Tuesday, September 4, 2012

House Progress IV

Well hello little runner! We ended up going pretty plain for the hallway - it's a high-traffic area so the Pal and I chose a thick jute, with a black border, which we both really like. It was Labor Day this weekend, which means we had an extra day off. And happily, it meant we got some shopping done. We hired a car and hilariously almost didn't fit everything in it! Which I guess is a good sign. A few more things crossed off the list - I'll show them over the coming week. 

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. (Going to wait a bit on this one)

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?) (Mixed responses to this last time! I'm leaving it in just for the record!)


-Put up shower curtain cotton liners
-Think about towel warmer/dryer? (Arrived! Toasty, toasty bathroom with dry towels).

-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. (Got one for my birthday! Thanks AB!)

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

-Line drawers with paper liners

Dining Room/2nd Bedroom
-Research and buy an airbed and linen and guest towels
-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?

-Buy thicker curtains for the front windows
-Buy a lamp
-Buy a cabinet for electronic cords/wires

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

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

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

-Placemats for hot things on dining table
-Polish up dining table
-Vacuum cleaner/Mop + bucket
-Sewing machine (eventually!)
-Braun kitchen blender/chopper

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