Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blah Basement to Bam Basement!

So Sean and I have talked about doing some things to the basement to spice it up a little.
It wasn't on the top of our list so we never really put much thought into it other than a little paint.

The other night while we were at Wal-Mart Sean found the color he wanted to paint it! I said okay we can buy the paint but we are not touching it until every other project that is currently on the go is done!

It's Monday night at 11:00 and I am dead!!! I didn't sleep much the night before and I'm dead. Sean has the next day off so I am trying to stat awake and enjoy the night together.

He decided that he wants to fill a few nail holes from where we tore down a piece of the 1x3 the guy had used as trim all over the basement. As he is doing this I am starting to get antsy. If that one piece of board is down and the drywall has putty on it and it looks funny then we have to paint. So it is now 11:30pm and I am grabbing a paint brush. I am so mad at this point because I want to sleep and I said no more projects and here we are.

We finish getting the first coat on at about 2:00. The basement is now a mess, everything is pushed in the middle and to top it all off I don't think I like this color. The more I look at it I think what in the hell did we do. Why did I let him talk me into picking this bold color! What was I thinking.

We finally head to bed but guess what I can't sleep, I am thinking about that color and thinking about cutting all of the trim for it and how am I going to place it and what can I put on the wall that is so open. So many thoughts running through my head. I dream about the trim literally.

I wake up at 9:00 and sneak out of the room. I have to get this second coat of paint on! I have to know if I like it. I had about half of the cutting in done when Sean came downstairs so he grabbed the roller and got the second and third coats of paint up.

Now it is onto the trim, which went alot smoother then I expected. Only problem was we didn't have enough. Guess what!?!?! Home Depot trip lol AGAIN.

Before we head out we have to get another door up in the upstairs, which went really smooth!

While we are at Home Depot I am looking for a mirror I seen on sale last week for 18.00. I found it and it's now 39,99! I'm a lil ticked but next to it is this huge mirror and it is perfect for only $50.00! SCORE

We didn't get home until 9:00 so nothing more got done that night.

Yesterday while Sean was at work I got my butt in gear and got the rest of the trim up! When he got home there was only a few more pieces. We cleaned up the mess and take a look at all the hard work we just did.

AND.... OMG I love the color! It looks awesome!

I will share with you our little before and after!



  1. Wow! Aleisha what a big improvement!! job well done :)

  2. LOVE IT! Great colour. I'm like you, I never would have chosen such a bold colour. But it looks really good.