My Home Project Wish-To-Do List

So, I am now ready for school to start. We have all the supplies and uniforms. I just spent the last 2 days clearing closets and bringing out current sizes and fall/winter wear. Now on to other things!

We have had a rotation of rooms happening this summer, initiated by Emma's desire to have her own room (she had been sharing with Caleb). We have 5 bedrooms, 2 on the main level and 3 in the basement. The 2 upstairs currently house us and Micah. Downstairs has been Caleb and Emma in a room and Paige and Brooke in a room. The other room has been in a constant flux, going from baby room to playroom to office to Brooke's room to guest room and is currently Emma's room. My struggle is Brad's voice lessons. He does private lessons here at our house and his office is currently in our basement/rec room. This is not the best-case-scenario for anyone involved, so I'm trying to find an office for him. So, here is the plan...

Move extra bed from Caleb's room to Emma's room...move Emma's current bed to new office/guest room (currently Micah's room). Give this bed back to Brent and Maria after in-laws visit sometime in August.

Move Micah to Caleb's room (which Caleb is thrilled about). I'm hoping this will work!!

Paint Micah's current room to a neutral color to become Brad's new office. Bring in dark green curtains that are not being used.

Move toys and art table (currently all over the place!!) to old office space. Affix Micah's old curtains (red) from ceiling somehow to create a divider from tv viewing area.

Paint Micah's old dresser to become new snack and game storage area for rec room.

Use old changing table as art supply/coloring book storage for new play area.

Make new pillows for the couch.

This should take me through November...

After Christmas, start painting walls in master bedroom and bath...

Whew! We'll see how much actually gets done!!


  1. Thank you. I am tired from simply reading this post. And I have 5 less children than you do. Sounds like it will be a delightful living arangement though.

  2. Holy cowsers, woman. I tend to make lists, but then get stuck in the what's-going-to-go-where stage. You know exactly which piece is going in what nook and what color you're painting every cranny.

    Hey, we just sprayed an old changing table black, and it's adORable. (Well, I think so anyway. Nate is still on the fence.) And for the red curtains, if they're light enough, you can spread heavy picture wire through some eye bolts on either side of the room, with one splitting the difference on the ceiling. Or you can be the kit from Pottery Barn.


I'd love to know what you think!