|View of the main family/TV room from the bottom of the stairs. I'm not|
sure if I've ever mentioned how crazy huge that screen is (or how I was
NOT expecting anything that big when we set out on this project), but
how awesome it is to watch movies on!
|Opposite view of the same room. It's quite cozy — now that we hung |
some things on the walls — for such a large room.
|Including this fun little gem — Ryan's autographed |
guitar. Autographed by whom, you ask?
|Why, Sir Paul McCartney, of course!|
|Another collage wall, of sorts, this one sports some of Ryan's favorite|
albums, framed and symmetrically displayed.
|And since this is Ryan's "man cave," (though I kind of|
despise that term) he got to do some additional
decorating, including this shelf of Hawkeye
|Another view of the kitchenette. And, of course, a refrigerator is supposed|
to fit in that nook to the left of the cabinets, but alas, that's for another
time (when our wallets allow it).
|Bathroom, and finally a fairly accurate view of the wall|
color, as opposed to the really yellowish tint that
usually shows up in photos of this room.
|Ah, there it is. That yucky yellowish tint.|
|Can you spot me in this picture? (See the little elbow in the mirror? |
That's me standing in the shower to get this shot.)
|View of both main rooms from just outside the bathroom.|
|The extra bedroom, which hasn't changed at all really. We have no spare|
bedroom furniture at the moment, so until we do, this room will
probably stay just like this. Owen enjoys riding his tricycle around the
big empty space, in the meantime.
|Opposite view of the bedroom.|
|The toy room (in all it's messy, played-in glory!) We hope to get some fun|
art on the walls in here soon, along with some shelving or other means of
|View from inside the toy room, looking out.|
|Another view of the toy room, showing the french doors outside. The|
office door is just to the right.
|The office, still quite unfinished. Eventually, there will be some shelving|
for storage and things will get spruced up a bit.
Now, regarding those chairs and table seen above, that is an example of one of the projects I hope to complete soon and share on this blog. I already bought the spray paint to refinish all the metal legs. And I picked up this fabric to reupholster the chairs. It's mostly gray, but with a bit of red, to tie in the rug that will probably stay for a while.
This table top MUST get painted, if it's going to stay. This was one of the very first DIY projects I ever did some 8 or 9 years ago and I am no longer proud to display it. I'm not entirely sure yet what I will do with it, but rest assured it will be much more subdued that this crazy red mess!
Anyway, more on that later. For now, that's about it for our basement remodel. We've put a fork in it because...it's done!