Wednesday, July 30, 2008

basement before & after...

Okay, I promise we'll get back to pictures of me SOON! But first you've gotta see what Mommy & Daddy have been up to this summer! I have been hearing all kinds of banging down there when I'm trying to nap, so it's about time they share what they've been up to with you! When we bought our new house in Virginia, this basement was divided up into two areas by a bookcase jutting out into the middle of the room. (as seen above) So Mommy & Daddy knew that they wanted to open up the space to host groups of college students for Bible studies & have a fun room for me to play in!

Today they finally finished up our new space! (well, now it's ready to decorate, etc...) They were able to keep the built-in bookcase & move it into Daddy's office- isn't that great? With lots of patching & paint, it's amazing what you can do to a space. :) They also hung new light fixtures & installed a laminate floor themselves. (89 cents a foot!)

The wetbar was already here, and with some paint on the bottom of it & pendants hung over the top (thanks to Daddy, our mastermind & electrician!), it's ready to serve! Behind that loveseat, we're going to put a table & chairs as well as a little kids' corner just for me!

Way to go, Mommy & Daddy! We'll have lots of fun in our new room!
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  1. You have the neatest house! They don't make them like that here!

  2. Ooooh! Aaaah! :)

    You 2 are just amazing... you could both have careers in home renovation if you wanted, and maybe even a show on TLC! haha

    I've never seen a fireplace in a basement before! I guess that's what hills do to a house. Amazing!

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  4. WOW! What a GREAT space for RUF students! You guys did a fantastic job! I'm so impressed!!!! Way to go!!!