Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Our LONG to-do list :)

So...here's a look at our massive to-do list. I haven't even added anything for the back of the house yet. Right now, we are focusing on getting the front of the house ready before moving on to the back. We will update this list as things get scratched off. Stay tuned!


  1. Paint family room
  2. New TV stand
  3. Paint trim 
  4. paint laundry doors
  5. painted patio doors
  6. Paint outside of office door
  7. Buy Furniture
  8. Paint accent Table
  9. Get bamboo blinds
  10. Get white curtains
  11. Get accent pillows
  12. Buy rug
  13. nick nacks for walls
  14. Paint coffee table

4th of July House Rehab

The hubby and I spent the extended 4th of July holiday doing what we do best...working on our house. We  started working on our formal living/dining room Saturday - and we are still working lol. The beau started by painting our ceilings. I don't know what the previous owners were thinking, but all of the ceilings in this house were paint sky blue.

And all of the trim, molding, doors, and etc. were painted a dusty/dirty/beige color. It's truly horrid! Everything just looks so old and dingy. And while the house is old...I can tell it was recently painted this color. While painting, we discovered that the original trim was actually painted pink. That's actually understanding considering when the house was built. However, I just don't understand  why someone would choose to cover that with layers of "dirty beige" lol.

Before getting started we had to also fill in a few holes in the trim with wood putty. The previous owners left unfilled nail holes after the trim was installed. So to make things look a little more professional, we filled them! Sadly, the kitchen, den, and etc. have been this way. At least they caulked the trim in this room though. The kitchen and den weren't even caulked, sigh.

Anywho, after filling holes and what not, we got to work. Hubby primed and then painted the ceiling with Sherwin Williams' ceiling paint. That paint was a bust and the ceiling now looks patchy. We will likely have to go over it a 3rd time before it looks nice.

As for everything else (doors, trim, molding, door frames) I put on two coats of Zinsser 1-2-3 Primer Plus, and then followed it up  with two coats of Ben Moore's Advance paint in Super White. I can't speak highly enough of Ben Moore's paint! It the best! I will do another post of Ben Moore vs. Sherwin Williams later.

So here's a look at what we have so far....

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