House To-Do List – How We’re To-Doing in 2015

I used to organize the house to-do list in one long list that I added to as I thought of something new.  Here’s the updated room by room view at the halfway point of 2015.  Lots done; lots to do.

Living room
Living room

Living Room

Living room
Living room
Dining room
Dining room

Dining Room

Transition between dining room and living room
Transition between dining room and living room
  • Clean paneling
  • Paint paneling

    The paneling will remain white but the area above definitely needs some color.
    The paneling is primed but needs 2 coats of semi-gloss white paint.
  • Paper top of walls
  • Clean floors
  • Paint chairs
  • Get a rug
  • Finish cushions
  • Move piano
  • Paint trim
Caffe bar kitchen peninsula
Caffe bar kitchen peninsula

Kitchen

The kitchen
The kitchen

 

Kitchen island and cabinets
Kitchen island and cabinets
  • Take down ceiling fan
  • Remove cabinets
  • Remove pantry
  • Move and replace lighting fixture in mud room
  • Paint ceiling
  • Paint walls
  • Decide on storage – closet, bench, doors
  • Repair holes in ceiling
  • Paint and move dining room table to kitchen
  • Make curtains
  • Buy rugs and runners
  • Finish the toe-kick on the island

    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.

Pantry

  • Add shelves
  • Add counter

    Counter in the pantry
    Counter in the pantry
  • Add cabinets
  • Paint wall and ceiling
  • Hang lighting fixture
  • Organize pantry food and tools
The conservatory
The conservatory

Conservatory

The conservatory
The conservatory
  • Paint floor or lay flooring
  • Lay rug
  • Hang drywall
  • Mud walls
  • Paint walls
  • Move furniture
    • Love seats
    • Bistro set
    • Oak dresser
  • Get TV
  • Move file safe into closet
  • Drywall window
  • Mud closet
  • Paint closet

    The conservatory closet has been drywalled, painted, and shelved.
    The conservatory closet has been drywalled, painted, and shelved.
  • Get doors for closet and bathroom  

    Conservatory doors are in place.
    Conservatory doors are in place.

Conservatory bathroom

Conservatory bathroom is ready for waterproofing and tiling.
Conservatory bathroom is ready for waterproofing and tiling.
  • Choose tile

    Conservatory floor tile -- white on white basketweave.
    Conservatory floor tile — white on white basketweave.
  • Choose fixtures
  • Choose sink
  • Get shower installed
Our powder room is currently styled the bibliotheque but is in for a continental change.
Our powder room is currently styled the bibliotheque but is in for a continental change.

Powder room

  • Remove wallpaper
  • Add paneling at bottom of wall
  • Paper top of wall
  • Paint lighting fixtures
  • Rehang towel bar
  • Fix hole in wall
The stairs and landing to the powder room.
The stairs and landing to the powder room.

Stairs

Upstairs hall
Upstairs hall

Hallway

  • Repair wall where door was removed
  • Paint wall
  • Hang gallery
After the renovation we should be able to free up some room in the laundry.
After the renovation we should be able to free up some room in the laundry.

Laundry Room

La buanderie means either laundry room or utility room in a house

  • Finish floor
  • Hang closet door
  • Add hanging pole to closet
  • Add baseboard trim
  • Add chair rail trim
  • Paint and install inside shutters
  • Paint and install old kitchen cabinet above dryer
Master bathroom
Master bathroom

Master Bathroom

  • Choose tile

    I like this marble basketweave tile for the master bathroom floor.
    I like this marble basketweave tile for the master bathroom floor.
  • Choose sink
  • Choose shower
  • Choose vanity
  • Choose fixtures
  • Choose placement
  • Design linen closet
  • Buy toilet
  • Have shower installed
Master bedroom
Master bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master bedroom
Master bedroom
  • Tear out closets
  • Erect bookshelves
  • Patch holes
  • Paint ceiling
  • Paint walls

    Blue master bedroom
    Blue master bedroom
  • Paint trim
  • Lay rug
  • Make bed rustic
  • Refinish tall dresser
French doors open from a private second-floor terrace into the master bedroom.
French doors open from a private second-floor terrace into the master bedroom.
the exterior of the deck off the master bedroom has been finished.
The exterior of the deck off the master bedroom has been finished.

Master Deck

  • Rug
  • Paint vintage garden furniture

    The furniture is painted and in place on the master deck.
    The furniture is painted and in place on the master deck.
  • Have railing built
  • Have deck surface finished
A tiny but useful room: The Diva Room
A tiny but useful room: The Diva Room

Diva Room

  • Paint trim
  • Add shutters or curtains
  • Clear out boxes
  • Refit closet after ductwork
The Treetops Room viewed from the doorway.
The Treetops Room viewed from the doorway.

Treetops Room

  • Clear out boxes
  • Wash windows
  • Move large painting to living room
  • Reorient bed
  • Paint lamp and refinish shade
  • Paint door
Front porch
Front porch

Front entrance

  • Choose outdoor lights/sconces
  • Choose blue stone or paving
  • Make planters
  • Add landscaping
  • Paint door
  • Door mat
Side porch
Side porch

Side entrance

  • Choose outdoor lights/sconces
  • Choose bluestone or paving
  • Make planter for front edge
  • Make wood box
  • Bench or chair
  • Door mat
The conservatory is one of our favorite spaces.
The conservatory is one of our favorite spaces.

Back entrance

  • Paint railings
  • Stain steps
  • Plant grass
  • Lay stepping stones or temporary deck
  • Door mat
The planters are at the entrance to the potager on either side of the iron gate.
The planters are at the entrance to the potager on either side of the iron gate.

Garden

  • Make a plan for foundation plants
  • Plant grass
The shed is both charming and useful.
The shed is both charming and useful.

Wee Little House

  • Organize tools
  • Paint shutters
  • Clear work bench
  • Organize garden items
The Cottage in November
The Cottage in November

Glade Cottage

Cottage in summer
Cottage in summer
  • Clear up unfinished projects
  • Move paint to house
  • New water heater
  • Install kitchen sink
  • Move tools to shed
  • Move and repair drafting table
  • Clean up old lumber and flooring
  • Vacuum well
  • Dust and wipe clean
  • Rent

Exterior

  • Paint shingles
  • Paint and install shutters
  • Paint trim
  • Hang gutters and downspouts

    The old exterior woodwork needs to be painted.
    The old exterior woodwork needs to be painted.

We’ll be adding and crossing off as time progresses.

How are you doing so far this year?

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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.

6 thoughts on “House To-Do List – How We’re To-Doing in 2015”

  1. now thats a huge list but you definitely did a lot so far! looks great (even when the beautiful book wallpaper will be removed XD) that garden looks huge btw – at least compared to what gardens are like over here…

    1. Thank you. Having the picture in my head come to fruition is so much fun. I used to be a theatre designer and had that fun on a more regular basis. Now my house is my stage. Jo

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