34 January 11, 2011

The Basement Drywall is Done

Remember the drywall photos from last week? Here’s what the walls are looking like today.

So much more finished! The trim is starting to go in today too. Hooray for more progress!

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    Tanya
    January 11, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Yay! That is so exciting. I’m so excited to see this space when it is complete, I can only imagine the anticipation you feel.
    ~Tanya

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    Suzie @ cupcake monkey
    January 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Wow! Things are really taking shape! How exciting this must be!!

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    Nuit
    January 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

    LOOKS GREAT!!!!! oh Nicole, I am so inspired by u :)

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    Ashley
    January 11, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Looks great! Is the construction noise bothersome at all (I’m wondering, since you have a little one at home)?

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      Making it Lovely
      January 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      It hasn’t been too bad. Some days are a little unnerving for Eleanor at first, but once she’s used to it (after ten minutes or so), she’s fine. You would think it would help to have her nursery on the second floor, but the sound travels throughout the whole house pretty well.

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    Amanda
    January 11, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Oh, nice! I’m excited to see the end result!

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    Carole
    January 11, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Nice! How long will your project take? Thinking about our basement and wondering what to expect for the time line…

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      Making it Lovely
      January 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      Um, four weeks? Starting at the beginning of November? Yeah. I knew that was unrealistic, but I think we’re about ten weeks in at this point with probably another two to go.

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        Carole
        January 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

        Ten weeks. Holy cow. How did you find your contractor? I am freaked out about someone being in my house for that long while construction is going on (my husband and I both work outside of the home). Oh well. I guess I am going to have to get over it.

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    Ashley
    January 11, 2011 at 11:41 am

    It’s looking so good!

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    beth lemon
    January 11, 2011 at 11:45 am

    This tip is probably too late but you will save yourself a load of time if you prime and paint your trim before installing it. Then all you have to do is touch up the holes where the nails are.
    Also, you won’t need to tape anything. Paint your walls then install the trim.

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      Making it Lovely
      January 11, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks, but I actually find it easier to paint the trim on the wall! I don’t tape when painting so that’s probably why. Our trim is pre-primed too, so that helps.

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    Courtney
    January 11, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I cannot wait to see the finished project! I am so proud of yall because this is such a huge undertaking and you are conquering it!

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    jbhat
    January 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Hooray!

    jbhat

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    Mel @ this girl and that guy
    January 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I cannot begin to express how jealous I am right now!! Are you going to share expenses? If not, I totally understand. I just wouldn’t have a clue how much an undertaking such as this would cost but I would love to know because it’s an option in our house!

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      Making it Lovely
      January 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      I haven’t decided yet. If I do, I’ll share in a recap when the construction is finished.

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        Kelsey
        January 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

        I’m really curious as to the costs…it sounds like you have a contractor who is letting you do some things on your own also (trimwork)…is that pretty unusual?

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        Making it Lovely
        January 12, 2011 at 9:03 pm

        No, the contractor is putting in the trim. He’s fine with us doing as much or as little as we want though, as long as it’s not the code-related stuff (electrical, plumbing, etc.).

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    Jason
    January 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Great progress! Did you level your basement floor? If so, how did you do it? Thanks!

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      Making it Lovely
      January 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      Yes. We didn’t do it — the contractor had someone come in to do it. The floor was ground down in the high spots and later was filled in with some sort of self-leveling stuff.

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    Emily @ Merrypad
    January 11, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Looks SO GOOD. Have you a color palette in mind? Pinks?

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      Making it Lovely
      January 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      I think my studio will be pink, but I’m not sure yet about the rest of the space! I’m thinking of painting the floor a fun color too.

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    Jordan@the2seasons
    January 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Hi I just discovered your blog and I am so excited. I can’t wait to see the basement transform!

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    holly
    January 11, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    so jealous! so far so good!

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    Carolyn
    January 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Yay! It looks great! I can’t wait to see it all come together!

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    Cassie
    January 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I’m excited for you. I can’t wait to see what you do with the space. :)

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    Katie
    January 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    You may have already said this elsewhere but how high is your basement ceiling? Trying to figure out how low a ceiling one can get away with before it’s not worth finishing a basement anymore…

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    Katie
    January 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    D’oh! You said the half bath ceiling is 6’5″ in, like, the last post. I’m an idiot. Sorry :(

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      Making it Lovely
      January 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      It’s 6’2″ actually. Very short. The rest of the basement is about 7′ tall though.

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    Melissa
    January 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Fun! It’s getting closer. Have you decided on what type of flooring you’ll have? We are in the process of finishing our basement and I’m stuck on what type of flooring to go with.

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      Making it Lovely
      January 12, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      We’re going to paint the floor for now and just tile the bathroom and laundry room.

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    kristin
    January 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    it’s already looking so NOT scary anymore. yay! i am super pumped about the reveal. (obviously not as much as you, but still!)

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    Navy Bean
    January 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    So exciting! I cannot wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the decor. It’s going to look amazing!

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