Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Twenty-Ten Basement Remodel Catch Up

Most of you know, that since April, we've been in the midst of remodeling our basement.
My hubby has been doing all the work himself, which has been a labor of love.
Each time we thought we had an idea when we might finish this project, another wrench has been thrown in the mix. It has been interesting, to say the least!
Just to recap where we left off in July, my hubby had just finished framing in a wall and putting up sheetrock - here's what it looked like.

In August, he built us a custom bar, tiled the floor behind the bar, added a sink, and put up bead board paneling.

Now, fast forward a few months..... and here is where we're at today!

You might remember awhile back, when I mentioned we purchased a collection of vintage license plates.
Well, now you can see from the above pic what we did with most of 'em!
My hubby reworked our stairs too - I didn't want carpet covering them again.

So he patched them the best he could, painted them black, and used some of the leftover license plates and some other signs on the risers.
The nezperc plate is extra special since it was my hubby's late grandparent's personalized plate.

Here is a view of the other side of the room opposite the new wall.

And this view shows part of the area behind our couches...

It feels good to finally be this far along. We still have a bunch of work to do though. The back bedroom down here that I store all my fabric in, still hasn't been touched. So, that's what's next on the list! My studio area has been painted, new floor installed, so after the back bedroom is finished, I think I'll get to move in - yay!

6 comments:

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Nice job! I love how you used the license plates on the wall & stairs! My hubs has a collection also....may give us some ideas when we tackle our basement this year!
♥'s
Sherry

Connie said...

Caauuuuute, sugar! I'll bet the girls have a great time down there.
xoxo,
Connie

Kathi said...

This looks like such a fun place to hang out. Great job!! Kathi

Anonymous said...

Also love how you used the plates, especially on the kickplates. My dad has a collection that line a garage wall. Carriep

Heidi Ann said...

Wow! That is one VERY cool basement! Looks like a wonderful place to hang out - much nicer than our basement, that's for sure. I LOVE the license plates and what you did with them!

Susan said...

OMG!! I love your theme! You both did a great job. You are truly blessed.....my jealous horns are coming up lol!!

Enjoy it and good luck with the next phase!

Susan
xoxo