Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday: Basement Update

Tackle It Tuesday Meme



Okay, so I haven't been posting my "Tackle it Tuesday" lately, but I'm back to it now. And, since I'm focusing on getting organized big time this year and wanting to post my progress on that anyway, it just makes sense to update my progress on "Tackle It Tuesday" each week. So, here we go. If you've read my previous post below, you know that we are tackling our basement. This is a HUGE project that we were supposed to do LAST winter. We are in the cleaning it out phase and rearranging some things to prepare to build a couple of rooms down there.
We worked on it New Year's Day, and then this past weekend, so far. This is what one corner of the unfinished part of our basement looked like part-way through the clearing. I forgot to take a true "before" picture until I had already cleared a lot of shelving off, etc. That empty shelving was packed full of stuff originally, and there was a whole pile of stuff on the floor in front of all that shelving too.





We eventually got it all cleared out...



And then I painted the walls to try to brighten things up. We're not really finishing this part with drywall or anything, but I wanted it to be something other than just grey concrete basement walls. So, I painted it yellow. Doesn't look all that good, there are many indents/pocks in the concrete, so it is not a smooth finish, but at least it is brighter.

I bought some of those foam square floor mats that fit together and put that down on the floor. Then we moved some of our exercise equipment in last night. There will be a wall on one side that's not there yet, because we'll be building the laundry room next to it. So, I can't really finish covering the floor yet, and we haven't moved our treadmill in this area yet, but at least we are well on our way to getting this corner of the basement organized. Yea!




14 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I am so impressed- it is something I've needed to tackle for a long while... the basement!!!

Steph

~Tyra~ said...

Looks great, that's a big tackle!

JessicaB said...

My little soap dish seems minor compared to your job. Looks great.

Amy said...

Wow- great tackle! That's a nice area that I'm sure you will get a lot of use from.

Lynne said...

That's incredible! We had to clean out our basement before we sold our last home. That was a HUGE job! I swore I never wanted another home with a basement, unless it was finished, it becomes such a catch all for everything and is so easy to ignore.

Looks like you have a great plan in place to put your basement to better use. Way to go! :-D

My tackle is much easier, at least this week! sewingmom.com

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Terri said...

Hey! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Your basement looks great!

Char said...

Our basement never seems to stay untackled! I hope that you get some more stuff cleared out today.

Lisa said...

Wow it looks like you are coming along with your project! Yay! Isn't it nice to get rooms finished like a basement? We started ours in August and it's now waterproof but no longer finished and it's ok with me to work on it bit by bit :)

peppylady said...

Our basement isn't in the greatest shape.
Nice job and Thanks for stopping in

Shortie said...

OH that's great!!

Uisce said...

that's so cool! we can't paint our basement because we've got this water protection system -- long story -- and basically big sheets of plastic hanging -- yeah, I know. but wow, your basement looks so excellent and inviting! I'll be right over!! :)

Shelly said...

Good for you! One of my favorite things is before/after pics of disaster room re-do's. Yours hit the spot! Thanks. . .

forgetfulone said...

That was a fantastic tackle! What a difference.