Monday, January 21, 2013

Checked off

We've been really busy with the basement these last few weekends. There really hasn't been much play-time despite record snowfalls in the mountains.

Justin and I have been dutifully checking items off the to-do list. We've painted all the walls and ceiling, stored all of our random stuff in permanent locations, installed all of the electrical receptacles and breakers, and laid on the final shiny coat of floor finish. And, we've made a final run to the dump to drop off the final pile of construction debris so Justin can park in the garage.

Our most recent accomplishment is the shiny blue floor; wrapped up on Inauguration Day.

Here's a view from where the washer usually sits. You can see half of our giant beer making storage closet which we also completed in the last few weeks.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

The new year has come and it has brought shelves! This weekend was all about organizing and storing stuff that has been crammed into the nooks and crannies of our spare rooms and garage. We have lots of photos of stuff to share. Here's a little chronology of our long weekend:
  • Final coat of polyurethane on the floor
  • Trim out storage room; no worries about caulk and's a storage room.
  • Build first two of three shelving units in storage room
  • Wipe down and move all of our outdoor/active gear onto these shelves
  • Build shelves in closet of tool room and move all paint and adhesives into tool room
  • Build workbench in tool room
  • Move all of Justin's tools and hardware/supplies into tool room
  • Build third shelf in storage room and store the remaining boxes of stuff
  • Relocate can light in living room; mud and tape hole
  • Paint closet in laundry room
  • Build shelving for spare bedroom closet
  • Build shelving for new pantry space and move a few goodies into this space
Here are the photos of our efforts:

Oops...we measured wrong. 

New shelves, stocked with all of our stuff and even some room to spare for future expansion. Note the trim and shiny blue floor.

 The tool room, outfit with a new workbench and tools! We still need trim in here but are planning to pre-paint it before nailing it to the wall.

The spare bedroom's new closet shelving. 

Our cool blue pantry with all of my canned goods and cookbooks and assorted beverages. I have a few ideas for how to tart it up a bit.