New Years Goals

New Years Eve…what better time is there to go through what all you’ve accomplished in the past year? Since we bought our house in May, we have done a fair amount of work…but there’s still soooo much to do! Here’s a review of some of the house projects we’ve accomplished this year.

Removed wallpaper from kitchen and master bathroom

Painted interior of house (ceilings, walls, trim, everything!)

Knocked out a room in the house.

Re-carpeted 2 rooms.

Installed a sink in the garage (hooray for messy paintbrush cleanups!)

Set up a dog pen in 1/4 of the garage.

Installed reverse osmosis water filter in kitchen.

Installed cabinets in the laundry room (errr…closet).

Installed new light fixtures in 2 bedrooms, kitchen, and guest bathroom.

Installed wood privacy fence on the side of our house.

Re-finished metal clothesline poles in backyard.

Replaced knobs on 2 closet doors

Replaced toilet seats.

Tiled guest bathroom floor.

Added pulls and knobs to kitchen cabinets.

Painted exterior of house- cedar siding and shutters.

Planted 6 fruit trees, 8 berry bushes, 11 grapevines.

Re-landscaped front garden beds (extended beds, dug up old plants, planted new plants).

Pruned tree in front yard.

Painted cabinets in guest bathroom and added knobs.

Painted guest bathroom countertop.

Made frame for guest bathroom mirror out of trim moulding.

Installed new satin nickel bathroom hardware in guest bathroom.

Caulked exterior of house.

Caulked bathrooms and kitchen.

Hung new curtain hardware, bamboo blinds, and curtain in living room.

Refinished second-hand metal file cabinet.


Here are a few things I would like to accomplish in 2010:

Install crown moulding on half wall around dining room.

Take out banister in entryway and build a ledge with crown moulding in it’s place.

Renovate master bathroom (install new floor tile, make a mirror frame, new light fixture, make shelving unit, polystain the cabinets, add cabinet hardware, make a concrete countertop, replace faucets)

Tear up wood laminate in kitchen and tile the floor.

Make concrete countertops for kitchen.

Make daybed frame.

Buy used real wood master bedroom furniture and refinish.

Re-paint storage barn in backyard.

Re-seal pool deck.

Replace all doorknobs in house.

Replace entryway chandelier and hallway chandelier.

Build fireplace surround/mantle and install wood burning stove insert.

Re-finish old bench for front porch.

Install exterior door (with a doggie door) from dog pen in garage to side fenced-in yard.

Run phone line from the kitchen to the living room (through the attic/walls).

Paint lots of art for house.

Look into new flooring options for dining room, small living room, and 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.

Make GIGANTIC vegetable garden in backyard.

Re-finish piano and buy or make piano bench.


And I’m sure so much more…

Happy New Year!

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