I would say we have finished all the major things on our to-do list for our current house!  I love using lists because it keeps me organized and helps me keep track of the goals to accomplish, and it also feels so satisfying to cross something off when it’s completed. Here is a list of everything we did on our house, with links to each blog post in more detail.

Front hall

  • Replace and paint closet doors
  • Replace front door
  • New front door handle
  • Paint trim

Front hall

Play room

  • Replace patio door
  • Replace laminate floor with hardwood
  • Install trim
  • Paint trim
  • Paint walls
  • Update fireplace
  • Change light

Fireplace room makeover with dark hardwood floors

Laundry room

  • Stack washer and dryer
  • Paint walls and trim
  • Replace vanity
  • Replace toilet
  • Replace light
  • Add some shelves
  • Tile backsplash

Bathroom makeover

Basement family room

  • Paint touch-ups

Basement family room

Basement spare room

  • Patch and paint walls and trim

Basement spare room

Basement bathroom

  • Patch and paint walls and trim

Completed to do list of a 1990s fixer upper


  • Add newel post
  • Sand, stain and polyurethane stairs
  • Sand, stain and polyurethane handrail
  • Paint spindles and risers
  • Do final coat of paint on spindles and risers
  • Add trim below treads

Refinished hardwood stairs

Living room/dining room

  • Take down half wall
  • Add light to living room
  • Replace hardwood flooring
  • Paint and install trim
  • Paint windows

Completed To-Do list of a 1990s fixer upper


  • Replace lights
  • Paint walls
  • Paint trim and windows
  • Paint cabinets

White painted kitchen

Master bedroom

  • Refinish floors
  • Install and paint trim
  • Paint walls
  • Replace and paint closet doors
  • Fix light

Master bedroom

First kid room

  • Paint walls and trim
  • Refinish floors

Kids bedroom


 Second kid room

  • Paint walls and trim
  • Refinish floors


Upstairs hallway

  • Replace light
  • Touch up wall paint
  • Paint trim
  • Replace bedroom doors

Main bathroom

  • Nothing!



  • Paint front door and shutters
  • Plant flowers in flower beds (front of house and around pool)
  • Stain deck
  • Replace chain link fence around pool with wood fence
  • Stain fence
  • Do stamped concrete around pool
  • Fix shed (roof and siding)
  • Buy and fix a hot tub

DIY stamped concrete

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