Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I am declaring now that the next house we buy I am going to do everything I want to do/change/make our own right away when we first move there.

This fixing up your house and doing all the things you always wanted to but never got around to doing stuff is for the birds. This is the second time we've done this in the past three years. It's really not so fun to do all the stuff you've been wanting to do... just for someone else to enjoy!

Things we did accomplish for ourselves in this house in the past two and a half years:
  • painted four bedrooms, one bathroom, great room, kitchen, laundry room, half the basement and half the playroom.
  • installed some new light fixtures
  • new shelving in laundry room
  • painted master bathroom and all kitchen cabinetry
  • tore out and retiled backsplash in kitchen
  • new appliances
  • window treatments in all bedrooms and dining room
  • powerwashed house last summer
  • some new landscaping and made two new flowerbeds

Things we have had on our list since we moved in and are now trying to accomplish as quickly as possible before we can put the house on the market so we can move out:
  • new carpet
  • more new light fixtures
  • painting two more bathroom cabinets
  • regrout master shower
  • paint master bathroom
  • paint trim on house
  • clean grout on tile floor
  • replace vertical blinds in kitchen and family room
  • paint front door and repair and paint front door surround
  • new front doorknob and bolt

and of course lots of purging and organizing and cleaning like crazy!

We've made decent progress so far. Hoping to wrap it up in the next week or two (although there's no sign of temps getting up much above freezing to do the outdoor painting we have to do!).
Stay tuned for lots of before and after pics over the next couple of months :)


Ryan said...

I have no problems with you wanting to do that....but where are we going to get the money?

Mom said...

I think that your house is beautiful just as it is. Well,maybe not the carpet....XOXOXO

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