Future Projects

Our project list is seemingly endless.

Living Room/Foyer/Hallway
  • Sell unwanted items (old game systems, etc.).
  • Clean the storage trunk.
  • Make burlap signs.
  • Cover pillows with fabric.
  • Sort through and organize DVD's.
  • Sort through and organize CD's.
  • Scent the cinnamon broom.
  • Repaint and decorate old shutters.
  • Build a large clock.
  • Create wreaths for each season.
  • Create a family tree wall.
  • Buy a throw afghan.
  • Buy antique milk bottles to use for vases.
  • Buy a thrift store mirror to place beside the front door.
  • Build a shelf in lieu of a faux fireplace.
  • Make a monogram for the mantel.
  • Create mantels for each season.
  • Buy more milk glass, particularly a hobnail milk glass pitcher.
  • Use an old window to create a picture collage.
  • Buy an iPod and dock.
  • Refinish buffet/sideboard/media center.
  • Make or a buy a coat rack, umbrella holder, and key holder.
  • Buy a PS3 or PS4.
  • Buy a leather sectional.
  • Buy a leather power recliner.
  • Buy a rocking chair or wingback chair.
Dining Room
  • Create table runners and/or placemats.
  • Find a basket to hold cloth napkins.
  • Create a family silverware project.
  • Create a GIVE THANKS sign.
  • Create an EAT sign.
  • Refinish barstools.
  • Sell current dining set.
  • Pick up family dining set from in-laws.
  • Build a buffet or cabinet to hold china.
Kitchen
  • Continue working on pickle jar canisters.
  • Grow wheatgrass in pail for window.
  • Plant something (possibly faux ivy>) in grandmother's colander.
  • Continue making and storing homemade pantry staples.
  • Continue canning items.
  • Continue buying thrift store glassware.
  • Buy condiment bottles.
  • Buy a new manual can opener.
  • Make magnetized buttons or clothespin magnets to hold important notes and recipes on the refrigerator.
  • Buy new Lysol scrubbers.
  • Reorganize and label spice jars.
  • Buy new dish towels.
  • Toss old prescriptions and OTC medicines, and reorganize medicine cabinet.
  • Buy scoops for sugar and flour.
  • Etch names on oil bottles.
  • Make a measuring cup and spoon holder.
  • Create a holder for sponges and brushes.
  • Buy new Pyrex and Mason jars as necessary.
  • Permanently label all Pyrex and Rubbermaid containers.
  • Replace salt and pepper grinders--again (Kamenstein, you disappoint me).
  • Revise food inventory document--or create an app for that!
  • Develop an app for recipes.
  • Buy a tablet for recipes and food inventory.
  • Replace Coca-Cola dishware with Corelle.
  • Continue buying Fiesta cookware.
  • Replace slow cooker (ours got a little overheated near the stove, and the control panel melted a bit!).
  • Determine storage solution for cookbooks.
  • Buy a food processor.
  • Buy a griddle.
  • Buy a knife storage strip.
  • Buy a meat tenderizer.
  • Buy a comfort mat.
  • Build a better garbage can.
  • Buy a freezer.
  • Obtain my grandmother's scale.
Master Bedroom
  • Sort through clothing.
  • Finish organizing shoes.
  • Sort through jewelry.
  • Hang pictures.
  • Sell unwanted gold jewelry.
  • Clean out and organize junk drawers.
  • Rehang purses on the black peg board.
  • Organize hats on the black peg board.
  • Organize accessories.
  • Hang clothing on flat hangers.
  • Buy new sheets and a new comforter.
  • Repaint the hope chest, and use it to store linens.
  • Touch up the paint on the chest of drawers.
  • Buy, build, or create a new bed.
  • Buy and refinish bedside tables.
  • Buy or build a new bookshelf.
  • Buy or sew new thermal drapes.
En Suite Bathroom
  • Hang make-up board.
  • Create a board to hang towels.
  • Create remaining make-up organizers.
  • Make our own toiletries and store them in nice plastic containers.
  • Clean antique Listerine bottle.
  • Buy new bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths.
  • Buy another garbage can.
  • Buy waffle weave shower curtain.
  • Buy another bath rug.
Nursery
  • Finish sewing curtains.
  • Reupholster glider.
  • Buy bumpers and bedding for Abe's crib.
  • Create wall decor from embroidery hoops and fabric.
  • Build a bedside table with a place for Abe's books.
  • Build a bookshelf for Abe's books.
  • Refinish daybed for Abe.
Guest Bedroom / Home Office
  • Sell unwanted items on eBay or donate them to Goodwill.
  • Fix lamp.
  • Label all electrical cords.
  • Build a desk.
  • Sort through financial records, and shred as many as possible.
  • Buy or build a guest bed.
  • Build a bedside table.
  • Buy an alarm clock.
Bathroom
  • Create a decorative toilet paper holder.
  • Buy another toilet brush.
  • Make our own toiletries and store them in nice plastic containers.
  • Buy new bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths.
  • Buy waffle weave shower curtain and hooks.
Laundry Area
  • Continue making homemade cleaners.
  • Paint the laundry baskets white.
  • Frame the burlap laundry sign.
  • Begin using reusable dryer sheets.
  • Create an ironing pad to be stored atop the dryer.
  • Sell old ironing board.
  • Buy an antique washboard.
  • Create homemade Oxy Clean and store it in an apothecary jar.
  • Create homemade laundry detergent, and store it in an apothecary jar.
  • Buy antique clothespins and store them in an apothecary jar.
  • Create a clothing sorter or sorting system.
Garage/Outdoors/Miscellaneous
  • Clean out box in the hall closet. (Updated 07/07/2014)
  • Have a yard sale, and donate items not sold. (Updated 07/07/2014)
  • Finish started projects. (Updated 07/07/2014)
  • Convert home videos to DVD.
  • Scan pictures and scrapbook them.
  • Organize travel toiletries.
  • Finish Jeep notebook.
  • Organize candle making supplies.
  • Organize finances.
  • Shred unwanted receipts.
  • Review credit reports, correct errors, and close accounts.
  • Ensure that all paperwork is scanned, backed up, and safe.
  • Create a “legacy drawer."
  • Organize house filing cabinet.
  • Organize desktop computer.
  • Organize bookmarks.
  • Organize netbook.
  • Clean out e-mail.
  • Clean up social networking profiles (Facebook, Google+, etc.).
  • Make birdseed decor.
  • Create a card box.
  • Make stenciled reusable shopping bags.
  • Organize craft room supplies.
  • Continue learning how to knit, crochet, sew, quilt, and decorate cakes.
  • Grow another herb garden.
  • Find or make a holder for the broom, dustpan, and Swiffer.
  • Create a miniature garbage can for the Jeep.
  • Purchase new luggage.
  • Create an emergency box in the Jeep.
  • Buy new car mats for the Jeep.
  • Detail the Jeep.
  • Have the Jeep repainted.
  • Have the Jeep's exterior touched up.
  • Recreate the hurricane kit.
  • Finish Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace plan.

Wow. That is indeed quite a list, isn't it? And what happens if we move into a house that we own rather than rent? Clearly, I will never be finished with my project list!

Erin

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