I love a good list. So does The Husband.
Just the other day we had a really good list going for our 2012 house projects:
Phase One: Finish the Upstairs
1-Master Bath New Vanity Paint room Paint cabinet Organize cabinets/drawers Build towel storage Build small shelf for TV
Master Bath re-do HERE
Install new cabinet & vanity Paint New shower curtain
Build towel storage
*Build closet playhouse
*Make tiny ‘built-in’ kitchen for playhouse
*Build small wall of cubbies
*Get twin bed
*New comforter/curtains/tiny bean-bag chair
*Find 2 small wooden chairs
Phase Two–Den Project
*Mr. Max (the contractor) :
*Remove walls-insert steel beams
*Install recessed lighting
*Install new H Vac vents
*Add walnut inlay to flooring
While Max does this we will:
*Install new internet jack
*Get wall ready to install TV
*Paint existing shelves
*Paint walls and trim
*Start built-in bookshelves around the fireplace
What a great plan! And we were right on schedule until…
last Monday, our contractor Max called, and wanted to start the den project 2 weeks early!
While I was shouting: “What about THE LIST??? “, The Husband called him and told him to come on over!
This has been very exciting but it’s left our list unfinished and all out of order.
We had to leave the bedroom/playroom undone…
This is how we left it:
sigh…unfinished. But we’ll get back to the upstairs as SOOOOON as possible! (We’re kinda under the gun with the playhouse because Ellie’s seen it and she’s ready to play in the new playhouse!)
Back to the downstairs…
In an effort to regain control, I made a few executive decisions like having the electrician do some of the small projects that The Husband was going to do. And The Husband made a few executive decisions like getting Max to build the shelving around the fireplace instead of doing it himself!
He and I have got to decide which one of us is the actual executive around here! 🙂
Have you ever thought about taking out a wall and making 1 big room out of 2 smaller rooms?
I’m told it’s not hard, unless of course the wall is load-bearing…
Then you have to build supports first…
Two steel beams, weighing roughly 600 lbs. went up last Thursday…
Mr. Max, who prays with his crew every morning before he starts work, turned to me while the guys were holding the beams in place, grinning from ear to ear he said: “are you praying?”
“Well if I wasn’t, I am now!”
All went well and we now have an open space!
Saturday was a busy day…
The Husband primed and painted the bookshelves that will go back up and blend in with the built-in bookshelves around the fireplace and I painted the trim and walls in the new side of the room, I’ll have to touch up when the job is finished but I wanted to get a head start.
(The pups are about to pack their tiny suitcases and move out!)
When you do projects do you make a list and stick to it?
Stay tuned…I’m certain that organization will reign very soon but in the mean-time I’m learning a lot about my one-word for 2012…