Previous mentioned project still not done.
I know, right? I really should just get 'er done. Or, as Sherry has challenged herself..."Dude, Get On That Already".
Thing is, this past Monday (a good all around get stuff done kinda day at our place) Tim and I tackled another project. It involved recycling. Good for us, eh? In this case, I can happily say it's an up-cycle. Because boy oh boy does the new location for our basement trim look greeeeat. In my opinion, of course. Fully aware that this is not everyone's cup o'tea. And since it's variety that makes life interesting, it's all good.
Shall we start at the beginning?
Usually basement flooding occurs in the spring, right? Seems logical up here in ON. The sun warms up and makes its way into our hearts, causing smiles and energy everywhere. But it also melts the snow which makes its way into our basements. Sigh.
But this year, autumn was the season of wet for us. Wet. Wet. And wet. And for people who rarely go into certain corners of their basement and then open their basement door one day to peculiar smells...well...it's un-nice. Smelly, wet carpet and underpad. Yu-ck. (this is us, attempting to dry it out. yeah. didn't happen!)
And it does! But better. Cause it's in my house, instead of Katie's. And we did the work, instead of Jeremy. And working on such a project, well, it makes the end result so...endearing. So with some power tools, a Monday off and a whole lot o' sawdust, we went from this:
Just love how it turned out. Thank you, wonderful husband of mine, for listening to my crazy requests and then actually accomplishing them.
It took about 5 hours total. That's dragging up the saw and air gun, taking off the trim, cutting, measuring, re-installing the baseboard and clean-up.
So while the flooding of the basement wasn't on my top ten list of favorite happenings from 2011...it did result in a rather exciting accent wall. Good with the bad, right?