That’s right – I’m jumping on the bandwagon.
I made a 101 in 1,001 list.
I’m a total Type A list-maker and I’m kind of obsessed with making embarrassingly long lists just so I can cross things off. I might even be guilty of putting things on to-do lists that I’ve already done, just so I can cross ’em off (what? You know you do it too).
Anyways, I’m probably the most nosy person on the planet and I have some sort of sick fascination with reading other people’s to-do lists, and even though I have read about a million 101 in 1,001 lists over the year or so since I started seeing them pop up, I just hadn’t gotten around to making my own. But last week I forced Corey to sit on the couch with me and brainstorm, and we managed to come up with 101 things that we’d like to accomplish in the next three-ish years.
I won’t post the whole list here (I know not everyone is as list-obsessed as I am!) but you can check out the whole list by clicking here or by clicking on the “101 in 1,001” link at the top of the page. I’ll be doing a few updates on the main blog about things we complete (especially the house related goals and other interesting ones) but I also plan to create a separate feed on the 101 in 1,001 page where I’ll give little mini updates on the smaller things we complete, so look forward to that in the next week or so too!
We’ve got a ton of really fun things on the list in a bunch of different categories – things like going on a road trip, experiencing some Austin festivals and events, flossing regularly (hey, it’s important!), and getting a kitten. But the section I’m most excited about tackling is (obviously) the section with home-related goals!
So, just to give you an idea of a few of the things that might be coming your way in the next 1,001 days on the renovation front, here’s a quick peek at a couple of the things on our list:
– Paint the exterior of our house
The outside of our house is ugly, y’all. It’s hard to tell in the photos, but the siding is an awful peachy-cream color, and the trim is a weird not-blue, not-gray color that is peeling in every possible place for paint to peel. It was obviously a poorly done paint job, and we can’t wait to fix it. We’ve gone back and forth quite a bit on paint colors for the house, but we’re thinking gray for the siding and a bright white for the trim (we’ve also played around with the idea of black for the trim). Corey’s trying to talk me into painting the brick too, but we’ll see what happens there – for now I’d like to just focus on getting rid of that awful peach!
– Organize and clean the workshop
I know this isn’t the most exciting home-related goal out there, but if you’ve paid any attention to the background of our photos taken out in the workshop then you know that it’s in desperate need of some help.
That’s just a small peek at the embarrassment that is the workshop. It’s bad. I’m determined to get it cleaned up, organized, and maybe even looking a little pretty (just ’cause it’s a workshop doesn’t mean it can’t have some pretty paint and storage, right?).
–Get rid of all of the ugly lights in our house
What ugly lights, you ask? Let me give you a round-up.
That’s not even all. There are also two more horrible fans in the extra bedrooms, 80’s style lights in all of the bathrooms, and a mothership-turned-slightly-less-ugly chandelier in the dining room that all need to be replaced. We’re putting it high on our priority list to get all of these ugly lights out of our house and replaced with much more modern alternatives!
– Do three large-scale projects for our house
Most of the projects we’ve taken on so far have been pretty small ones. We’ve done lots of painting and furniture updates, but not much else. We’re hoping that over the next few years we’ll be able to take on some much larger projects that will make a bigger impact. The one I’m most hoping we get to?
The fireplace. I love the location of our fireplace and how it’s a great way to visually separate our living and dining rooms while still keeping things pretty open, but it needs some serious help before it looks the way we want it to.
We plan to start by framing in the cutout so that it sits flush with the rest of the wall, then we’ll get rid of the horrible peach-y tile (I’m telling you, the previous homeowners were huge fans of the color peach). After that we’ll cover the whole thing (all the way around) with stacked stone and get a super chunky wood mantle. Then we’ll top it all off with a ceramic deer head. It’s going to be fabulous and I can’t wait to tackle it!
There are 97 other things on the list, but we won’t get into all of those right now. If you want to see the whole thing, check it out here – hopefully soon we’ll start having some updates for you as we get to crossing things off the list!
Have you made a 101 in 1,001 or another similar list (30 before 30, etc)? I’d love to hear some of the things on your list!