8:53 p.m. — Thursday, September 29, 2011
We've been busy beavers. Chipping up the last of the old tile:
(We started this project, oh, seven years ago?)
Painting the stairwell and stairs:
Here's the stairwell after painting the walls and the trim, and priming the steps, and before painting the steps. No, that painter's tape DID NOT WORK. And no, I don't want to talk about it.
Below, ou can see the old, peeling paint on the off-white wall, as well as the new cinderblock walls in the laundry area before we painted them:
Already done in these photos: Replaced the wall down the center of the basement, which divides the workshop / storage area from the rec room / craft area / laundry area, changed out the fluorescent tubes for recessed lights, and sheet rocked / painted the wall around the bottom of the steps.
Not pictured: Scraped and painted the basement walls (the old paint was peeling, so we had to scrape all the bubbles off), painted the laundry area, and put up shelves. We're still not sure what we'll be doing on the floor (the tiles were held down with asphalt...it's a mess) or on the ceiling (don't want to sheet rock...). Plus, waterproofing would be a good idea before we get too ahead of ourselves.
More "After" photos to come...