My project list

I   've found that mentioning projects here makes me far more likely to actually accomplish them. Keeps me honest, I guess. So, here's my list of things I'd like to accomplish around the house this long, long winter. Someone please make me revisit it in March so I actually hurry up and get some done.


1. Kitchen
  • Finalize design for banquette and have oh-so-handy and friendly cabinet maker guy come over to measure and build them.
  • Get cushions and pillows made for said banquette.
  • Fix the damaged table and decide if it's going to be painted or not.
  • Pick out light fixture (maybe something like this) for over table and have electrician move the electrical in ceiling and relocate outlet (that is currently where the banquette is going to go).
  • Replace hideous light over sink. Maybe with this or this.
  • Fix hole in ceiling and paint wood ceiling.
  • Paint walls.
  • Paint back door and trim.
Bonus projects (i.e. only if I get really ambitious): install undercabinet lighting and display boxes on top of cabinets

2. Basement
  • Organize the storage side of the basement 
  • FINALLY finish the finished side of the basement (this has been a project that's been going on for a good three years)

And ... the really fun project, assuming everything comes together:

Pick out fixtures and finishes for new bathroom (hallelujah!), new roof (no more drip, drip, drip) and revamped bedrooms (they're getting cathedral ceilings and a whole bunch of new windows).

That last one is probably where I'll put most of my energy but I am a bit superstitious and I don't want to start doing anything until we get all the bids in and we made sure it's all financially possible.

Wow, I didn't realize how much there was to do. I better get going. Of course, I should probably deal with the holidays first!


  1. Good grief! That's quite a project list. Having lots to do in winter helps it go by faster though, doesn't it?

    Cheers from Alaska,

    Christine B.

  2. Hi Christine!

    Yep, play all summer and work all winter is pretty much my M.O. I basically blow off all house projects other than the day-to-day stuff in summer so I have lots of time to work in the garden and enjoy my numerous other summer hobbies. Which is fine, but that means I really have to kick it in gear in winter. That said, there are things I've been meaning to do in this house for seven years that are still on the list!

  3. You have a big list! But it will make the winter go fast! I like the bathroom light fixtures. I really think the first one is neat!


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