Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 House List

Back in January I put together a house list of things I wanted to accomplish this year. Now that it's almost the end of the year, I think it's time to post an update.

Living room:

  • Hang a wedding picture on the wall
    I hung a canvas print in the family room, and two prints in our living room!
    • Hang and decorate with frame shadow boxes
      • I did hang these in the bedroom, and there are a few things on them! 
    • Get a new rug
      • I decided to take the rug we had in there out, for now. I may get a rug at a later time, but I'm still undecided.
    • Hang the mirror (a gift that I haven't gotten around to hanging up yet)
      • Done!
    • Get 2 chairs and get rid of the Freecycle couch
      • Done!
    • Get a small coffee table 
      • Done! You can see my whole living room in this post.

    • Replace switch plate covers 
    • Get a new dining room table 
      • This is not feasible right now, based on the space we have so I'm putting this off until later when I decide how to proceed.
    • Find a nicer way to store our plastic to-go containers (please tell me I'm not the only one who battles with this!!)
      • For the time being, they are going to remain where they are. For now, it works!
    • Fix screen door
    • Stain deck (OK, this is outside, but it's off the kitchen, so that counts!)
      • This didn't happen this year, for a variety of reasons, but I'm hoping for next summer!
    • Get his and her recliners and a couch
      • We are actively saving for this!
    • Sell/get rid of Freecycle sectional (seeing a pattern here?)
      • This will happen after we buy the recliners, of course.
    • Hang Dark Side of the Moon poster (it needs to be's kinda a pain to hang, but it needs to be done!)
      • Decided not to do this, but I have yet to find some place to put it.
    • Replace switch plate covers
    • Fix weather stripping on the door to the garage
      • I have no idea why this didn't get done, because it's a simple task.
    • Replace door to garage? (I'm not sure if we want to or need to do this, but it has a doggie door that we don't use, so a new one might be nice)
      • Since the current one works fine, I'm not stressing about this right now.
    • Find better curtains
      • Done! By the way, the whole house is curtained now! (A whole curtain post coming eventually)

    Master bedroom:
    • Hang something above the bed (we have a big, empty wall!)
      • No. I don't know what to put there!
    • Sand and refinish my bedside table
    • Build a stand for the TV and DVD player
      • Nope.
    • Repair and rehang broken frame
      • Nope. I forgot about this until now. Oops.
    • Mount speakers on the wall 
      • We decided to sell these instead!
    • Find a desk with more storage 
      • Thank you Craigslist! They even delivered!
    • Sell the desk we currently have 
      • Again, Craigslist!
    • Organize!!!
      • I actually try to avoid the office, so no, this didn't happen.
    Guest room:
    • Find a small mirror or full length mirror to hang
      • Not yet.
    • Replace or paint dresser
      • Not done. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do with that.
    • Spray paint bed frame white
      • I'm determined to do this before the winter is out!

    So, I didn't get all the things I want to get done this year. I definitely have my work cut out for me in 2012, but that's OK, because we're planning on being in this house for a long time, so I have time!
    What do you think? Do you have goals for the year that you accomplished, or didn't accomplish, as the case may be?

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