Monday, March 21, 2011

Basement XII

Brenda started priming the closet.  It wasn't long until I heard her muttering and expressing
some frustration with herself for running the paint roller over the recessed light fixture.
We got it cleaned up of course but the heat from the lights dried the paint almost instantly
and it came off only with some persuasion.

There wasn't a large area to paint but it was broken in several pieces and I was 
quite surprised when she started on a Sat afternoon and finished the primer and two
coats of paint before bedtime.  A real paint slinger, she is.

Looking toward the closet after Brenda finished.

And at long last.  
The final coat of varnish is being applied.
My neighbor Kirk works near the window and gets some fresh air.
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Basement XI

With the main room under control it is easy to forget just how much work is left in the halls, the coat closet and storage area.  Included in these areas are 6 doors such as the one below leading to
the furnace and hot water heater. 

The coat closet with it's doors.

Starting on the hall wall.
Even though this is really the hall way to the main room, the area is large enough we hope
to eventually make a bookcase here. 

Just about done with this wall of about 90 square feet.
This walkway was lit with three small lights but now has four ceiling lights and three wall lights.
We went from two overhead lights in the main room to 4 ceiling can lights, 1 - 36" bar fixture with 4 accent lights for the fireplace, 1 ceiling fan fixture and 8 wall lights.  There were but three electrical outlets in the old room and now there are 11 outlets with 5 of those being double gang boxes.  It would have been interesting to keep track of how many feet of new wiring is in place but something close to 500 feet would be a reasonable estimate I think.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Basement X

More progress.
The main room is almost complete in these photos.  Just a few more
boards to go.  Then on to the hallway.
We are getting far enough Brenda is checking out carpet samples. 
As always, we've come across a few things we'd do differently if we knew when we started what we 
know now.  But all in all, it's looking satisfactory - at least to us.
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