I don't know about all of you but around our house projects never end. It's been from one thing to the other with barely a break in between, ever since we moved to this house! First was a bathroom down in the basement for the boys, next came removing the pool in the deck and creating of the garden. Painting our girls room and building a custom bunk bed was one of the many little projects squeezed into our spare time=) We had a breather during our first winter but were back at it the following year with filling in the deck, and remodeling our little shed into a chicken coop. Of course the last project was the backyard makeover which is still in its final stages.
The next enterprise, that of remodeling our basement, had been in idea stage for a very long time, before finally emerging a couple weeks ago when...
...we began to tear down the wall. You see the former residents of our house had partitioned the basement into two separate rooms, by throwing up some paneling on top of the carpet.
Our plan was to create a bigger family room and gathering place by taking down the wall and putting the boys (who at the moment were residing in one of the two rooms) into another part of the basement which was being used as Dad's office, and moving Dad's desk and bookshelves into the larger family room.
We had to move all the boys stuff as well as Dads office equipment. Then the walls had to be painted, and the strip of missing carpeting filled in.
Ta da! We were blessed to get a professional carpet installer for a reasonable price who did an incredible job filling in the gap.
It began to look a little bit like we wanted, but we were still debating on how to finish of the walls to make it look like one complete room.
We finally decided to leave the top of the wall cream, have a white chair rail, and paint the bottom (over the wallpaper on the one side) a chocolate brown color that we happened to have a full bucket of.
I think it turned out really nice with the two tone, and it is ready just in time for all our gatherings we will have while the boys are home.