April 1, 2014

Our honey do list

It has been nonstop since we moved into our home 2 weeks ago. Whether it be painting, changing a light fixture, putting new locks on the doors or fixing a gap in the fence, we have been challenged and rewarded. We have made unbelievable progress in such a short amount of time and I can't wait to share some of it with you today. In addition, I will be letting you in our plans, goals (and sprucing up) for our new home.

Lets begin, shall we?

Front Exterior
  • Paint front door
  • Make sign for front door or window (probably like Amy's)
  • Add mulch around trees and along front of house 
  • Replace brick pavers with stone ones
  • Take down decorative metal pieces previous homeowners left on siding
(progress pics were taken by Gabby this weekend)
Living Room
  • Buy 2 chairs and rug to creating seating area around fireplace
  • Add window treatments
  • Console table "foyer" area
  • Gallery wall
  • Figure out what to put on mantel
  • New track lighting (eventually)

Dining Room
  • Hang art (here)
  • Get a new dining table and chairs (eventually) (table)
  • new window treatments (Gabby's gonna make me some white linen drapes)
Kitchen (it will be staying the way it is for a while)
  • Paint cabinets
  • Add backsplash
  • New countertops
  • New pendant
  • New knobs and pulls
  • Roman shades over windows
  • Add patio furniture
  • Lots of landscaping
  • Update walkway by adding stone pavers and stepping stones
  • Add firepit
  • Add hammock and swing
  • Create grilling area
  • Paint backdoor and shed door
Laundry Room
  • Paint or wallpaper
  • Change out old laminate flooring
  • New washer/dryer (the previous homeowner ended up leaving theirs so we cancelled our order)
  • Add storage bins
  • New light fixture
(only pic I've gotten is with my phone)
Guest Room
  • Paint a soft mint color
  • Add mint and coral pillows
  • Fill up shelves
  • New desk (maybe with an iMac??)
  • Craft storage
  • Paint nightstand 
Hall Bath
  • Nothing!!!! Its perfect :)
Man Cave
  • Set everything up (its all still in boxes)
Master Bedroom
  • Paint
  • Add area rug
  • Hang art
  • Window treatments (not sure yet on this)
Master Bath
  • Update shower
  • Paint vanity
  • Efficient storage
  • change light switches and outlets (they painted over all of them)

Can't wait to share more progress soon! What do you think so far?

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  1. wow, wow, wow! I love the fireplace wall!! I can't wait to see it!
    ps: coral pillows in the guest room?! YES PLEASE! ;)

  2. Love your fireplace area! :) Can't wait to see all of your progress!!

  3. Looks like a long & fun list to tackle! I like all of the before and progress pictures! Keep them coming!

  4. So fun! We're buying a house and I've already started putting together a list of what I want to decorate and do with it! :)

  5. What an exciting time! It's so fun to brainstorm about all the things that could go into your new house!! Have fun!

  6. It's looking amazing!!! Isn't it cool to see it all coming together?

    So glad I'll get to see you on Saturday!

  7. It has been a slow process getting our place together..


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