Saturday, November 7, 2009

Almost There

We have been working every spare minute on the main living area of our basement hoping to have it ready to use for Thanksgiving. Mainly because this is where the largest TV is and you know men have to watch football on Thanksgiving. It's tradition!

Last week I put a white primer coat on all the wall and the ceiling. Notice it still has bare concrete floors.

I painted the walls a pale Harvest Gold.

We tried to hang the light fixtures on each side of the mantel but we had the wrong electrical boxes. Off to Lowes again.

We decided instead of carpet we would install Pergo wood floors. I think they will be easier to maintain than carpet but certainly more labor intensive. My SIL was over last night to help lay the flooring and of course we were short a few boxes. Off to Lowes again.
Friday was grandparent's day at school so I had four granddaughters when I decided to pick up the rest of the flooring. It was fun as they helped me put all the flooring in the cart and push it to the cash register. Out to the car we go.
Well I am sure you know that little trick of always measuring before you buy something. Guess who didn't. Well my little PT wasn't built to use as a truck. But we pushed and we shoved and the girls groaned. But it worked we got all the flooring home.
Hope I can show you finished pictures on Thanksgiving.


nancygrayce said...

Thanks for coming by to visit Stella! We are so excited about Frank. We have met many of the people from Uganda and they are indeed a special people and God is doing a might work there! There happiness in the midst of having nothing makes me ashamed!

Nice to meet you. You will like those pergo floors! You may have a few dust bunnies, but at least they clean right up! We have taken all the carpet out of our house. We have a few area rugs, but that's all!

Eileen said...

Great post!
I think it will look beautiful when it's all done, I think it's great so far. Very warm looking.

Too funny with the girls and flooring all crammed in together! What good sports!

I think you'll be very happy with the Prego, we have it in a few rooms and I love it!
Can't wait to see the finished project!
All the best,

donna said...

I'll be checking back with you for my T-Day invitation:) Looks to be a super place to entertain. When you're all sitting at the table telling what your thankful for, don't forget Lowes. And look at all thos beautiful, bright-eyed girls. One cuter than the next.

Chatty Crone said...

Great Post - someday you will look back at this picture and have the best memories ever.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Stella, no wonder you frequesnt home improvement stores! With good results I might add. All I can say is "been there done that ;>)"

But its going to be so beautiful and what a great time of year for the unveiling. The granddaughters will be proud of their part in thei project!

A Romantic Porch said...

Stella, Y'all are amazing. Your handiwork is so fabulous. Thank you for stopping bye. I'm so excited to be able to leave comments tonight while the computer is cooperating! xo rachel

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! things are really looking good! I love your color choice, the flooring and the pretty mantle! Cindy

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. You have a wonderful one yourself. Lovely Home.


Natasha said...

I have just had a lovely time looking around your blog-you have posted some wonderful things. I am so impressed with the bathroom you renovated-it is the poshest and most stylish bathroom I have ever seen! What a lovely rug! I can't wait to see your finished basement. Will be back soon to check.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to see you again soon.
Best wishes, Natasha.

maría cecilia said...

Hello Stella, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and left me a nice comment. I would love following your basement makeover which so far is getting wonderful, loved the wall color and the floor you are installing. Your granddaughters are so cute!!!
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia, from Chile

Vicki said...

Hello, Stella,
I bet you have it finished by Thanksgiving! Everything is looking wonderful, the fireplace, the paint and those beautiful floors. It looks like you had a lot of good help, too. Thank you for stopping by for a cup of tea at Bunny Cottage. You always brighten my day when you do. Vicki

ClassyChassy said...

The picture of everyone crammed in the car reminds me of when I had to haul sod in a Chevette years ago with my 2 sons who were around 11 and 13 yrs of age - that was a hoot - and we had to drive slowly, as the car was bottoming out!!! Fun memories!

Jean Tuthill said...

Oh Stella, Your room is going to be so beautiful, warm and cozy. And your Thanksgiving will be extra special because of it! Have a wonderful one!

Shelia said...

Hi Stella! Oh your room is looking so nice. I love the golden color you painted the walls.
Isn't that just the way it goes! Running out of the stuff we need! Looks like you had lots of little darlings to help you! What precious little girls.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a beautiful transformation you are giving that room.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

LOL!!! Love the pic of everyone crowded into the car holding boxes of flooring:-)
I so wish I had a basement...alas, in another life.