So, half way through the year I thought it time to do a little update on the Home To-Do Lists:
- Replace banister and newel posts with something far more modern
- Eventually repaint with a more interesting colour but only when it needs repainting
Paint built in shelf unit to make it disappear– DONE Fill in holes in the wall where electrician made a mistake with a new light switch-DONE
- repaint walls in a pale beige to tie in with the rest of the house and look cleaner (currently sporting a relatively inoffensive peachy colour wash)
- repaint ceiling to cover watermark left by old leak
- replace spotlights and maybe add a pendant over the breakfast bar/table
- fix dripping tap – you know when it’s dripping but not enough to do anything about it?
- install blinds and/or other window dressing – we recently had a new window fitted and I refused to put the scabby vertical blinds back up
- replace side door into porch for better security and to hide the piles of recycling in the side porch
- do something with the breakfast bar/table – it doesn’t look substantial enough at the minute and it may be the bar itself or the cheap looking chairs – POSSIBLE NEW CHAIRS SOURCED AND MEASURED AND THEY DIDN’T FIT BOO!
- Replace sockets/switches to match the rest of the house (black nickel) – SOON!
- Replace patio door with bi-folding door – WE MIGHT HAVE CHANGED OUR MINDS ON THAT
- Add a rug – the problem with this one is that my husband hates rugs and this is his “man zone”
- Buy either freestanding shelving unit or install built in shelving against one whole wall
- Get a computer chair that matches the desk and doesn’t squeak
- Get a second lounging or club chair for when we’re both sorting through finances/house plans etc. so I don’t have to perch on whatever kids ride-on toy that happens to have been left in there
- Install a pelmet to disguise the fact the door trim is very wonky
- This is a long room with the TV as the focal point – I’m not bothered about the TV being the focal point but I am struggling to fill such a large space without adding too many pieces of furniture – INTERIOR DESIGNER SAID THE CURRENT LAYOUT WAS THE BEST OPTION
- Possibly add a feature wall treatment
Upgrade old settees with a corner or ideally a U shaped suite– DONE (ALTHOUGH WE MIGHT NEED TO BUY AN EXTRA CHAIR)!
- Replace curtains depending on settee choice – CURRENTLY LOOKS OKAY
- Replace patio doors with bi-fold doors – expensive!
- Get photos of my daughter put on the wall
- Buy a large coffee table or get one made as we can’t find what we want anywhere – ACTUALLY FOUND SOME CONTENDERS AT LEAST
- Upgrade radiator to a modern design or buy a radiator cover to hide the current one
- Repaint the walls in grey as per our master en-suite – that looks really smart and has the same tiles so we know it will look great
- Buy a new towel and art/vase or something in a funky colour
- Possibly upgrade the mirror or frame it
- Decide on layout and install – LAYOUT DECIDED AND COSTED SO AWAITING MEGA SALE OR LOTTERY WIN
Fill in hole in ceiling where electrician made a mistake with the position of the light– DONE!
Move old lounge settees in here eventually– DONE!
- Buy large storage unit of get fitted shelving and cabinets installed – expensive!
Put up mirror once seating is in place– DONE AND LOOKS FABULOUS!
- Re-frame and put pictures up
- New flooring
- Plaster walls
- Paint walls
- Paper feature wall – we already have the Nina Campbell paper as it was a bargain from eBay
- Buy new pots
- Buy new settees and furniture
- Possibly replace polycarbonate roof with glass depending on structural calculations
- Buy new doormats – possibly insert them into the new floor
- Install new sockets/switches – BOUGHT AT LEAST!
- Install new lights/fans – sort out wiring since roofer nailed though the existing cable – SOON!