Sunday, January 2, 2011

My 2011 To Do List

My personal resolution this year is to be consistent. No more starting a project and taking a month (or longer) to finish what should only take me a few hours or days at most. With our baby (our first girl!) coming mid-Spring this year, I'm focusing my To Do list on what needs to be done before her arrival. I love lists and my initial list was much longer. I pared it down to "just" the basics, which is still quite a long list.

First, we need to get the crown molding up in our hall bath and decorate the bathroom. I'm hoping to finish that in the next couple of weeks. I'll be getting my own miter saw sometime this week!

My craft room needs to be organized and boxed up (for the moment) so that #3 can move out of the nursery and make room for #4. My craft room is the largest bedroom in the house (outside of the master) and is the only one that'll fit all three boys.

After I empty the room, I'll be painting the walls some shade of green (at #1's request) and the ceiling a shade of blue. We'll also be replacing the baseboards (I'm a Southern girl and 2 inch baseboards just don't cut it in my book). We'll add crown molding, frame out the window and add a window sill. We'll also replace the current cheap mini-blinds with nice faux-wood blinds. I also need to make curtains and find a tall dresser I can paint blue to match the boys current double dresser.

We'll move the boys into their new bedroom and that will empty the 2 bedrooms they currently occupy. One will become the new craft room/guest room; the other will still be the nursery.

Once the nursery's empty, I'll replace those baseboards and add crown molding, window framing and new blinds in there. We'll also be painting the ceiling the same yellow as the walls and adding a green accent wall. I need to refinish all the nursery furniture in white (bench, rocking chair, dresser) and find a side table to refinish as well. I'm hoping for a french provincial style side table/nightstand. We also need to get a white crib (I got rid of our old crib when #3 went to a toddler bed) and make coordinating crib bedding (bumper, sheets and crib skirt).

The future nursery dresser is currently sitting in our entryway. If I can finish everything listed above before #4 makes her appearance, I'd also like to make a bench to fill that space in our entry.

After baby girl arrives, I'll be focusing on the master suite. I want to add shelves to the back wall of our walk-in closet, paint the bathroom and bedroom and get/refinish some new furniture.


Staigerfamily said...

Wow! You are impressive! I can't believe you are going to do all that before the spring! What an inspiration! All I want to do is sit on the couch and put my feet up!. . .

M.L.J.C. said...

There is no way I would ever pretend to be that productive! Maybe someday when all of my kids are in school all day... maybe. :) Good luck!


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