2011 Home Task List

Here is what you have to look forward to in terms of home improvement on this blog in 2011.

My 2011 Home Task List -


Paint blue window trim.
Add grilles to windows.
Paint front door black.
Buy & install front door knocker.
Paint side door black.
Install whale door knocker.
Paint shutters black.
Replace house numbers.
Buy & install a new mailbox, or mail slot.
Paint front storm door black.
Build a deck off the family room.
Widen and lengthen the driveway.
Front yard landscaping.
Plant an herb garden.
Rear yard landscaping.
Power-wash & waterseal the fence.
Replace front & side lights.
Install box frames under chair rail in dining room.
Install crown molding in dining room.
Paint dining room.
Paint road-side Hutch.
Paint Craig’s List furniture.
Paint kitchen cabinets white.
Install new slate countertops.
Install new undermount sink.
Install new tile backsplash.
Build & install cabinets for the butler’s pantry.
Remove old laminate, and install new butcherblock countertop in butler's pantry.
Install crown molding in kitchen and above cabinets.
Remove built-in shelving from guest bedroom.
Paint guest bedroom.
Buy lamps for nightstands in guest bedroom.
Re-upholster Craig’s List chairs.
Remove and replace fish tiles in the shower.
Hang artwork & photos.
Make headboard for guest bed.
Buy stools for kitchen island.
Replace contractor grade light fixtures throughout the house.
Paint 'goldness' on fireplace insert.
Come up with a more permenant solution for the TV area.
Some how separate the dining room from the front entrance.
Hang curtains and shades in the dining room.
Hang remaining curtain over kitchen sink.

It's going to be a good (and busy) year.


  1. Is that all? ;) Good luck, Chelsey! You can do it...

  2. I look forward to reading about each task :)

  3. wowee! I am overwhelmed by your list! Sometimes my husband and I try to make a list like that for our house but I just end up getting freaked out by all there is to do! Just remember- you are never really done so make enjoying it as you go the bigger goal :)

  4. @ Brooke & @E@Oh!Apostrophe - It's really not THAT bad :) It's mostly little things...and there is less than 50 items, so we would only need to do 1/week. And there is no guarentee we'll get everything done; but we can sure try!

  5. Quite a list but looking forward to reading about each task! :)

  6. Your list is as long as the one in my head. I decided to only officially proclaim a few of them as goals so I don't fell overwhelmed like last year. A lot of yours are fairly easy to do like buying lamps and stools.

  7. I suggest a Painting Party in the Summer :-)

  8. a busy year for sure - enjoy checking everything off the list!

  9. I love to-do lists! Yours is inspiring.

  10. Steps and Approach just define by by one...
    Thanks a lot.