Monday, February 22, 2010


This is my kitchen area. Clean. Notice the oak cabinets. We are putting those downstairs as well. I know not Knotty Alder like everyone else right now. I love oak, deal with it.
This is a my Great Room area. Notice the hydrangea potted plants (normally stored in my basement until March) and the three ride-ons that are normally in my basement.
Front room: Everything that was in the basement (with a few exceptions) is now there. Notice the neatly piled storage bins along the back wall and then notice how as you get closer to the front of the picture, everything looks really just thrown in there.
Another picture, that for some reason, wouldn't turn. You see, I started carrying up things with a well ordered plan in mind but as the weekend progressed (with no husband around, who was on a well deserved golfing trip with his dad and brothers), I got panicky and just started bringing things up. I also threatened the kids that they could never play in our new basement unless they helped me. Children ages 10, 8, almost 6 and three were excellent helpers but not really "good placement" minded.
So, I still need to rearrange things quite a bit and make a few more trips to the DI and possibly a find an unattended dumpster but I am afraid, it isn't going to look much better than this for a few months. Oh and we need to start eating more canned corn. I discovered a ton of it down there.


ash said...

Loved the "unattented dumpster" and "eat more canned corn" bits. That looks like a lot of work. Well done!

Tess said...

We just finished finishing our basement. It is a tough process but SO worth it in the end. Hooray!

Minky said...

It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate isn't it? Not even counting the cans of corn... :) did they give you an estimate how long it will take to do the basement?

Nadia said...

I can't wait to see your "after" pics. I love how sunny and scandanavian your home looks. Totally you.

Gabriela said...

If I lived there were there we'd be organizing like crazy.

Can't wait to see the finished project.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Love your kitchen. You will be glad you finished your basement even if it is a pain.:)