Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Basement is almost DONE!

We've been working like crazy to get everything done before Dave goes back to school on the 23rd. Since I'm currently sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to take off for New York City, and right after we get back we'll be heading out on a camping trip in Great Basin National Park, what that really means is we wanted to be done by today...

The length of the hallway you can see in the picture is the length of the bedroom closet and the living room storage closet. We want to put shelves in the storage closet in the living room, and hanger space and maybe some shelves in the bedroom. We'll see. We're going to take a little break before we decide what exactly we're going to do in there. I'm so exhausted right now that if I had to decided it would just end up being a clothes hanger pole and that would be it! So better to rest and decide later.

We're not entirely done, but we're pretty dang close! We painted, installed the trim, and put in the Living Room closet doors this week. The trim still needs to be patched (where we shot nail holes into the wall & at the corners), the edge of the trim needs to be caulked, we need to paint the existing door trim, paint the closet doors, install a piece of trim above the closet doors (to cover the device that moves them), and finish painting the fire place.

Dave decided the old off white brick with red mortar between them was not the best look for our new room. Now that I've seen the primed base, I agree that a medium brown does look better with the room. So he will be working on these things while I'm at Affiliate Summit in New York City Monday and Tuesday. Hopefully he can finish them up so we don't have to stress over them while Dave's in school.

I'm so proud of all the work we've done, and can't wait to show you pictures of the fireplace when it's done and the bedroom. The color in the bedroom was supposed to be a light tan color, but ended up looking like a light gray on the walls. Not what we expected, but it still looks good!

One more picture because it makes me happy!


  1. Wow! good work. remind me to call you guys next time we want to do some work on our house! have fun in NY!!!

  2. Amy and Dave! The room looks amazing! You should be so proud of yourselves. I'm impressed. Plus I love the sofa.

  3. Thanks guys! It was so much work but WAY worth it. The sofa's Dave's brother's (they're renting from us), but it does look great with the walls. We're just so glad to be almost done

  4. Looks awesome! Love the paint color.