Tag Archives: basement

2017 Home Goals Update

1.Finish the basement family room. This isn’t finished yet, but it’s well underway and I’m confident we’ll finish it. We’re almost ready to start looking for furnishings and get into the “fun part” of designing a space. The hard work (paint, trim, built-ins) are getting closer to being finished. Here’s a little list of what […]

Built-ins for the Basement

I realized a couple of weeks ago that we haven’t even really shared the plans for the basement. And that might be because we hadn’t fully decided on every detail, but I have found that talking things out with you all tends to help me make decisions, so today, we’ll start with what we do […]

Paint and Progress

I don’t have any exciting “after” photos yet, but we do have a few little updates on our basement renovation from this weekend. First of all, the white paint is finished and it’s looking so fresh and bright down there! Of course, we still have some ceiling paint touch ups, the gray wall that leads […]

A Little Basement Paint Update

I’m stopping in today to share a few photos of the basement so far. We’ve been painting and painting and painting. And we’re still not done. I will say that the white paint is so fresh and bright and clean. Yes, please! It makes me feel all energized and relaxed at the same time. But, […]

Outlet Updates – Finally, Some Basement Progress!

Well, friends. We’re still battling the winter sickies over here. Whether it’s Wyatt and Will, I feel like my boys and I have been taking turns with colds and flu bugs since October. Plus, that means that our work productivity has been down and we’re behind on some big projects….and that means the home projects […]

Basement Drywall Repair: What We Learned About Hiring a Contractor

So, I wanted to share a little update on the basement to keep you all up to speed about that project, and to share a little bit about what we learned with hiring out the drywall repair to a professional. The short version of the story is that yes, we would consider hiring out portions […]

What’s Up Downstairs?

Well, since we’ve been spending the majority of the free time we have to work on home projects dealing with basement stuff, I figured it was worth a quick update for you all. Here’s the post with all the details on what happened. And a quick reminder photo of what part of the ceiling looked […]

How to Replace a Double Door – Starting the Basement Project

Recently we tackled a big job to kick off the basement renovation, so I thought I’d share a few tips for how to replace a double door, DIwYatt style. One of the biggest issues with replacing a door is to make sure you get a good tight seal, so it doesn’t leak. Not only does […]

When it Rains, it Floods…right?

So, technically, our flood wasn’t caused by the rain, it was caused by the washing machine drain hose coming unhooked. But, there was still a flood in our kitchen and laundry room, which leaked down to our basement and caused a whole bunch of issues. Yikes. So, now instead of just ignoring the basement ceiling […]

2016 Home Goals Update

We’ve now passed the halfway point in the year, so it’s time to check in on our progress on our home goals for the year. We still have a lot to do, but I think we’ve made a dent in this list, at least a small dent. 1. Add a garbage disposal back under the kitchen […]

A Few Little Things…

Life has been a little quiet in the progress department lately….I wonder why? However, I do have a few little updates to share, so today I’ve got a quick little post to keep you guys caught up on some little things. First of all, I picked up a cute new rug for our kitchen, from […]

The Guest Room is Ready – Reveal Post (For Now)

I already shared a little this week about our guest room when I talked about making that space welcoming for friends and family. So, I figured I might as well go ahead and do a “reveal” post for that room. It’s not really done since we still have some furniture tweaks we’d like to make […]

The Ever-Evolving Mess

With so many projects going at once around here, there’s ALWAYS a mess somewhere. Usually, that mess is in the basement and the garage. Sometimes, we need to use those spaces as, well, what they are supposed to be used for. Which means, we need to clean those areas. And that means the mess gets […]

Weekend Rewind: Time to Trim Edition

This weekend, we worked on trim. In several different ways. Wyatt was in the garage building and sanding and prepping trim to install above the kitchen cabinets and at the base of the nook area. I was in the nursery working on painting the trim in the closet white. Then, on Monday, my mom came […]

Another Basement Secret

I feel like you guys probably have a pretty good idea of what our house is like on the main floor, but we never talk about the basement. Except to show you how messy it is, or to share secrets. Today is really no different, see we have another big secret down there. The real […]

Making a Makeshift Guest Room…Again

We have big plans, you all. Big plans. Big plans for before the baby comes. But, until we start to make some progress on said plans, I’m not sure they’ll get done before the baby gets here. I think we just need momentum. Right now, our momentum is pulling us toward the couch at the […]

Finally Finished…The Basement Fireplace Makeover

Remember back to several, several months ago when I white-washed our living room fireplace? If you are new, or you’ve forgotten, feel free to go back to the link above and revisit it for the steps we took. Well, that same day, I also did the basement fireplace, although I didn’t get around to getting […]

In Case You May Have Noticed…

This week has been all about realizing I’d forgotten to tell you guys about a particular step we took in the kitchen project. First, I filled you in on all the little-shown but big-time spent projects Wyatt’s had to tackle in the kitchen. Things like wiring and plumbing. I also realized that if you were […]

How to Whitewash Brick – Our Fireplace Makeover

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Weekend Rewind: Crazy Crafty Edition

This weekend was a whirlwind. Seriously, I know I’m always saying things like, “we’re so busy,” and “the days fly by,” but seriously, we did so much this weekend that I can hardly remember it all. So for the sake of my own sanity, and yours, since you’re reading this, how about we do a […]

Braving the Basement

Today, I’m doing something pretty brave, you all…I’m showing you our super messy, super embarrassing basement. So far, you’ve only seen the chair room and the jar storage and the paint shelves. You’ve also seen the utility room…but honestly, our basement is big…big and messy…so there’s more to see, I promise. Now, keep in mind […]

A Place for Paint

When I visited my parents a couple weeks ago, I went down to the basement to look for something (their basement is full of wonderful, and some not so wonderful, treasures!). While I was down there, I saw some old (partly rusty but still usable) metal shelves that weren’t being used. My parents had actually […]

Secrets, Shelves, and Sneak Peaks

So, other than telling you guys about our Chair Room, we haven’t really shown you or told you anything about our basement. It’s not that we’re trying to keep it a secret, it’s just there’s pretty much nothing down there except boxes and other random junk chairs stuff. Plus, we have a lot of painting/scraping/figuring […]

The Secret in the Basement

I’m ready to admit that I have a secret. It’s in the basement and it’s starting to become a little difficult to hide. No, it’s not a monster or a body or some kind of illegal exotic animal (although a giraffe in the basement might be fun—for us—he’d probably have a giant pain in the […]