It’s Monday, and the weekend is over. How was your weekend? I went to orchestra rehearsal #nerdalert. Then I helped my sister Gina mercury glass some vases #forbabymollysroom. And ate Second Sunday Supper #dinedlikekatemiddleton.
As promised, I have a basement update for you.
If you are new to the blog, let me give you the basement run down. The goal was building a nook under the stairs. It quickly turned into a wild room makeover. The design inspiration has been industrial vintage. Indiana Jones would punch nuns for a family room like ours.
This project was 100% Aaron. Every time I’d look at what we were working with, I would have a mini melt down. Usually I am the creative one, but I could not comprehend how to fix the problem.
He took all the initiative on this one, which I am extremely grateful for. I know my limits, and when there are projects I can’t do. This was one. But I was really good at taking pictures.
The drywall complication:
Aaron’s plan was to build a casing over the drywall.
You can see how nicely it hides the imperfections underneath. I can see Mary Kay making a product like this in the future.
With the back piece on, the base is done.
End of day 1.
Day 2: cover the studs in beam columns. And continue in a like manner.
Day 3: cut & install all inside pieces.
Admire Aaron’s handy work. In all seriousness, I am SO proud of Aaron. He did such a good job. I saw him unleash his inner Bob Vila, and it was good.
I’ve got some wood filler and light sanding to do, then I get to play the stain game. I gotta say, having the studs gone is the difference between not wearing make up and putting mascara on. It’s just a really nice visual improvement to the face of the basement.
In the mean time, the pieces of the sectional have been pushed together to create the couch bed. You would not believe how comfortable it is. We’ve been watching movies with it exactly like this. It’s lounging at it’s finest. There’s a high possibility that we will never put the couch together properly. And I’m fine with that. Viva le Super Couch.
Next up: trim all the inner corners of the beadboard in the nook. I’m about to get really familiar with a coping saw.
Your turn. What was your weekend like? Tell me about your projects!