This never felt like a living space to me….it was always just “storage”, unfinished, ugly, cold --- never cozy and inviting, just a necessary overflow space for stuff that couldn’t fit in the studio side of the basement.
WHAT A HUGE difference! The carpet is done. New baseboards are all up. There is a new door installed to DH’s lawn mower garage/workshop space. my feet feel cushioned, the noise level is way down, and it feels COZY! It feels like a living space ---
The two sets of industrial shelves have been installed and I have moved my sewing machine museum to those shelves. Photos to come of that later.
Today? The Return of the Stash! Anyone want to come help haul and fold? I think I’ll be spending much of the day petting the fabric and putting it back where it goes.
The other day while searching for flannel sheets to use for my design wall, I came across these fleece blankets in a gray that I thought would do the job just as well and be cheaper – they were $10 a piece. I bought two.
I know some have seamed sheets together or duct taped the foam insulation boards into one big piece..but there is no way this thing would come down the stairs in one piece…no where to lay out an 8 foot X 8 foot design wall to cover it --- so I’m doing it in two pieces which will be butted together.
I actually only have a 7.5 ft high basement wall, so my insulation boards had to be trimmed to fit. I laid the fleece down and cut about a 3” margin and simply wrapped the boards using carpet tape to stick it to the backside of the boards.
It’s not pretty, but it will do the job!
Two design wall boards ready to be taken downstairs and mounted on the wall --- as soon as I do all the other things down there that I need to do to make room!
Do things stick? Oh yes they do! And I figure if it turns out that I’d rather have flannel after all ---it will be an easy fix, having the wall space and the insulation boards on hand was the difficult part – covering them with batting or flannel or something else if this doesn’t work won’t be a problem…..only --- I think this is going to work just fine!
My thoughts and prayers are still with friends, family and those of you in the path of Hurricane Sandy ----hang on tight everyone, it looks like it’s a doozy, and the after effects past land fall look pretty extreme.
I’m hoping for QuiltCam time this evening, so look for me at 9pm Eastern --- those of you with power, that is!