • Replace door knob
  • Finish painting
  • Plank ceiling?
  • New flooring

Back Porch/Future Sunroom

  • Replace back porch fan
  • Replace fan over pool table with light
  • Replace storm door
  • Build outdoor sofa
  • New rug
  • Wire light by backdoor and new outlets
  • Finish new pool table light
  • Paint ceiling
  • Plan of attack for floor
  • Install new doors
  • Install slider windows

Not Blog-Sexy

  • New air handler (covered by the home warranty provided by the seller)
  • Programmable thermostat
  • New electrical panel
  • Repair soffit vents
  • Remove/replace concrete easement at base of driveway (the city did this when repaving the street)
  • Hire plumber to remove as much of the old galvanized pipe as possible (among other replumbing projects)
  • Secondary AC unit in laundry/master-suite addition?
  • Replace rain gutters
  • Better insulation
  • Box in soffits

Dream Projects

  • Hardi/Stucco over areas that have T-111
  • Enclose porch to make sunroom
  • Bump master suite wall out and reconfigure laundry room and master bathroom
  • Build garage with attached studio