House Projects On the List

I am hankering to get house projects done. It's a super good time to be doing that since I can't take my arm out of this sling for 8 weeks and winter is around the corner. My timing is impeccable. Regardless of my timing, lists are my thing, and my thing will not be denied. I narrowed it down to the top 6 projects I reeeeeeeeeeeeeally want LB us to do. I'll list the project in bold and then any other thoughts, steps, resources below it. Get it? Got it? Good! (Is that from Full House?)

Board and Batten in Hallway


After seeing this brilliantness on Young House Love a year ago, I have wanted to do it in our hallway. It's cheap and would be a good primer for our crown molding project! If anyone was looking to get us a $60 present and spend a day with us getting us started, this would be the way to go.

Paint Trim and Shutters Outside Black


Enough said. The paint is already purchased and we just either need to do it or hire someone to paint (a crime against DIY laws).

Paint Front Door Screen Black or REMOVE


Since the picture below is what we are going for and we have already painted the front door black, this white and gold screen door isn't really doing it for me. But OOOOOOO, do I like the tall shutters flanking the door in this picture below.... I wonder if the scale would look totally wackadoo on our house.

white house

Remove Wall Between Kitchen and Living Room


I've already posted about getting contractors bids to remove this wall and I am pretty pumped about it. The island we are going to put in its place? Well, it's inspired by two things: the current butcher block rolly cart in the kitchen and Angie and Preston's place.


Crown Molding Throughout All of First Floor


You might have asked yourself, "What crown molding project?" Well, this one is your answer. On the WHOLE first floor. Just look at those bare ceilings. ("TREANA! Make us pretty!!!!!") The walls will not be denied. Again, this YHL tutorial has been my go to. We've already acquired the Kreg Crown Jig (it's about $30) and they only sell it at Lowe's or on Amazon. There's also this option if we want to pump up the crown in certain rooms. We've also got some awesome friends who have a Dewalt Saw. Query: do you think getting the saw and setting it on the dining room table is too obvious? Is there such a thing as too obvious?

Dining Table


Friends. Something needs to be done with this orangey-yellow thing. Katie send me this pin and thinks we should do this for the dining. I am inclined to agree. What are your thoughts? I like the midcentury modern lines of it and it is heavy as snot and could last a good long while, so I don't necessarily want to replace it.

So who wants to come be my house fairy? Should only take you a few weeks... I pay in beer, food, and hugs.