Oct 28 10
by cara
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Home Projects Upstairs To-Do List

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I haven’t shared any room makeovers or home projects lately because I feel like I’m being pulled in about 100 different directions!  We’re working on The Littlest Apple’s room.  I also decided to change the Guest Bedroom to the Playroom, and the old playroom/loft area will now be a TV room and sitting area, so we’re in the middle of moving all of the toys around.  My husband just started working from home 3-5 days a week (yay!!), but that moved our home office up on the priority list too.  So here is the big to-do list (for the upstairs at least…I’ve got a whole ‘nother list for downstairs!).  I plan to cross off, add to this list, and link up my posts as we make progress.

The Littlest Apple’s Room:

  • apply poly coat to bed and headboard (goal is to complete this by Sunday evening!  This bed is taking up our whole garage, and I’m ready to have this DONE!)

image from Knock Off Wood

  • purchase baskets for under bed
  • art for over bed (I’m thinking about free-handing a painting of a firetruck and/or Curious George to go with his Curious George sheets)

image from Pottery Barn Kids

image from Raising Olives

  • Quiet Time basket
  • decorative accessories


  • finish cleaning out closet
  • decide on color scheme and layout for room
  • paint
  • move Expedit shelf
  • curtains?
  • fabric pennant for over window
  • purchase/build additional toy shelving/cabinets for toys

image from Pottery Barn Kids

  • remove closet doors and replace with fabric curtains
  • decorative accessories (maps?  globe collection?)

Loft/Sitting Area: (no real vision for this room yet…)

  • hang flatscreen TV
  • build/purchase cabinet and shelving for TV niche
  • new chair/chaise
  • replace coffee table
  • decorative accessories
  • add fake beams to ceiling
  • change light fixture

Home Office:

  • declutter and organize closet
  • declutter and organize desk (ours is black)

image from Young House Love

image from Jones Design Company

  • refinish extra desk or purchase a new one
  • new desk chair(s)
  • build/purchase shelving and cabinets for crafting supplies
  • curtains
  • bulletin/inspiration board
  • wall art/decorative accessories

Master Bedroom:

  • paint touch ups
  • build headboard

  • art for over bed
  • lamps for nightstands
  • sunburst or other style mirror for over nightstands
  • build/purchase shelving/cabinets for a built-in look
  • make book page wreath for reading corner

Image from Living With Lindsay

Master Bathroom:

  • paint walls (using same color as Master Bedroom, maybe use painted wallpaper idea (shown above) here?)
  • paint cabinets
  • change light fixture
  • frame out mirror or replace with 2 mirrors
  • window treatment
  • decorative accessories

Bedroom Closet:

  • essentially, make my closet look as lovely as this one (except that it’s my husband’s closet too):

What home projects are you working on right now?

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  1. Hi, you have such a great idea of what to do 🙂 I have just blogged about the first 4 stages of my little man’s big boy bedroom.

    I used art rails from Ana White, up-cycled bookshelves and a bed and included a magnetic wall. He is VERY keen on Winnie The Pooh so I am holding off on painting any murals etc so we have an eclectic theme of Dragons, Castles, Knights meets Aliens meets Pooh Bear… All of his favourite things.

    Have a look – it’s no where near as awesome as your ideas but I am very proud! Please comment if you do visit – I’d be chuffed as, sitting here in New Zealand 🙂

  2. We did rain gutter bookshelves recently in our son’s bedroom and they’ve working out great! This is ideal for books that’re odd-sized or too great-looking to simply stack on a regular bookshelf.

  3. Courtney permalink

    Can I hire you to come decorate
    My new house? All that stuff is awesome!

  4. I love to do lists! So fun and inspirational. We just finished decorating the playroom, but we need to do so much more around the house. I’m getting overwhelmed thinking about it:-).

  5. wow what a project list..love list so cant wait to see how this unfolds!!

  6. Great! Thank for information, I’m looking for it for a long time,

  7. Wish I’d found this blog earlier. Some really great posts.Very interesting. I hadn’t thought of some of these things before. Thanks.

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