Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Wrap Up of Our Old Home

Because we have already sold our very first home, it seemed like it was time for me to get rid of the Never-Ending House To-Do's Link at the top of my page. It was hard for me to just delete the link, but it seemed like the perfect time when I got my blog makeover a few days ago. So, you'll now notice that that link is officially gone. However, because I turn this blog into books to keep for my family, I want to save the list of everything we did on our old house, so I thought I'd do a recap post.

When it's all written out like this, it looks like a lot. But when we listed our home and I was trying to list it out for our realtor, it didn't seem like we had done that much.

Without further ado, here is the official list of everything we did in the five years that we lived in our very first home!!

Outside To-Do's

DO MAJOR overhaul in BACKYARD
  1. Remove Pond (5/2008)
  2. Remove all Weeds (6/18/10)
  3. Install Sod (6/16/10)
  4. Fix Sprinkler System for Sod and Drip System for Top of Retaining Wall Plants (6/17/10)
  5. Install Sand Box
  6. Rent Jackhammer (5/31/10)
  7. Jackhammer out old cement by patio (where old Planter Box used to be) (5/31/10)
  8. Rent Dump Truck to Haul Concrete (6/15/10)
  9. Haul Concrete and Rock and Old Items on Side of House (6/15/10)
  10. Knock out Old Planter (5/2008)
  11. Buy Play Structure (with swing, tower, and slide) (5/31/10)
  12. Build Play Structure for Connor (6/15/10)
  13. Lay Wood Chips Under Play Structure (6/16/10)
  14. Build Deck (6/12/10)
  15. Stain Deck (6/24/10)
  16. Install Pavers and Rock on Old Patio (6/12/10)
  17. Buy 3 Planters for New Patio and Buy Plants to fill them (9/6/10)
  18. Buy 1 yard of filler dirt for Top Portion of Wall (6/15/10)
  19. Fill Dirt in on Top Portion of Wall (6/16/10)
  20. Sweep Patio (6/18/10)
  21. Finish Patio Roof (11/8/12)
  22. Install Ceiling Fan Outside on Patio (6/24/10)
  23. Lay Wood chips on Top Portion of Wall (6/16/10)
  24. Plant New Plants on Top Portion of Wall (6/18/10)
  25. Paint Retaining Wall (6/18/10)
  26. Finish Retaining Wall by Installing Capstone
  27. Build New Fence
Front Yard To-Do's
  1. Take Out Front Pond (5/10/08)
  2. Buy Lawn Mower (2007)
  3. Install Flag Holder (6/24/08)
  4. Fill Old Pond with Dirt and Plant New Plants (3/26/09)
  5. Build Retaining Wall with Bricks in Yard
  6. Lay Wood Chips (5/10/08)
  7. Buy Planters for Front of House (3/14/10)
  8. Set them up and Put Plants in (3/14/10)
  9. Remove White Picket Fence (3/14/10)
  10. Clean up Old Fence Posts (3/14/10)
Inside To-Do's
Master Bedroom and Bathroom
  1. Paint Master Bathroom (11/8/12)
  2. Remove faux wall in Master Bedroom; Put up New Drywall (6/08)
  3. Install Carpet in Master Closet (4/08)
  4. Repair flooring (after removing the fireplace) (6/08)
Guest Bedroom and Bathroom
  1. Install Shelves in Bedroom (4/10)
  2. Decorate Shelves (4/10)
  3. Paint Bedroom (4/08)
  4. Install Carpet in Guest Bedroom (4/08)
  5. Install Curtain Rod and Pick Out Curtains for Closet in Guest Bedroom (9/08)
  6. Install Light Fixture Kit (to existing fan) in Guest Bedroom (4/10)
  7. Install Ceiling Fan in Guest Bedroom (6/08)
  8. Remove laminate floor in Guest Bathroom; Lay Tile (6/08)
  9. Paint Bathroom (6/08)
Big Boy Room
  1. Paint the room green (5/22/11)
  2. Paint the floorboards white (6/11)
  3. Buy monkey decorations for room (4/11)
  4. Buy a monkey bedspread for the queen bed (7/11)
  5. Build the crib for this room (8/16/11)
  6. Put bedding in crib (8/16/11)
  7. Put monkey decorations up (6/11)
  8. Clean out closet (currently used as storage) (8/16/11)
  9. Move Connor's clothes from nursery to big boy room (8/16/11)
  10. Install/Create/Sew Curtains (8/11)
Nursery
  1. Remove large wooden contraption in room (4/2008)
  2. Re-build closet (6/2008)
  3. Install Closet Organizer and Shelves (12/08)
  4. Put up wainscotting (12/08)
  5. Repair Holes in Wall (6/2008)
  6. Lay Hardwood Floor (12/08)
  7. Complete Floor Boards (12/08)
  8. Paint (12/08)
Nursery Conversion for Twins
  1. Remove Winnie-the-pooh border (6/11)
  2. Remove Wallpaper Glue (6/11)
  3. Tape off room (6/11)
  4. Tape off stripes for one wall (6/11)
  5. Paint Room (6/11)
  6. Build Second Crib (5/11)
  7. Raise Connor's old crib and move Crib Tent to Big Boy Room (6/11)
  8. Put bedding in cribs (8/11)
  9. Decorate Walls (6/11)
  10. Buy Letters for "Isabella" (7/11)
  11. Buy Letters for "Aiden" (7/11)
  12. Install both sets of letters on opposite walls (8/11)
Office, Family Room, Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen
  1. Buy Refrigerator (2007)
  2. Lay Hardwood Floor in Office (7/2008)
  3. Fix Hardwood Floor trim in whole house
  4. Install New Light/Ceiling Fan in Living Room (6/08)
  5. Paint Family Room and Kitchen (4/2008)
  6. Paint Dining Room and Living Room (8/2012)
  7. Install Chair Rail in Dining Room and Living Room (7/2012)
  8. Buy Curtains for Living Room
  9. Install Curtain Rods in Family Room (5/2009)
  10. Buy Curtains for Family Room (5/2009)
  11. Buy Curtains for Eat-in Kitchen Area (6/2012)
  12. Add a Pantry Closet into Kitchen
  13. Install Shelves in Eat-in Kitchen area
  14. Install Doggy Door (4/2008)
  15. Build Custom Entertainment Center (April/May 2010)
  16. Install Entertainment Center (5/16/10)
  17. Complete Office
  18. Finish Trim in Office (11/3/12)
  19. Install new Black Granite Sink (1/23/11)
Laundry Room
  1. Paint room (6/2008)
  2. Buy Washer/Dryer
  3. Remove laminate floor in Laundry Room; Lay Tile (6/2008)
Garage
  1. Buy Garage Door Opener (6/2009)
  2. Have it Professionally Installed (6/2009)
  3. Knock Out Work-Bench on Two-Car-Side (6/2009)
  4. Paint Wall Separating Two-Car Side from One-Car Side (11/5/12)
  5. Paint It (I know this may sound a little type A, but it still has the original unfinished wall - NO PAINT at all).

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