Project: House

by Elizabeth on January 7, 2013 · 2 comments

in i love a good list, the house

Yikes.  My 2012 house to-do list did not go as planned.  I barely completed any of the tasks and projects I wanted to do.

As a refresher, here is what was on my list:

  • install a new doorbell
  • buy furniture, wall hangings, and a rug for the entry way
  • buy and hang curtains in the living room
  • stain the unfinished buffet
  • glass in two of my kitchen cabinets
  • install an appliance lift for my stand mixer
  • put lights under my cabinets
  • buy and hang a valance in the kitchen
  • hang remaining art in the office
  • buy a new guest bed and bedding to go with it
  • hang pictures in the master bedroom
  • get new curtains for the master bedroom
  • buy something to hang over the bed
  • make a decision about what to do with my landing
  • put a shelving unit in the garage
Check out the GORGEOUS stand mixer lift in the upper left corner The Carpenter made me!

Check out the GORGEOUS stand mixer lift in the upper left corner The Carpenter made me!

As you can see by what I have struck through, I got very few things done.  And I have even more things that I want to do this year.  Sigh.

To help with my procrastination tendencies, I decided to space out the projects over the course of the year.  So far, I’ve planned the first six months with doable (both physically and financially) projects.  As the year progresses, I’ll plan for July-December as I have no idea what I’ll want to do by then. :)  I created a document with the project and what I need to purchase to complete the project.  I figure with all that planning, I should get things done, right?  Fingers crossed.

My 2013 House To Do List

January:
-buy and install a new doorbell
-buy at least a mirror or artwork and a rug for the entry
-install a shelving unit in the garage

February:
-install crown molding throughout the upstairs*

March:
-glass in two of my cabinets
-a few of these oh so excellent kitchen organizing projects

April:
-buy a new guest bedroom bed and bedding**

May:
-stain the buffet

June:
-top to bottom house cleaning†

Are you planning any home improvements this year?  What’s on your list?

*This was not my idea.  The Carpenter insists that house looks weird without it and that it’s necessary to up the resale value.  Since he’s getting a deal on the molding and is installing it, I’m going along with it.
**I’ll be using my tax refund to cover the cost of this.
†Okay, so this isn’t a DIY project.  But I hate deep cleaning with a passion and putting it on a list just might make me work.

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