The Master To Do List

As I’m jumping from room to room and project to project I thought it would be nice to start a list of the things that I would like to do around the house. I figured this way I can get an idea of the big picture as well as prioritize what things to tackle first. So here it goes, room by room.

Family Room

Family Room 4

To Do-

  • Update couch/seating to something more comfortable that allows for more seats
  • Build ottoman to go with new couch
  • Build sofa table to sit behind new couch
  • Build Side tables?
  • Build tv stand or media console
  • Update lighting/lamps (floor and table)


Kitchen Color


To Do-

  • Repaint dining table
  • Repaint dining chairs
  • Cover dining chair seats
  • Reorganize spice cabinet
  • Reorganize cupboards
  • Add more shelving in Pantry
  • Paint pantry

Formal Dining Room:

Dining Room 2

To Do-

  • Repaint china cabinet
  • Build corner shelving to replace black shelves
  • Build new sideboard
  • Find new chairs that better fit my style

Formal Living Room:

Living Room 2


To Do-

  • Build coffee table
  • Build side tables
  • Find lighting (since there is no over head lighting)
  • Build sofa or console table for behind couch
  • Find rug


Entry 2


To Do-

  • Find new rug for inside
  • Repaint outside of front door

Sewing Room:

Craft Room

To Do-

  • Repaint
  • Recover wing chair
  • Sew roman shade
  • Hang (and make new?) curtains
  • Build stand for tv/dvd on top of table
  • Hang shelves

Powder Room:

Powder Room 2

To Do-

  • Repaint
  • Build cabinet or add some kind of storage
  • Add art or decorations of some kind

Coat Closets:


To Do-

  • Repaint
  • Move shelf in front closet forward
  • Hang curtain in front closet

Laundry Room:

Laundry 2

To Do-

  • Repaint
  • Build shelves over washer/dryer and along side
  • Find a towel hook of some kind
  • Repaint Cabinet (?)
  • Add shelves above sink?

Master Bedroom:

Master Bed 2


To Do-

  • Paint
  • Paint mini couch frame
  • Recover couch cushions (again?)
  • Build corner cabinet
  • Build a console table or cabinet for empty wall

Master Closet:

Master Closet

To Do-

  • Remove current shelving (move to another bedroom?)
  • Build custom shelving
  • Add chandelier (a girl can dream)

Master Bathroom:

Master Bath 2


To Do-

  • Repaint
  • Build cabinet or add storage to water closet
  • Convert light over tub to chandelier (again with the dreaming)

Guest Room:

Guest Room 3


To Do-

  • Paint dresser
  • Repaint walls
  • Build bed frame
  • Build side tables
  • Put up some art/decorate
  • Add something decorative to duvet

Guest Bathroom:

Guest Bath Sinks

To Do-

  • Paint walls
  • Get new towels/curtain
  • Hang another towel rod or hooks


*This is mostly a list of Chris’

Rear Outside


To Do-

  • Put in sprinkler system
  • Move drain spouts to drain out underground
  • Install patio in backyard
  • Add shrubs to back yard hill
  • Add covering of some kind to back deck?
  • Expand back deck?
  • Improve plants near front walk

Well that’s quite a list. I’m guessing that this is going to take many years to accomplish and what we decide to do will change frequently over that time.

Anyone else trying to list out and prioritize all the things you want to do in your house?


2 thoughts on “The Master To Do List

  1. This gets me thinking! I have been trying to make some headway on the decoration front but I have had a hard time committing to large wall art which I think will help make things look more cohesive. Thank you again for inspiring!

  2. Holy Cow! ! ! ! ! I’m exhausted just reading this! You go girl, while you have the time and pray that babies don’t put a kink in your “To Do” list. They tend to do that to a “To Do” list….to your sleep….to your body….to your love life… your hobbies…..all in good time. Can I just say one more time….I love my daughter-in-law! You Rock!

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