Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Epic Basement Project

It all began November 11th 2011 - 11-11-11....A red letter day. 
My Dad left to deer hunt.  My Mom and I looked around for a project.  Hmmmm.  How about the basement?  YES!!  Let's take a wall (or two) down.  Girl Power!

Before we started - the basement looked like this:

I've lived here for almost 7 years and I always wanted to do 'something' with the basement.  But after remodeling the whole upstairs, I ran out of steam.  Finally, it was time to tackle the basement!
During the demo stage I realized that I can take on a wall of 2x4 studs with only a hammer and destroy it.  It  hee, hee, hee. 


12-11-11  ONE MONTH LATER.  Yeah, it wasn't a fast project, but there was a lot of work to do.
At this point in the project I realize that I can do electrical work.  It's not as complicated or difficult as people make it look.  My Dad showed me how to install one ceiling light and then I did all the rest.  We also did a whole bunch of other electrical stuff - it was really messed up from the previous people that lived here.  But it's all straighten out now!  So all these things took time, but didn't change the look of the room very much.

My Mom came over one night and helped paint the ceiling.  Hmm?  Pink ceiling?  I had a minor freak out and my Mom kept stringing me along, "Didn't you say you wanted a pink ceiling?  But it will look so nice!"
It dried white.  Thank goodness.

My Dad worked one day by himself (without my help) and one of his friends helped him.  They managed to install the pocket door into the bathroom upside down.  LOL!!!  I came down to work the next day and I was like, "Um Dad?  This door is upside down."  He was like, "What?!? No it's not!"  Um, yeah it was.  Seeeeee women READ directions.  Very important.


12-29-11  IT'S DONE!!!!!  FINALLY!!!  SO WORTH IT!!!  Ok well it's not all finished.  The poles still need to be wrapped with carpet and a few more little touches. 

I learned a lot about construction:  I used a hammer drill and put all the tack strip down.  I also glued all the pad.  I painted all the walls and trim.  I cut pieces of wood.  I drilled.  
  It wasn't fun, but it was worth it!!

Now to add agility equipment!


Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Wow, impressive!!! Is astroturf the next move? ;)

Catalina said...

LOL! I wish!

Loretta Mueller said...


K-Koira said...

You know you're obsessed when...

Looks great! I envy you having a basement to convert.

Sagira said...

Looks great!

Kari in Vegas said...

it looks like its worth it

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