Monday, August 2, 2010

20 Gallons of paint + 2 days = Painted Basement

We spent the weekend painting the basement! It took 20 gallons of primer/ paint to get it all covered. We carried the neutral color from our first floor down there. We are trying to flow straight into the basement for the consistency.

We are delighted with out well the knock down ceiling turned out.
Next up, the engineering and building of our stairs (since we took out the wall and made a new landing we now need to decide whether we are going to have a step in both directions from the landing and what kind of spindles/ handrail we want. The steps that are currently there are just plywood for temp steps, not carpet ready by any means.

We are also going to start the tiling on the kitchen and bathroom floors this week, hang 4 new doors and wrap the metal poles from the support beams. The cabinets are in our garage calling my name but the staining will have to wait until next week (sure would like to get them up though so I don't have to look at all of these cutouts on the wall).

Linking to Metamorphosis Monday


Deanna said...

What a great achievement you have that's alot of painting to do such a short amount of time...praising you and wishing you well with the projects!

Susan said...

Whew! Oh, Amy. That's a huge job. Twenty gallons of paint is a LOT of paint! Whoa doggie. That basement must be HUGE. It's going to be gorgeous, though, so keep up the good work! Susan

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from Metamorphosis Monday! The transformation is coming along nicely!

Patty in Oz said...

Wow!!! Your renovation is looking grand! You must be tired? We painted this last weekend and only applied three gallons......we were beat. Older and slower...yup.

I have to admit, it's nice to be full swing in a big project...Not near as BIG as yours. Can't wait to see the cabinets. You guys are really amazing me.

Natasha said...

What a fantastic space-it looks huge! Great job painting it all!

Best wishes,