2010 To Do

2010 is going to be THE year of renovations here at Brick City Love. I can feel it. It is going to be the year we get out of boxes and start living in our home, instead of simply existing. Considering every room needs doing, it’s quite a list.

This year, however, we’re going to be a little more realistic with timelines. If nothing else, last summer taught us what can and cannot be done in a given amount of time. everything takes longer and costs more than you expect. So ~ without further adieu ~ I bring you our 2010 plan!

1st Quarter {Jan, Feb, Mar}

  1. Finish Bedroom
    – Hang Curtains
    – Install Closet
    – Finish Shoe Organizer
    – Make Headboard 
    – Install Lights
    – Organize Linen Closet
    – Hem curtains
  2. Lose weight
    A few years ago, I did WW and lost a few dress sizes. Well, over the past couple years, I’ve been working my way back up. My “skinny pants” have been well out of the question for months and my “fat pants” have become an everyday staple. YIKES! So back on WW I go. This doesn’t really have anything to do with renovations but, if I start kvetching about working out, you know why. I’ll try to keep that to a minimum.
  3. Buy a dishwasher
    This actually is our first step in being healthier and thriftier! As I’ve previously mentioned, we’re downright spoiled. Neither of us like to handwash our dishes, therefore they pile up to Mt. Everest proportions. Gross! To combat the onslaught of dirty dishes, we eat out. A LOT. Almost every night wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration. It’s not usually expensive {think diner, Chinese, or Mexican – Mmmmm…. Mi Pequeno Mexico….} but my monthly intake of grilled cheese & fries is well into the double digits. Please refer to #2.
  4. Strip guest room moldings
    We found out the hard way how tedious & time-consuming this is but I also know that the moldings in our polka-dotted front room desperately need it. And if I start now {or in Feb}, they should be done by the time we’re ready for drywall & paint.
  5. March: Start Basement {see below}

2nd Quarter {Apr. May June}

  1. Garden Apt.
  2. Garden Apt.
  3. Garden Apt.
    We have another prospective tenant lined up who’s looking for a place come the end of the month. Hopefully by March the weather will have warmed up enough that we can work down there without heating it.

3rd Quarter {July Aug Sept}

  1. Get new windows
  2. Guest room
        Drywall
        Mud
        Paint
  3. TV Room
        Spackle
        Prime
        Paint
  4. Parlor
        Spackle
        Prime
        Paint
    Lets be honest, prepping a room for painting takes a long frickin’ time! Especially when your walls look like ours do.

I’d love {LOVE LOVE LOVE!!} to start the decorating of these rooms too. By the end of the summer I have visions of being mostly {if not completely} unpacked! Ok, maybe they’re more like delusions. But with the garden apt. done, anything’s possible.

4th Quarter {Oct. Nov. Dec}

  1. 3rd floor bath
    This is going to be a doozie of a project. We want to fit a full-size stacked washer/dryer in a 6×11′ room with a shower, sink, & toilet. Doable?? We’ll see.

 So there you have it. THE 2010 MASTER PLAN. At least for today.

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4 Responses to 2010 To Do

  1. Quite a list! (but who am I to talk, two things on my list are 1.) build half a house, and 2.) stay sane) lol.

    I think 2010 is going to be the year of house transformations!

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