For all of you guys who are following along at home and dying to see an updated check list,
get a life here you go. Totally kidding. It’s so completely possible to have a life AND care about other people’s homes. If you guys were blogging, I’d be holding my breath in anticipation of a check list update and I’d cheer you on from afar for every small victory! Okay, so maybe it’s me who needs to get a life. Whatever. Here’s the list. something over the master bed(done for now) a side table for the rocking chair in the master bedroom
- artwork or photos over the side table beside the rocking chair in the master bedroom
- switch lamps/lamp shade near chair and side table in master bedroom?
photos/art over the $2 console table upstairs map for the boys’ room reading corner in the boys’ room dresser in the boys’ room ceiling fan in boys’ room living room curtains (they’ve been up, but need tweaking) small Poang to match larger one
- finish the classroom (possibly save for end of summer/to do in time for new school year? Lots of painting! Lighting?)
finish painting the downstairs hallway (trim and doors)
- paint the interior front door (or replace and add a storm door? Haven’t decided yet.)
paint laundry room door
- Lego project that I’ve been promising my oldest son?
guest room curtains/closet
- assemble guest room dresser
ceiling fan in guest room
- light over kitchen table (almost complete)
Clean my dang closet!!!
- never ending yard work (simultaneous to bathroom remodel?)
That’s my to-do list from the start of this spring. I think it’s looking pretty good, especially since I keep adding things that weren’t originally on the list (like an entry way dresser, some pop art, and frosting the front door… to name a few). Just a few more things to accomplish before I can switch gears to the bathroom, about which I’m totally excited.
We have about four weeks of school left. I’m thinking that’s plenty of time to wrap up this list, get caught up on all the laundry, scrub the entire house from top to bottom, give haircuts all around, and make final materials decisions. (It might seem weird to include haircuts on the list, but once we start a major project every free moment will be focused on it and I won’t want to “waste” a weekend afternoon giving four haircuts. I’m weird, I know.)
It’s looking like Memorial Day weekend will be our official bathroom start date, assuming no major crisis or financial destruction between now and then. Also assuming a strong finish to the semester…we’re almost to the end of our curriculum! Somebody remind me to breathe over the next month. Whew.