Monday, December 31, 2007

Almost completely done

Probably some pics tonight, but after a weekend of busting my butt, the room is nearly in move-in condition. I had to do a bunch of cleaning, polyurethane the 3 doors (2 coats each inside and out), stain and poly the moldings around the stairs, finish the tile floor, put in a molding at the transition between the tile and carpet, stain/poly/install the banister, and install the carpeting over the weekend. I had told myself I wasn't going to bed last night until the room was 100% complete, but after almost 5 hours of kneeling on the floor doing carpeting and tile and also coming up a little short on the carpet tiles, I threw in the towel at around 11:20. I still have a few weeks off from school so I'll get there soon enough. Elana and the boys may start moving some stuff down into the bookshelf today just to get started.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Xmas

Call it a Christmas present that I'm finally getting around to posting pictures :) Sorry for the delay kids and sorry for having not the greatest pictures... not only am I a terrible photographer, but the lighting is tough downstairs and I haven't gotten it right yet. The stairway picture gives the best view of the colors, but if you can't figure out what they are, just think 15 and o baby! Supplemental decorations will be added to enhance the experience...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Really... I did take pictures

School finally finished up last night for the semester so maybe I'll get a breather now. I'd really like to try and do the cleaning downstairs and finish up the last couple odds and ends this weekend. No racing and no homework means I might just get a chance... Stay tuned.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Painting complete

So the painter finished up on Thursday, but I was away and I just got to take the pictures last night. Hopefully I can get them posted tonight. There are a few little odds and ends I need to do (paint-wise) around the stairs and then we're ready to do carpeting and finish everything up. We had originally hoped we'd be down there by Xmas, but now it looks like New Years if things go well. The bike racing season is over and school ends this week so there should be time to get some work done.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Shhhh, it's a secret

So the absence of posts has been the result of being over-busy and also that I'm keeping the paint scheme for the room a secret. I hope it looks as good as planned. As of right now, the celing is painted and everything is primed (twice). If they guy was able to make it today, paint should be flying right now. I'll post lots of pictures when the painting is done. Oh, and I picked up the carpeting Saturday so that's all ready to hit the floor once the painter is done. Maybe during Xmas week...