There’s so much going on around here that I can hardly keep up with the demands of our schedule. It also means that I don’t have time to take proper pictures of all of the furniture re-styles I’ve done, the store updates and the basement remodel.
Whew! I knew if I opened a store that I would be married to it, but this is getting ridiculous!
But this post isn’t about the store, it’s about my basement. I left off with just having the place drywalled and had just hired the “wood guy” to do my floors. For you locals out there, his name is Doug Shaff and he has done a wonderful job! Very quick and efficient. (You locals can email me for his number).
This was after a few hours of sanding. That book in the middle of the floor…is Mr. Wonderful’s idea of a joke. That ONE book would be my desire for this room….not the kazillion books that will be coming back into this room. Sigh.
Anyway….you can see that between the above shot and the below shot that we painted the walls. They’re a lovely shade of grey called Cinderblock. And yes, I kinda picked it out based on the name. (If you’re new here, we have a cat named Cinder).
All of these shots were taken with my camera phone. I got a new Windows 8 laptop, which I dislike, and I’m having a hard time uploading photos with my regular camera. That’s my lazy story and I’m sticking with it! I should have bought the Mac Book Pro like Mr. Wonderful did. Oy!
I think the floors came out spectacular! The best news is, we didn’t have to do it ourselves! On a side note, when Wood Guy finished the floors, I went downstairs the morning after the floors dried and saw that they were shiny….I don’t do shiny.
Wood Guy VERY graciously came back and applied a satin finish over top of the glossy finish and it came out nice and un-shiny! Just the way I like it!
I have FIVE more rooms of this house that will eventually need their floors refinished. I’ll definitely be calling him back to do all of my floors!
The remodel is at a standstill at this point. Studly went on vacation and since getting back, he is currently backed up with other people’s projects. I am impatiently waiting for him to be un-busy. (Doesn’t he know I’M more important?) Sheesh!
Although the bar portion of my basement is looking lovely, the rest of my basement is filled to the brim with things that came out of that room.
The first picture you see above is what greets me at the bottom of the stairs. The second picture is to the left of the staircase and is the gauntlet of bookcases I have to travel through to get to that room. The other two pictures are to the right of the staircase and are blocking my laundry chute from my laundry room. Small irritations in life, I know, but this is the source of my impatience.
What’s funny about this remodel? I told Mr. Wonderful that this would be done in two weeks!! Hahahahaha!! Think he’ll believe me the next time I say something like that?
So, this is where the remodel stands and will stand until Studly can get back over here to help out.
Bye from the bungalow,