Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Yahoo! Basement Update!

People! I've got carpet! Really! Well, mostly anyway. The bedrooms need to be tacked down still, but other than that, the basement has been carpeted! I went downstairs last night and did little carpet angels. :0) I'm not kidding either. Mackenzee joined me. Giddiness overtook me. I went and got all of the DVDs that have been scattered around my house and started organizing them in preparations for the official move downstairs. {I know...I'm a dork}
See? Old, ugly carpet that was never meant for children because it's WAY too light...and beautiful brown carpet below. This picture actually makes it look a lot darker than it really is.
See? It's not as dark as you thought. Do you also see the stacks at the end of the room? That's the stacks of stuff that were piled in my dining room. And now they don't have to be in the way anymore! Yahoo!
This is "the closet" and the tv room. Isn't it gorgeous? Ok...so it's just painted walls and carpet. BUT STILL! Do you know how long I've waited for this? MONTHS! And we are at the end of all of it now! Hallelujah!
The DVD shrine the hubby had Brandon install for us. No, it's not crooked. The picture is. Or maybe it's the picture taker? I was kind of loopy from the smell of the carpet glue!
And, because hubby worked so hard....here is the bathroom tile. He did it this last weekend. I know it's just an edge shot here...but the bathroom is full of stuff. We had to shove it all in there while they carpeted. But, didn't he do a good job? Kudos to the hubby!

They are coming back today to finish up downstairs and then put in the carpet in the living room and hallways upstairs. My polka dotted living room carpet will be NO MORE! You name a color...and it's on my floor. Can't wait for it to disappear. :0) And the threat has gone out to my children! Though the carpet was pre-polka dotted when we moved in, the pink polka dots are from my daughter. {Go figure} I fear I will become Nazi mommy. "Take your shoes off!" "No food on the carpet!" Sigh. What can you do?

16 comments:

Bridget said...

Looks great. I love it! A basement would be SO nice. I am slightly jealous.

Amber M. said...

FABULOUS! Hooray for carpet! Hooray for a usable basement!

Alicia said...

That is so cool, I can't wait to come and see it. I'll bet you are giddy, it has been a long wait and now you have it. I didn't realize you were carpeting the upstairs as well, that is fun too, girl, you have a new house, that is too much fun.

~Virginia~ said...

looks great! nice big space. i love the way new carpet smells! :)

Christie said...

Basements are the BOMB. Yours looks fantastic. Now you get to go shopping and buy some furniture for it. Yay!

The Orton's said...

I LOVE IT! What a great feeling. Who cares if your Nazi mom? It's your house and you have to look at the spots on the carpet! Ours are from our rotten dogs. I'm ready for new carpet....someday....

Sister Honey Bunch said...

When is Sassy planning to move it?

Bonnie B. said...

Woohoo!!! It looks awesome. And "the closet" didn't turn out too bad. I'm totally happy for you!

Montay said...

I can not wait to come over and take a look see I am sitting here wishing I had a basement to play in sigh some day happy basement to you!!!!

Jane the Sane said...

Beautiful carpet! You are making great progress :)

Shannon said...

WOW, I'm jealous that you guys are that far. We are still tearing out walls! It looks great and I know the feeling of excitement you are having. Have fun

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

hi ashlee -- but you are a sweet kind dork :) hehehe

congrats! kathleen :)

utmomof5 said...

Yea for carpet!! Isn't funny the things that make us happy!! I remember when we finished out basement adn the carpet came I went downstairs and rolled around on it!! I had little carpet peices all over me, it was wonderful!!!!

Cameron said...

Sweet!

Buxton Family said...

Looks fantastic. Can't wait to see it in person.

Momma Mary said...

oooooooh... I'd bet you're chomping at the bit to get things down there and set up! I would be. That's the best part about moving for me (we do it often). Have fun! I can't wait to see pictures when it is done!