Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Finished Work!

Things at the Kidman house are going pretty great right now! After weeks and weeks of Travis, Cody, and my dad busting their butts in the basement, the finish work is finally-finished. And it looks great! I wish I could say that the basement was now finished, but the list of things to do is still long. This week will consist of cleaning up all of the saw-dust and scrap pieces, and beginning the priming. Hopefully over the next week we can really start to paint and it should look great. Then we have to rock the fireplace and get our bookshelves installed, and then it is just carpet. After that we have some serious plans to sit on our butts and watch a movie in our new basement! Sounds good right? A few people have e-mailed me and gotten upset that I haven't posted some pics-so here you go!
The first pic is our play room, the brown stuff is some thick beadboard-and there are shelves right next to the window, I'm super excited about this room!

The second pic is cabinents right next to the fireplace, hopefully this week we will get bookshelves installed above them and the mantle should be installed too.

The third pic is our fireplace, eventually it will be rocked, with a mantle and the TV fits into the cubby above it.

The fourth pic is my doors, I know its just a door, but I think they are too stinkin cute.

and the fifth pic is shadowboxing. It goes along the whole family room and when it is painted it will look like a whole wooden extension of the wall. It should look terriffic! I didn't post any pics of the office, but it is just a room off to the side of the family room and we left it open.
Some other great news is that Adyson played at a neighbors house yesterday without me! I know for some kids this isn't a big deal, but for us it is the biggest! The neighbor invited us over to play and after a while Sienna was much to tired, so I told Adyson it was time to go, and she just said "no, I think I will stay!" I ran out of their as fast as I could before she changed her mind! She starts pre-school soon, and I'm hoping she will do okay.

Sienna is talking up a storm and I can't believe all the words she says. She is starting to reapeat everything! I love watching her learn, right now we are working on stairs-hopefully she will understand how to carefully go down them by the time the basement is finished. This is her new face. We call it her glare and she can stare us down better than most! She can hold "the glare" for about a minute, and then it is all smiles!

Other than that, we are just doing the same old-same old! I have to say that I am so impressed with how much Travis has learned and how seriously he has taken the finish work. It looks like a pro did it and I am so proud of him! I have to ask myself-"Is there anything this man can't do?"


Heather Wolfley said...

What a great post! I just love your basement -- I can totally picture it. I just can't wait to see the paint! Your girls are just beautiful and I can't wait to see them!

Trisha said...

IT looks so good! It takes so much patience and I'm sure I'll need your advice when we finally finish our basement.

Nate & Sarah Schwartz Family said...

I've seen the basement & I am SOOOO impressed! We are working on ours & now it looks sooooo plain. I think I need to hire you guys to tell me what we need to do.