Thursday, March 11, 2010

Finishing the basement=Camping Out

As I have mentioned in a previous post, when finishing the basement, everything, with the exception of a very heavy filing cabinet has been brought upstairs. Most of it ended up in my front room but I had to get creative with a few items. The two mattresses below are an example. Yes, I pulled my sofa away from the wall and put them behind it.
Closer view, if it wasn't obvious from the previous picture. The queen sized one is the mattress we got when we were first married. When we moved into this house, we upgraded to a king sized one and this got wrapped in plastic and moved down into our basement. It will go into "the dormitory" eventually. The twin is a hand me down from my in-laws that we used for my oldest until we bought him a new (and much more comfortable) twin a few years later. We have kept it for visitors, so they can sleep on it instead of the floor. This will go on one of the bunk beds in "the dormitory" as well.
So, what do we do on the weekends with two mattresses in our Great Room? We "camp out" as a family Friday and Saturday night. Yes, you heard me, we move the mattresses from behind the sofa and lay them on the floor in front of our two sofas. We make the beds and sofas, rent a good movie (last weekend it was "The Princess Bride") and as a family hang out and then all of us sleep in the Great Room.
My kids told me the other day, "I am going to be sad when the basement is finished because I love 'camping-out.'" Me too. But, I have a feeling when all is said and done, we might end up "camping out" in the basement a few times too.

6 comments:

ash said...

I love this idea. Sounds like your kids will always remember "camping in the Great room". How comfy.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Oh that's so much fun!!!

michelle said...

They are always going to remember doing that! I am too stingy with my sleep, I am so impressed you do it two nights in a row!

Gabriela said...

You are a fun mom. I'm with Michelle-I am totally stingy with my sleep. I would have stayed with them for a little while and then snuck up to my bed.

Tess said...

What great memories this will all be :D

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

You will love the blue ceilings, It's like blue sky all year long :)