It hasn’t even been a week and we’ve already crossed something off our list (Yay us!). We also have already changed an item on the list. We changed #100 from buy shelves for the garage to install a utility sink. We already had two tall shelves and we just needed one more. It seemed like silly task to have on the list. When we were re-organizing the garage, we realized how much we really could use a utility sink in there. I hate going upstairs to was my hands after gardening.
To help us organize ideas, we’ve started using Pinterest to collect images and eventually create inspiration boards (like I need another reason to be on Pinterest). Here are a couple pins on our list.
#7. More flexible seating
Eventually (like in a few years) we’ll probably get a new couch. It is on our list after all. One thing we need in the TV room is the ability to seat more people when we need to. The couch will seat 3 people comfortable and 4 if you don’t mind being close to someone. We have the lounge chair for a 5th person. Anymore than 5 in the room (plus Izzy) and the floor becomes the only option. We’re think a window seat of some kind or maybe something really easy like these floor pillows would work.
#11. Install storage and finish entry closet
This one has been on our to do list since before we even moved in. I really want something like the picture below but the question is what would we do with all our shoes and coats? They’d have to live somewhere else, but where?
#21. Build a greenhouse
After last years tomato crop fail, we decided we need a greenhouse. The weather never stayed hot enough and our tomatoes either rotted on the vine because of cold and moisture or we had to harvest them when they weren’t ripe. It was a shame because we had dozens and dozens of tomatoes we couldn’t eat. Even something small this this would be awesome.
from Kekklia Gardens
#44. Complete the modern travel collage display for dining room
I’ve been in love with this thing since I saw it on Pinterest. We display all our travel and holiday pictures via a digital frame we got when we got married. I have all these amazing pictures (mostly from my iphone) from my work travels. I was thinking up using them to make this. I have other ideas too.
#47. Organize spice drawer
I think this has been on my list in every place I’ve ever lived in. When I was in Zambia last, Micah tried to make a recipe that required a few spices. He couldn’t find anything in the drawer because I wasn’t around to tell him what was what. We have a pull out spice drawer like in the picture (our is wider) but we need some uniformed spice jars and system for organizing them.
#55. Finish toilet area in master bath
Maybe I should just say finish master bathroom. We have the shelves up behind the toilet but we still need storage containers. I also want it to look put together but not cluttered. Maybe something like this:
#65. Create storage in the laundry area
I think it was pretty smart of us to put our washer and dry on the top floor of our house where most of what we wash is stored. We have a great washer/dryer but the area in general but we need storage and styling. I think this would be pretty doable though our units are taller.
from My Home Ideas
#78. Replace nightstands in the orange room
The nightstands (and the mattress) in guest room are awful. The look cheap and are awkward looking. I think something simple like this would be perfect.
from Pinterest (source link doesn’t work)
#90. Install solar panels
This might be the one thing on the list that won’t actually get done. I started doing research on solar panels and it’s going to cost a lot – like more than we bought our car for. Despite that, we still really want to go with solar panels. Our house is prime for it. We are the tallest house around and we’re on a hill. There are no tall trees around us that would block our roof. We’re going to do more research and figure out if saving monthly for the next few years is doable.
from Art Tec
#100. Install Utility Sink (new)
We need a sink in that garage. Something simple and cheap. I like this but it may be too pretty for the garage.
from Active Rain
If I had to guess, I’d say the next big project we’ll undertake will be #4, the barn door. I think the next small project will probably be #42, a salad box planter for the deck. I have some seeds from last year and put in an order for some escarole seeds over the weekend.
What have you checked off your list recently?