Tuesday, April 19

How much wood can a woodchuck chuck?

This past weekend the menagerie headed to Greenville/the lake to try and wrap up a few more decisions.
This is what we arrived to at the lake....walls polka-dotted with hundreds of paint swatches and the wall leading to the basement all pretty-fied up with barn board. This made the two floors significantly more cohesive (since the upstairs will not be getting some TLC for a while).
 As you can guess we were working on colors.... downstairs will be Aesthetic White by SW. The guys were pulling for a burnt yellow- you can understand now why we banished them to naps and playing with Reacher.
 Here are some unadulterated, non-iPhone, photos of the basement.
 Some of the light fixtures are up... the foosball table goes below those pendants.
  Eric is standing in the ping-pong lair.
 Here is where all of the major dilemmas occurred this weekend: shelving, painting, flooring. Such a tiny room, such passionate decisions. I, of course, want to stick to the plan and paint it all white. Everyone else wants to live in the woods. So right now we will live in the woods and see how it goes. But now the shower sticks out like a sore thumb.... look at the cool drink holding niches that Jeff built in? Sick, huh? Ok, they are really for facewash....but they are currently serving their alter-purpose well.
 Now, don't blink. Below is the toilet wall before Jeff built the shelves....
 And literally 40 minutes later these were in....ah-mazing.  I wish I were a carpentress.
Back up to the photo below. Take a moment to imagine Seneca, SC (think Natty Light, rat-tails, cut-off denim) about 30 years ago when this house was built. Building codes? Nope. Logic? Apparently not. And so we have wrestled back and forth with the basement bathroom in particular. Note the strange triangle in the ceiling.  Oh, it was much worse in the beginning....
(see "the beginning" below in these previously unpublished photos...we just found them on Nate's iPhone)

 To continue my story...the homeowners decided while installing the basement bathroom that instead of addressing the painful state of the ceiling they were just going to install a drop acoustic ceiling. End of problem :)
To read this epic novel from the beginning, click here.
Have a great day. I just received word that the light fixtures and mirror are up the the bathroom. We successfully agreed upon flooring this past weekend, and we only have carpet left! And a few light fixtures...

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