Hello World!

Let’s not talk about how long it’s been since we’ve shared any updates or new DIY projects…suffice it to say, it’s been too long! But, you’ll have to trust us that we have been making progress with house/yard projects and we have a few good excuses reasons for not stopping in to say hi and share. Not only have we been diligently working on the basement (which deserves a post of it’s own soon!), but we’ve converted our upstairs guest bedroom into a new bedroom for the tiniest of people…because THIS little guy is now part of our family! πŸ™‚

Insert happy dance here!

But before we get ahead of ourselves with pictures of snuggly, chubby baby cheeks, here’s a sneak peek of the 2 projects we were determined to reach at least 90% completion before “Tiny” arrived. Until now, we had our master bedroom, G’s bedroom and the guest bedroom upstairs. The plan when baby #2 came along was to transform the guest room into their nursery/bedroom and create a guest bedroom in the basement. The phasing of the nursery was contingent on getting the basement pretty far along, so that we could move all of the furniture once the carpet was installed and only have to move furniture once. There are too many lessons learned to get into here, so I’ll save that for another post!

Here’s what the basement looked like when we bought the house – and it stayed like this (well, actually it got worse…chock full of stuff everywhere!) until we started renovations in September 2014. Please excuse the dark and terrible before image – documenting the true nastiness of this space wasn’t a priority while touring the house since we knew we’d use it for nothing more than storage for awhile. πŸ˜‰

All of the glamorous framing work you see was done by the man-of-many-talents…the better half of our duo. πŸ™‚ This is the same view as above, the stairs are just off to my right in the photo. You can see the column and far window to the right, to get your bearings. The room enclosed by the wall the light switches are on is going to be a full bath and laundry room.

Here’s where things stand today…keep in mind that while you see painted walls, carpet and a couch, the space is far from done. We have wood window sills, tons of built-ins and the stairs/railings still to do, to name a few upcoming projects. Oh, and more interesting walls to come…that’s all I’m at liberty to say. πŸ™‚ So, stay tuned for those updates!

And here’s what the 3rd bedroom looked like before we got our hands on it. It’s amazing to me how small it looks when there’s nothing in there to give it scale!

Sorry for the inconsistent angle, but it’s the only shot I have of it as our guest room. Make note of that larger-than-life accent green color… πŸ˜‰

Unlike the basement, this room is finally actually done now. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ We’ll be back with a recap showing each wall of the room in a separate post – there are a lot of fun little details and pieces to tell you about!


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