current project: living room to-do’s

I am a list maker. My husband is too, although his lists are molecular, mine are paper. Makes for REALLY fun house building at times. My background is in project management. My husband’s background is in loathing project managers. Makes for REALLY fun house building at times.

To keep the newlywed bliss (“newlywed” = ironic since we’ve been an old married couple for 20 years), we have to strategically work through our personality-type differences. I just don’t show him my lists.

Since we are in the home stretch, I thought some motivation was in order. Cue my secret list.

I started to put owners, time estimates and money estimates on this list and it only overwhelmed me. So here it is, just items for us to review and strike off and toast.

Living Room

  • moodboard
  • Make a moodboard for the fireplace
  • drawings for built-ins
  • Floor tiles
  • Grout
  • baseboards
  • Fireplace tile
  • Fireplace built-in
  • Sectional
  • Fireplace rug
  • Ottoman or bench
  • Second rug for round area
  • Chandelier for round area
  • Chandelier for fireplace seating area
  • 2 Table lamps
  • 6 Roman shades (31×72” = 12 yards fabric + lining + interfacing)
  • Repurpose existing sofa
  • Reupholster 2 club chairs


blank round room
Enter a captionLiving room before 

Middle Living Room Area

  • moodboard
  • drawings for built-ins
  • 4 flush-mount ceiling lights
  • Area rug
  • Entry table
  • 2 accent window tables
  • 2 table lamps for window tables
  • Semi-circle entry rug
  • Finish tiling the floor to the stairs
  • baseboards
  • Stairs
  • final tile
  • Decide upon a front door
  • Sheetrock the stair windowsills
  • Prime the stair window walls
  • Paint the stair window walls
  • Sand and lacquer the stair treads
  • Paint the railing rods black to match the black stringers
Middle living room way before



living room to dos


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