The little list

I think my favorite blog out there is Young House Love. Every so often they have a "Dude, get on that" post about something small that they just haven't gotten around to. That's what the little list is for me. I have the giant list, which is stuff like finish painting the basement, prime and paint trim for the basement, paint Mim's big girl bed before the basement is finished, paint or stain this awesome trunk (my latest DI find) before the basement is finished (because otherwise I will have to wait until spring so I can do it outside). Here's the trunk:
 Mint green, right? And they didn't even do a good job of painting it that crappy color. I was interested when I saw it, since I've been looking for something trunk-ish for quite some time. So I opened up on its terible creaky hinges and VOILA!
Beautiful cedar chest. I asked my friend to babysit it for me while I went and found an employee to put a sold sign on it. She's a good friend and she literally sat on it until I came back with someone. Good thing, too, since there were about 3 old ladies and one young lady hovering about. Anyway, that's big list stuff.

This post is about little list stuff that I just need to get done. All those tiny finishing touches that just haven't made it yet. 

Here's one that makes me crazy every time I notice it. Last summer I took off the curtains and the super old and crummy curtain rods in my bedroom. I need to sand, patch and repaint four of these little areas and I just haven't done it. I also need to put up a new curtain rod and hang new curtains (which I why I took the old ones off in the first place), but I'm taking baby steps.

Another master bedroom mistake here. Nothing above our bed but one little ol' hook. I had some crewel art up there, but it's getting a new home. We need a headboard, I think. And probably some new bedding. And something above the bed that I actually like for more than 2 seconds.

I have been meaning to paint this little desk since my firstborn was a baby (she's almost 4 now). That's how long ago I took the hardware off. I even have the paint!

Well, my bathroom redo got derailed by basementing, which I'm fine with. Because now the more I think about it, the more I don't want to repaint this vanity (that I peeled all that white plastic-y stuff off of). I want to get rid of it. I think a pedestal sink or maybe even just a wall mounted sink would be much better for the size of this tiny bathroom, and now that we'll have another in the basement, storage won't *quite* be as much of an issue.
{How's this for keepin' it real? It's looked like this since September, I think.}
 I need to rearrange all my plates and things on this open shelving (that I created here). I also still want to paint my cupboards white, but that's definitely on the giant list.

Another area, this one in the living room, from old curtains being removed that needs some love. I even sanded, patched, and sanded these ones so the only thing I need to do is paint. I would probably take 10 minutes, and yet it has remained undone for almost a year.

Curtains for this window. Also getting the Legos off the top of the piano. When the basement gets finished.

So, there's at least some of my little list items. Some of them might qualify for the giant list (like getting a new bathroom sink), but right now almost all these other little projects feel like they're on hold while we finish up the basement. (We're close, by the way.) I'm glad I posted them- maybe having them up here will be a good reminder. One thing's for sure, if I do get to them I'll definitely post about it again, because it will be that exciting for me.

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