Last week I wrote about making lists and prioritizing your DIY goals. So today, I put together our 2015 DIY to-do list, which includes some pretty lofty goals. We may not get all of these done, but it will sure feel good checking these things off of our list if we do.
Join me for our monthly DIY challenges called the #30DayFlip! These challenges have really helped me progress with some of my unfinished projects.
DIY To-Do List 2015:
(see links for “after” pictures)
Master Bath Refresh (all completed projects are linked)
- Replace flooring
- New plumbing hardware
- New mirror (or frame the old one)
- Frame in bathtub / shower
Replace sill / trim around windowfinished 1/8/15 – come and see! New window coveringfinished 1/8/15 Paint shelving above toiletfinished 1/8/15 Patch drywall where there was damagefinished + painted Paintfinished! See what colors we chose.
(or paint) vanityfinished! Painted the vanity for now to save $$ Create storage solutions (we have no linen closet!)finished! created built-in shelving + added a linen closet New lightingfinished! see our new vanity light 2/2015
Kitchen (Phase II Upgrades) see the most recent post here:
- Paint cabinetry (again)
- Finish island
- Finish faux leaded glass on second set of cabinets (a future post).
- Update pantry
- New dishwasher. (it’s on it’s last leg)
- New sink (farmhouse style?)
- Possibly new faucet.
Home Lighting Upgrade (link to our project below):
- Update builders-grade lighting throughout the house
- Dining area
- Daughter’s Bedroom
Guest & Kids’ Rooms Refresh:
- Son’s room – refresh (he wants to start adding more stuff that’s his style – he’s 15)
- Daughter’s room (she’s 11, this is our June project)
- Created pretty wall organizers, come see!
- Guest bedroom (in basement) – finish the space, add carpet, cover French doors
Master Bedroom (a link to our Ikea closet addition):
- Finish trayed ceiling (paint / stencil)
- Build window seats
Room-darkening curtainsfinished! Come see!
- Replace mattress
- Refresh bedding
- Better storage solutions
- Retain the corner fireplace as the dog’s house?
Master Bedroom, current state:
Family Room – finished feature wall:
Two story feature wall– finished!! (See the after) Add trim on this wall– finished!! (DIY tutorial)
Before: family room feature wall
Family room, after (See where it was featured!)
Craft Room Build & Styled (link to my “inspiration” room here):
- The future craft room is nothing but studs, and is an extension of our private storage area, so this is a ground-up DIY. I may need longer than a 30 day challenge to tackle this space.
Below: future craft room?
Woodshop / Furniture Builds (below):
Mark wants to do more furniture builds–in progress! See our new “woodworking” section …and publish woodworking plans– he did!
- Insulate exterior walls for warmth
Continue expanding storage options & tool supply
- Install a dust collection system
- Paint the walls and floor
Garage woodshop, before:
See our updated woodshop (as of May 2015)
- Right now it’s a matter of furnishing and styling it. With everything else going on, I hope we can get to this.
- Finish stairs / risers
- Finish the bar / entertainment area
- Finish bathroom addition (future blog post)
Deck / Outdoor Living space:
The entire deck needs to be refinished.
- Deck — Add More Sun Protection. We talk about creating an outdoor living space with canopies / new chairs. The deck faces directly west and gets afternoon heat.
Update mailbox (rusting)– finished! (See post) Repurpose the kids’ cedar playset– finished! gave away on Craigslist
Deck (before powerwash)
Next up, stain (for the #30DayFlip May outdoor challenge)
Come see the deck, after!
- Old picture below. Finish the slipcover for our Arhaus Brynn couch (to buy a replacement was over $1500). Whew! I need to become a better seamstress. Even though I DIYed my first upholstery project, this sewing project was a bit ambitious and has me stumped. Plus my sewing machine broke.
- Reupholster an old 1930’s soft that’s still sitting in the garage
Purple plum tree-keep your fingers crossed that she survives this winter— update, she’s gone. Now we have to have her removed.
- Landscape issues – our plants die quickly and we may have a fungus or something going on in our front landscape and will need some major TLC.
Thanks for following along!