Hey, hey....I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! It's finally been warm enough that we were able to eat outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
I was really hoping to have the basement plank wall finished, but I still have one row of boards to add before I call this project complete. I probably would have been able to finish if I didn't get side tracked cleaning and painting the basement window and door. Regardless of whether or not it's complete, I still wanted to show you how the space is coming along.
You know I LOVE dark doors, so I couldn't resist painting the basement door in my favorite charcoal gray, Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore. I also gave the little window a fresh coat of paint, which made a world of difference. Let me tell you, that window was NASTY. I'm a little embarassed to admit that it's probably only been cleaned twice in the past 9 years. (gasp!) The previous owner had nailed it shut, so I had to pry out the nails and remove the screen to give it a proper cleaning. It was so gross that I ended up painting both the window frame and molding and I can not even tell you the difference it made.
As far as the plank wall goes, I followed the same method that I used for our entryway plank wall. Unfortunately, this wall ended up giving me a run for my money thanks to uneven boards and walls. In the end it all worked out, but not without a very strong urge to throw the nail gun out the window.
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I still have to add the 2 inch board at the bottom, art to the walls and did I mentioned I ordered these awesome stools? I was able to snag them for during an amazing sale and I think they're going to look great against the new plank wall. Let's just hope the kids like them too :)
And what DIY would be complete without the obligatory before and after photo?
It's amazing how much brighter the basement is thanks to the gorgeous plank wall and freshly cleaned and painted window.
What's next on the list?
The floors have been ordered and should arrive around the first week of May. That means I have to paint and get the carpet removed (and all those carpet tack strips!) over the next few weeks. I'm also hoping to install the new bar backsplash before we install the floors. Wednesday will more than likely be spent tearing out carpet and installing the tile backsplash. Sounds like fun, huh?