Sunday, April 15, 2012

House Task List Update

Last October, Sharon put together our "winter" to-do list. Once she wrote everything down, it became obvious it was way more than we could accomplish during the winter, but it did help keep us on track. We have made some good progress since October, thanks in part to the Kitchen Tour deadline.
  1. Buy woodworking tools (started—bought compound miter saw)
  2. Finish planting rain gardens
  3. Plan and build pergola at back patio
  4. Clean bricks and install back patio
  5. Finish priming/painting/staining basement bathroom
  6. Install flooring/fixtures in basement bathroom
  7. Plan and build raccoon-safe chicken coop
  8. Buy/Make 2 curtains for dining room (in progress—just need stencilling)
  9. Replace exterior door locks
  10. Plan and build side fence
  11. Clean bricks and install front walk
  12. Clean up painted hardware; re-plate/replace if necessary
  13. Uninstall broken leaded glass panels
  14. Make 2 kitchen leaded glass panels
  15. Make 2 dining room leaded glass panels
  16. Make 6 parlor leaded glass panels
  17. Buy/Make 4 curtains for living room
  18. Stain/Shellac master bedroom woodwork
  19. Repaint master bedroom and closets
  20. Refinish master bedroom floors
  21. Plan/Install master bedroom closet interiors
  22. Plan/Install kitchen pantry interior
  23. Buy/Make 3 shades/curtains for parlor
  24. Stain/Varnish inside of side exterior door
  25. Strip woodwork in guest bedroom
  26. Stain/Shellac woodwork in guest bedroom
  27. Repaint walls/ceiling in guest bedroom
  28. Refinish floor in guest bedroom
  29. Strip woodwork in sewing room
  30. Stain/Shellac woodwork in sewing room
  31. Repaint walls/ceiling in sewing room
  32. Refinish floor in sewing room
Apparently the garage rebuild wasn't even on the radar last October. It's moved up to the top of the list and what we'll be working on the next few weeks. We really need the workshop space for all these woodworking and smelly staining projects. Right now, we're trying to get the packet ready to file with the City of Portland so we can get a permit. There's a pretty steep learning curve, though.

Also, now that the weather is nicer, we want to get back to work on the master bedroom. Sharon so wants to finish shellacking that room so we can move back in!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my word, that is a HUGE list. I could not finish all that in a year. Good luck, I will check back. I really want to see the pergola.