Punch List

Like me, you probably have a list of things that you’d like to do around your house. Maybe its an upgrade, an organizational task or a redecorating activity. I frequently feel as though my list only grows longer. At times I feel pretty overwhelmed about the list.

the estate of things chooses to do list cartoon

So I decided to share my journey of marking things off the list with you. My hope is that because I have an audience I may feel more pressure to get things accomplished. The list is a mix of some larger projects and small organizational jobs and it is not prioritized.

As I complete each task, I’ll be sure to explain it in more detail and show a before and after.

Let’s have a look at the list-

1.  Properly accessorize master bath

2.  Properly accessorize hall bath

3.  Have gas logs installed

4.  Purchase and install new exterior doors

5.  Have gutters installed

6.  Trim overgrown camelias in side yard

7.  Install wooden fence in backyard

8.  Grow grass in the backyard

9.  Install edging around perennial planting beds

10. Find large photograph for hall

11. Purchase new sheets for master

12. Purchase rug for sitting room

13. Reupholster floral club chairs

14. Frame mushroom botanical plate

15. Hang botanical plates in hall bath

16. Organize basement closet

17. Organize outdoor utility room

18. Have pillows made for sofa

19. Have sofa professionally cleaned

20. Purchase accent table for living room

21. Purchase petite chest of drawers for closet

22. Frame DC’s newborn foot prints and hang in hall

23. Find DC a big girl bed

24. Upgrade fixtures in master bath

25. Upgrade shower fixtures in hall bath

26. Get West Elm rug dry cleaned

27. Hang shelf on screen porch, accessorize

28. Have new door constructed for outside utility space

29. Cover basement steps in finish material

30. Have kid’s Thonet chairs stripped (2)

31. Rip out and re-tile master shower floor

32. Finish long Schumacher pillow

I have to admit after I finished making this list, the end product is pretty intimidating. Nothing to do but dive in and take it one step at a time. How does your list look comparatively? Anything look familiar?

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  • Amanda-At the point in the renovation when I chose the fixtures I didn’t know I would live there and the tile job on the shower floor is subpar.

  • i really can’t tell you how much better it makes me feel to see your list! if i bothered to write mine out, i know it would be very similar. this is something i should have done by now…maybe it would make me feel less overwhelmed b/c i could see everything? thanks for sharing!

  • I love lists. Sometimes I break things down into even sub points just so I can scratch things off. Otherwise it feels like drowning.

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