Monday, September 1, 2008

addition and craft room update

Here's some basement remodel update pictures. Below are the pictures of the posts that I worked on all weekend. The red part is chalkboard paint and has 4 coats. The blue part matches the back wall and has 3 coats. Then there are the white molding trim pieces.... these suckers were a PIA (that's pain in the ass!) Once we (by we I mean I) put the pieces in the miter saw the right way, it was a piece of cake, but until then, we (by we I mean DH) wasted a bunch of wood and all of our (by our I mean our) patience. But, I think the kids will have a ball playing down here and writing on the walls. DH and I had a couple of beers and played pool last night after all our work was done and I was thinking how lucky our kids are - I wish I had a place like this when I was a kid!

To the left is an overview looking past the pool table and into the craft room portion of the basement.
To the right is a close up of one of my mitered corners - anyone need anything mitered?

This is what was happening in the backyard this morning while I was in the basement finishing up the posts. DH is in the blue shirt and somehow ended up being the excavators best friend today. He came alone and DH ended up shoveling out all the backfilled material and then tamping it with the tamper thingy. I took a quick picture, then retreated before they found something for me to do! The contractors say they will have the walls built by thursday!


Rhonda Langley said...

Molding is a PIA!! I decided to put new molding in our bedroom-thought it would be a piece of cake-WRONG!! All I had was a miter box. . .wasted lots of molding!! Lesson learned-when we redid my daughter's room-we painted the old molding.