Monday, October 1, 2012

Big basement project

We are starting a huge project in our house. That ugly red carpet in the basement is going and we are getting new floors, patching and painting the basement.  Oh yeah and we are getting rid of a ton of stuff.  All of this is in preparation for #2.

Here is the floor we picked out:
We are putting cork flooring in the office/craft area and carpet in the rest of the basement.  I picked out the carpet color and Hubby found the perfect cork to go with it.  I am having a love affair with grey right now.  I have always loved it, our bedroom is mostly grey.  We have some major patching to do on the walls.  The previous owners "finished" the basement.  The person they hired did not do a good job mudding over drywall seams and tape so you can see ALL of the seams.  There will be a lot of work to do.  It all has to be done before the new floors come in. 

Here is all our junk that has to be cleaned up and cleared out:
This is a realistic look at our basement.  We tackled a few areas (my fabric pile) before the pics were taken but you can see that it is still a mess.  
We have a lot that needs to be gone through and moved out.
Hubby emptied and packed his books off the shelves this weekend.  I went through my books and made piles of books that I am getting rid of. I also have a nice pile of teaching books and binders that I am going to box up and put with my teaching stuff. No reason to have that out right now :)

Here is a glimpse of our to do list:
This is a big project.  When you are tackling a large project it helps to break it down into small tasks.  So we made a list of the areas of the basement and the things that we need to do in those areas.  Some tasks are short and will only take 20 minutes others will take much longer.  Some tasks are for us to do by ourselves and others we have to do together.  Sadly most of the list is things I have to do alone.  

We are getting rid of some really big things in our basement. We have my Dad's old recliner, an elliptical machine that we never use, and that bed is going to go in PB's new big boy room.  

The pressure is on to finish this room because we are about to have another person in the house soon and it's not the baby :) My Mom is moving here!! She is living with us while she looks for a house. I am beyond excited about this.  We have lived so far apart for over 10 years, we talk everyday on the phone and she is my best friend.  I am so excited that I will get to see her more than twice a year! So this basement project is important because if she is still staying with us when it is time to move PB into his big boy room we won't have a guest room.  Our guest bed is going to move down into the basement. 

There are other projects in the house we want to get done before the baby comes, like paint our bedroom.  Hopefully we get that done too.

Thanks so much for sticking with me while I have been sick and not posting as much.  I am having more good days than bad ones so hopefully I will be posting more!

1 comment:

miamihoney said...

What a bug undertaking! I am sure that it will all get tackled. Make sure you don't push yourself too much, your new life is going to be rather different. Two little ones....I don't know when you will rest, so get some in now :) Love that you are having your Mom in the house with you, I am so jealous! Have a great weekend.

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