Sunday, August 14, 2011

Getting Started

Welcome to my blog. I have been attempting some DIY and home improvement projects the last year since we bought our first home and I've been immensely aided by some awesome bloggers and their own blogs. I've benefited from tutorials, before and after photos, and even just some awesome mood boards/inspiration files that have been posted. We have a family blog and now I have decided to branch out and create our own blog to chronicle our adventures in fixing up our home.

Some background info: we live in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. However, we are both from southern California and I think our tastes and style reflects that a bit. We have been married 7 years and have 4 small children, all boys and 2 of those are identical twins. (That could be a whole other blog....) I work as an optometrist and my wife stays home with the kids. We love our home, but admit it is a huge work in progress, even though it is only 6 years old. (Whoever built this home in 2005 must have had no money for upgrades, or really nasty taste. Or both.

I thought I'd post a to do list to start with and we'll start making our way through this bad boy. Some projects are partially or all the way completed, but I'll cross them off as I get a blog entry done about them.

In no certain order:
1. Lighting in front room
2. Paint trim and doors downstairs
3. Caulk and paint crown molding in family room
4. Finish wood flooring in family room
5. Refinish banister
6. Paint kitchen island
7. Build Farmhouse table
8. Build Barndoor inspired Headboard
9. Refinish Hope Chest
10. Malibu lights
11. Garden area
12. Build/find a Potting bench
13. DIY framing
14. Gallery wall up stairway
15. Acquire and refinish cheap piano
16. Re-upholster sectional sofa???(Not sure about this one.)
17. Big boys' room
18. Twins' room
19. Toy room
20. Master bedroom/bathroom
21. Trash cupboard

There's more, I just can't think right now.

Here are some projects that I've completed, that I'll be posting about soon:
1. Starfish flag
2. DIY coat rack
3. Office built-ins
4. Picture ledge wall
5. Kitchen Reveal
6. Dining table refinish/Re-upholster chairs
7. Kitchen table refinish
8. End table refinish
9. Install Wood Flooring
10. Landscaping front and back
11. Chandelier
12. Powder room