Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Temporary Basement Fix

This last rainfall solidified, at least in my mind, big-time basement renovations were going to have to wait.  Maybe forever.  Who puts up drywall and lays carpet in an area that leaks when it rains?



But I had to do something.  The ugly, dreary paneling was getting to me.



So, after the rainfall and before the clean-up, I painted.  A bright, cheery yellow.  And the kids helped me paint, which was fun.






Yes, yes, I need an after picture.  Yet here I sit on my sofa with a cup of coffee that is both the perfect temperature and the right combination of coffee and cream.  Oh, and all three kids are still asleep.  So no, I will not go snap a picture just now.  Blame laziness, blame selfishness, say what you like, but I am not moving from this spot just yet.  Later. I'll take an after picture later.



I won't say that I love it down there now, but I like it much, much more than I did before.  It certainly is bright and cheerful now and, besides dry, what else can a homeowner ask for?

4 comments:

sixty-five said...

Nice! I'm all in favor of the quick fix - often that's all it takes. Who needs perfection?

Bob said...

This could be the start of "C, M & H" Painting Services, serving the greater north shore....

terri said...

You've got paint on your bum.

Alexis Jacobs said...

I love that color of yellow! Cute pic with the kids. Do you hire then out?