Friday, September 3, 2010

COMPLETE

The basement is finished. Just what we needed--more space! Anyway, we are happy about it even though it does seem like more room than we need right now. As you can see, Brent has already moved some (not all) of his precious DVD collection down to his new shelves. Which I guess means that he really wanted them, and I suppose it is okay that we came to a compromise. (In case you are wondering, I didn't want any built-in shelves, and I wanted to use antiques, while Brent didn't want his vast collection to be housed in my "rickety old antiques.") The shelves we built are about a third as big as Brent originally wanted, and the DVDs that don't fit on the shelves are going in antiques. How is that for mature, adult behavior?

We also have a guest room with a full bathroom. They are connected to each other so when people stay over they can really have their own space and don't have to feel like they are getting kicked out of the bathroom by Stella.

The yellow paint was free from a previous job that my dad did. The strong yellow has been somewhat controversial, but I like it. Especially since it was the only thing that was free. (Also, it doesn't really look as yellow in person as it does in some of these pictures. That's just how the light hit the camera.)

And if this wasn't enough home improvement news for you, I also had our contractor install a new faucet in my kitchen sink. I had been hating my old one for three years now. It was too low and did not have a sprayer. So I am feeling pretty fancy (and poor) these days.

7 comments:

mistieleigh said...

beautiful! Way to compromise too!

Suzette Willmore said...

wow - lookin' good! so, what is next?

Christy said...

How exciting! It looks awesome and I can't wait to see it in person! :)

Lori said...

Looks great.

Nicole said...

It looks great Michelle!

Kristen said...

I think yellow is nice for a basement. Luckily you have those huge windows to help bring in the light too.

Anna said...

I'm so in love with that faucet. Seriously.