List for June

Since the list for May was so successful (half-completion is success to me) I thought I’d try a list for June.  The purpose of the list is to keep me on task. When I have the time and energy to work on something, I don’t have to think about what to work on, I just go to the list.

Everything on the list is something I must personally:

  • do or
  • pay for or
  • oversee.

Some items are left over from the May list but others are due to progress  we’ve made in areas of the house.

  • Mix paint for linen closet
  • Prime and paint linen closet

    The top section has been installed now I need to paint the bottom.
    The top section has been installed now I need to paint the bottom.
  • Paint TV trays
  • Paint dining room paneling

    The paneling is primed but needs 2 (at least) top coats.
    The paneling is primed but needs 2 (at least) top coats.
  • Buy wallpaper or fabric for dining room. I have decided instead to paint the top of the wall denim.  If I do find wall paper or fabric that is superior I can always apply it over the paint.
  • Paint and set up potager fence

    The fence at the entrance to the potager needs one more section.
    The fence at the entrance to the potager needs one more section.
  • Arrange bedroom furniture

    The old dresser is ready for our new bedroom.
    The old dresser is ready for our new bedroom.
  • Hang pictures in upstairs hall

    Another gallery wall is planned.
    Another gallery wall is planned.
  • Paint yellow trays

    My first attempt at painting the yellow trays was hideous.
    My first attempt at painting the yellow trays was hideous.
  • Find pale pink cotton king-sized sheets for a reasonable price – this may be an ongoing search.  Apparently pale pink is out right now.
  • Design book shelves – Paint and install bookshelves in master bedroom.

    I printed a photograph and drew on it to get a feel for the scale of the future master bedroom shelves.
    I printed a photograph and drew on it to get a feel for the scale of the future master bedroom shelves.
  • Trim island toe kick and stain

    The toe kick needs to be faced with some dark luan then shoe molding attached.
    The toe kick needs to be faced with some dark luan then shoe molding attached.
  • Varnish shoe molding
  • Paint trim with spray painter

    Partly finished, tons more to do.
    Partly finished, tons more to do.
  • Install trim
  • Stain the back stairs to the conservatory
  • Buy exterior paint for the shingles
  • Door knobs for the new doors

    Doors are not very useful until the knobs are installed.
    Doors are not very useful until the knobs are installed.
  • Take the road trip postponed from April

This should keep us busy.  Charlie, of course, is ever-committed to his garden so by the end of June we should be eating some fresh veg. (We are already harvesting radishes and their greens.)

What’s your first priority in June? Please don’t say a month at the beach.

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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