Friday, August 03, 2007
Slide Show: Project Basement (Almost Done)
This still needs family photos printed out and framed, an old quilt to snuggle up with, some throw pillows, and a DVD player in the armoire you can't see, but yes it's still unpainted - to be remedied next week when I can stand the sight of a paintbrush again. The door you see just past the sofa leads to my sewing/quilting room. A very fun place to be too.
This end I'm tickled to death with. The antique bleacher chair is perfect for removing snowboots or gardening shoes. (The door leads to the garage.) I need to buy a little lamp for the table under the chalkboard, a perfect place for family messages. The shelf on the wall still needs the family photos inserted in frames. The old red window on the right wall will hold memorabilia, yet to be determined. I'm thinking old yoyos, marbles, jacks, that sort of thing.
Still to be done, other than personal touches, I have to paint the french doors and the other three doors, and the baseboards white. The stairs going to the kitchen were to be painted black, but Don's concerned we may not be able to see them very clearly. Have to think about that.
Overall, it looks so much better, is nice and light and fresh looking, but still cozy. I spent about $100 on paint, $50 on the game table, $50 on antiques/old junk, and still need about $100 more for the DVD player, quilt, and fabric to cover pillows. I think this project will come in between $300 and $400, not bad for a room overhaul.
Now the cast of helpers: One was a tremendous help, agreed to wear my awful paint clothes, paint anything I asked, shove furniture all over the place, hang shelves, give decorating opinions, choose colors, and run up and down two flights of stairs to check on the baby.
One tried hard to be content with snacks in the highchair, in the middle of chaos. Sometimes he got a little bored and tossed cheerios, diced canteloupe and puffs onto the floor, but it needed vacuuming anyway. He also was good enough to watch Baby Einstein in the car over and over when we needed to make supply runs.
One agreed to take a sunbath, just to show us what we were missing, staying inside on a beautiful summer day.
Note: several of you asked about how to freeze zucchini. I'll come back tomorrow with easy instructions, and a great Paula Deene recipe for zucchini bread. Right now I'm just too tuckered out to do much of anything!
Labels: Busy Buzz
posted at 8:09 AM