My New Old House

Keeping track of the projects and progress in our beautiful new 70-year-old house.

Living/Dining Room: done! (blog post)
  • paint walls (done 5/2012)
  • remove flat screen TV brackets, mounting, and wiring (done 4/2012)
  • install recessed lights/repair ceiling (done 4/2012)
  • paint shutters
  • area rug
Kitchen: target completion: 2014
  • install new recessed lights; remove old spot lights/repair ceiling (done 4/2012)
  • remove door between kitchen and living room (done 4/2012)
  • paint walls
  • remove wall between kitchen and living room
  • create island between two rooms
  • remove small pantry
  • create large walk-in pantry
  • build/continue cabinets along front wall
  • add open shelves to wall on right
  • move refrigerator
  • move microwave
  • move/replace dishwasher
  • new oven and gas range
  • new cabinet fronts
  • new sink
  • new counter tops
  • remove vinyl floors and replace with tile
  • install wood cubbies and shelves in mud room
  • paint (remove?) shutters on windows
Entry: target completion: 2014 (blog post)
  • paint walls (done 5/2012)
  • remove vinyl floors and replace with tile
  • repair coat closet bar and floor
  • paint shutters
  • paint hallways
Hall bath: done! (blog post)
  • remove all tile, flooring, wallpaper, counter top, hardware (done 3/2012)
  • new floor tiles (done 4/2012)
  • new shower tiles with border (done 4/2012)
  • get tub refinished (done 5/2012)
  • new counter top (done 4/2012)
  • new sink/faucet (done 4/2012)
  • new cabinet fronts (done 4/2012)
  • new toilet (done 4/2012)
  • new hardware (done 4/2012)
  • new mirror (done 4/2012)
  • texture/paint walls (done 4/2012)
  • new lighting/repair holes from old lighting (done 4/2012)
  • frame/hang new pictures (done 4/2012)
  • paint shutters
Kids' room: done! (blog post)
  • repair/replace sliding closet doors (done 3/2012)
  • install ceiling fan with light (done 3/2012)
  • paint walls (done 5/2012)
  • paint shutters
  • twin bed for Claire; bedding, etc.
  • wall decor (done 5/2012)
Guest room: done! (well, almost) (blog post)
  • install ceiling fan with light (done 4/2012)
  • repair/replace closet door
  • paint doors to match room (done 5/2012)
  • paint shutters white
Guest bath: done! (blog post)
  • remove all tile, flooring, wallpaper, toilet, vanity, sink, shower (done 3/2012)
  • remove/repair 2 ft. bulkhead above shower (done 3/2012)
  • new floor tiles (done 4/2012)
  • new shower walls, tile, border (done 4/2012)
  • install new plumbing and fixtures (done 4/2012)
  • install new vanity/sink (done 4/2012)
  • install vent (done 4/2012)
  • new cabinet fronts (done 4/2012)
  • new toilet (done 4/2012)
  • new hardware (done 4/2012)
  • new mirror (done 4/2012)
  • install/paint bead board on walls (done 4/2012)
  • paint upper walls, door, and ceiling (done 4/2012)
  • new lighting/repair holes from old lighting (done 4/2012)
  • frame/hang new pictures (done 4/2012)
  • new shower door (done 4/2012)
  • paint shutters
Family room/Den: done!
  • remove wet bar, sink, and cab plumbing (done 4/2012)
  • build closet with coat bar and shelf (done 4/2012)
  • install new handles on closet doors (done 5/2012)
  • fix/fill gap in wood floors
  • frame/hang pictures (done 5/2012)
Master bedroom: done! (blog post)
  • remove built-in cabinets, repair wall  (done 3/2012)
  • install carpet in footprint of removed cabinets  (done 3/2012)
  • remove built-in lights and plugs in back wall  (done 3/2012)
  • repair/replace recessed lighting  (done 4/2012)
  • install ceiling fan  (done 4/2012)
  • paint walls (done 4/2012)
  • hang art/frames (done 5/2012)
Master bath: done! (blog post)
  • remove carpet from sink area  (done 3/2012)
  • install new flooring tile  (done 3/2012)
  • remove tub  (done 3/2012)
  • remove tile floor and walls around tub/shower area  (done 3/2012)
  • install new tub; built bench around back   (done 4/2012)
  • remove glass block window   (done 4/2012)
  • install new window, build frame   (done 4/2012)
  • remove old shower tiles, toilet, and wall between  (done 3/2012)
  • build shower and bench; tile  (done 3/2012)
  • install shower door   (done 4/2012)
  • install new recessed lights above sink  (done 3/2012)
  • replace/remove lights around tub area, repair wall  (done 3/2012)
  • paint walls   (done 4/2012)
  • install new hardware   (done 4/2012)
  • install new cabinets in toilet area   (done 4/2012)
  • install new toilet   (done 4/2012)
  • new cabinet fronts in sink area
  • paint wood frame around sink area
  • hang art (done 5/2012)
Laundry: done!
  • repair/replace wall behind washer  (done 3/2012)
  • fix leak in pipes behind washer  (done 3/2012)
  • install new tile flooring  (done 3/2012)
  • paint walls  (done 4/2012)
  • install shelf above washer/dryer  (done 3/2012)
  • install hooks
Sunroom: target completion: unknown
  • create better work area for JP (new rug? desk? lighting)
  • new desk chair
  • fill in opening between sun room and dining room; knock out wall in middle of sun room and living room (5-year plan)
Outdoors: target completion: summer 2012
  • install outdoor lights in back
  • landscaping (started 3/2012)
  • install bench swing in front
  • install fence between patio and pool

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