Top Social

Now If It Would Just Paint Itself


Last time we left the basement renovation, we had taken down the walls and found some unfortunate poles.  Well we have had some busy weekends since then.

First up the electrical.  Which involved the fun of putting more holes in the wall.  And ceiling.  And framing out the firepace to camouflage those weirdly placed poles. 


And making a wall for the workout closet since we got rid of it’s own room.


Then the drywallers spent a week with us working their magic.  We have learned that drywall is an artform that we have not mastered and hiring someone to handle it all was money well spent.  Very well spent.



And then the two pallets of tile had to be carried downstairs.  Did I mention it was heavy?  At least that is what was reported to me.


And after a weekend of fun with all that tile we are now looking like this…



It is a little hard to tell from the photos but it is a charcoal quarzite.  We did figure out a reason why it was on closeout.  Those tiles were all different thicknesses.  Even in the same tile one side was thicker than the other.  Which posed some challenges for installing it.  Or so I am told.  I just provided the beer.

In a perfect world we would have painted first so splattering all over the cement floor would not have been a big deal.  But we were lucky enough to have family come into town to help Derek with this undertaking. We took them when they could come in figuring that dealing with some drop clothes was better than having a cement floor and tile in the garage indefinitely.

Anyone feel like painting this weekend?  I am a pro at bringing down beer.

9 comments on "Now If It Would Just Paint Itself"
  1. You know who loves to paint? This girl. And we are free this weekend! Sign us up!

  2. Kristin sounds like a great friend to have! Your space really looks great so far! I can hardly tell it is a basement. Can't wait to see what else you do down there!

  3. I love the tile, although it sounds like a real PITA to lay it down. We are also paying good money to have the drywall in our kitchen done professionally. It's just worth it.

  4. Wow. Impressive progress! We have also learned, the hard and ugly way, that we are not drywall pros. In the future it will be a job we hire out for.

  5. So the fireplace looks like it's only facing the stairs, is that right?

  6. The floor is looking really nice! Can't wait to see it come together.

    And, um, I'm busy for, forever. So I guess I cannot help with the painting. ;)

  7. Things are looking really good! What color will you paint? I know gray is really popular right now. Would a light gray be too dark? Kudos to the floor crew for getting the edges even... especially with beer involved. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  8. nice. x

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway from This Is Transition if you'd like to check it out. :)

  9. It is inspiring to see someone as creative and proactive as you. All I can do afford you some jealous praise and congratulate you on your tenacity and patience.