Monday, August 13, 2012

House Progress I

Quite a lot of progress on the list in the past week, which is so nice! (Yes, I love a list, and love crossing things off it even more!) I've had a few emails from worried friends/relatives, saying "take it easy - you don't need to do this all immediately." Absolutely we don't - I am just a planner, and wanted to lock in the necessary parts (like having a bed to sleep in).

Anyway, we're loving our new neighbourhood - cafes, restaurants, book shops and bars are all a stone's throw away, as is a bus to the city and a bus to my work. So I'm reveling in being able to walk everywhere and not needing to have a car.

Above is the sideboard we bought for our 'mudroom'. The light's not great as it's under a very bright window, but we needed some more bathroom storage and figured we had a nice amount of space to use the unit as a vanity/linen cupboard/place to keep laundry detergent etc. We're loving it so far - we got it for a steal and I'm going to polish it up a little so the splotches on top will disappear. More photos soon. I also love that if/when we move again, this piece is super versatile as a lounge or bedroom piece and not just as a mini plastic bathroom shelf, which is what I wanted to stay away from.

To-do list: (I'll be posting this weekly as a personal reminder of where we're up to - please feel free to ignore or to play along). Obviously much of this will cost a lot, so we'll do it over time, starting with the most urgent.

-Get a new plug for the sink
-Line cupboards with non-adhesive mats
-Possibly get an eat-in table and chair or a centre butcher's block/workspace.

Butler's Pantry
-Line shelves with non-adhesive mats
-Maybe get curtain to block the pantry from the kitchen? (or go crazy with a beaded curtain?)

-Put up shower curtain cotton liners
-Think about towel warmer/dryer? (Ordered - it's freezing in there and towels stay damp)

-Get extension cord for towel dryer

-Buy a sideboard to house linen and to use as more bench space for the bathroom.
-Buy a washing basket
-Buy a clothes rack

-Maybe buy a plant for the sideboard when we have it

-Buy a mattress
-Buy a bed base
-Buy new, darker curtains
-Buy wall hooks for the picture rails

-Buy a mirror for the back of the wall
-Buy a rug

-Line drawers with paper liners

Dining Room/2nd Bedroom
-Research and buy an airbed and linen and guest towel
-Buy dining table (more on this later this week!)
-Buy dining chairs
-Buy rug (this is a lease condition)

Lounge room
-Buy couch (ordered but not arrived)
-Buy coffee table
-Buy rug
-Buy a large plant - maybe a Fiddle Fig?

Study nook/Entraceway
-Buy small desk for this space
-Buy a chair/stool, too

-Buy a little lamp

-Buy a rug (runner style) - this is a lease condition

-Vacuum cleaner/Mop + bucket
-Sewing machine (eventually!)
-Braun kitchen blender/chopper

1 comment:

  1. Looks pretty good and more importantly, functional! Here's to crossing things off your list


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