We’re finishing a room in our basement as part of a Fall In Love room makeover collaboration with a bunch of other fabulous bloggers. Read more about it and find links to all the other bloggers here.
We have ONE more weekend before I’m supposed to show you all my amazing finished basement.
I would like to be completely honest with you: I’m pretty much certain at this point that I will, instead, be showing you a “finished” basement.
I’m just glad the before picture looks so awful that it’s not hard for the transformation to seem dramatic.
The painting is taking us approximately 400 times as long as anticipated. Here’s the preview I posted on Instagram; with any luck I’ll be able to show you the whole thing before the end of the week (and then descend into radio silence re: the basement until the BIG REVEAL):
What we’ve done so far:
cleaned out room
put up plank wall
painted trim and doors
What we’re still hoping to do by next week:
move futon in
Ikea run for a few things
DIY projector screen and have projector set up
a surprise or two
What we’re abandoning all hope of doing by next week, though we had originally hoped to:
table and chairs for games
refinishing campaign chest for down here
shelves for games
And, so that you have more than one picture to look at in this post, here’s our newest foster dog, Ears. I mean Fergus. He was hanging out outside a friend’s house, and no one was coming forward to claim him, so she posted him on Facebook and tagged me, “doesn’t this look like a dog you would like to foster?” So, umm, now we have him. He’s super sweet, and….EARS: