We're going to add bead board throughout the entire area, painted the interior wall color and add it to the ceiling in a natural finish. Add a ton of hooks and storage.
Finally hang up our big CO map, J's 14er's poster and snowboards.
Pull out that nasty blue carpet, maybe add some tile and refinish the stairs. Definitely adding a runner of some sort.
We also need to build in around the stairs to the basement so that any children that come to our house don't fall through the giant opening (right, Ellen?) ;) We need shoe storage too, so maybe something like this?
Although, I guess a child could climb to the top and jump off, but I think that seems like another problem entirely. We could add some barbwire at the top or an electric fence that would zap them back up like those factories in China (allegedly)? Mom's- what do you think ;)
I might be taking a rest from finding the perfect rug.
The two below live in Turkey. They are not too expensive (under $100), but Turkey? To far. I need instant gratification. Although, the colors are nice compared to plain black and cream. And I love black and cream any other time...
Obviously, I like the one with the most black the best ;)
Kitchen- Hang prints.
Add can light above stove
Install back splash(es).
Replace light switches. Install shelf above stove.
Do something with knives.
Create better function for lower cabinet next to sink.
Find a runner for in front of sink..
Transition for tile to hardwood.
Finish filing. Purge paper. Finish Installing trim.
Install light fixture.
Replace light switch.
Move wireless router. Buy counter pieces. Buy leg/support?/ new kennel for Zeb?
Get rid of old kennel. Put pet stuff away. Find blinds for windows.
Make wall cubby more functional by replacing shelves.
Tear out all old electrical boxes, wiring.
Buy a new light.
Install new light.
Replace light switches.
Replace ceiling with bead board (natural)
Paint back door.
Paint trim and window.
Build in railing area.
Tear out carpet.
Add storage for shoes, pet stuff, gear.
Add lots of hooks.
Hang 14er's poster and CO Map, old snowboards.
Hang Blind over bathroom window opening.
Living Room- Hang framed paintings.
Add can lights?
Do something about fan/light.
Print family photos.
Re-paint living room heating vent. Find blinds for windows.
Over dye curtains.
Hang curtains. Add a mantle to fireplace? Fix hearth- fill and paint.
Replace oldest gas insert in the history of time.
Add hooks/shelving to entry.
Build fauxdenza for entry.
NEW FRONT DOOR!!
Dining Room- Get stuff from ArtHardware! Hang everything!
Install new lights.
Find pendant for over table. Install rug. Staple down? Find blinds for windows.
Hang over-dyed curtains?
Design and install built in closet.
Do something about fan/light.
Finish wiring updates.
Transition from tile to carpet.
Need storage for hand towels. Need storage for magazines.
Change hardware on vanity.
Tile to the ceiling.
Order glass for shower.
Change cans to LED.
Laundry Room- Hang Santa Fe painting.
Solution for plants.(wire veggie baskets?)
Solution for jewelry. (Hooks in wall)
Purge clothes and shoes. Put extra stuff in basement.
Counter top over washer/dryer. Add hooks for drying.
If we get some more snow and colder weather.
Come on Winter, I haven't even used my new snowshoes yet!!
Stuff I Need:
Backsplash behind stove
Stuff I Want (disclaimer- p.s. not begging for stuff, just fantasy shopping):
Gave it to everyone for Christmas but myself :) (OOOH, Thanks Ellen, Joe & Grace for my early b-day present!!!)
(I know Geodes are totally played out and overexposed, but I've been bugging J for a few years and he said we had to wait until the house wasn't under construction... well? We have lots of rocks we've collected on different adventures and i really want a few big geodes to put on the hearth.)
(Noise cancelling headphones- I think I can count these as a "medical expense" ;))
We closed on our home in late 2009 and have been living in and working on our "under construction home" with two cats, one puppy, both working full-time & trying to have a life outside of 1910...
Where would we be without our (WI residing) FAMILIES, patient CO friends and Home Depot?
As for 2013, we're about 95% done with the main level (full gut bathroom (2009), laundry(2010/11) & kitchen (2011/12) renovations, plus lots of painting and removing of carpet in the living, dining and bedroom).
Here's to having a place to call home, frozen pizza, our neighborhood & sharing our next & next & next...adventure!