So part of my absence lately has a lot to do with a little basement overhaul.
Not just painting..and playing with colors and textures, oh no. We’re talking starting from the ground up.. LIT-RA-LY.
We (jared) took all the drywall down, cleaned the walls like crazy people.. sanded everything down and we drylocked the whole thing. The cinder block walls behind the old drywall was a hot mess, there were leaks that needed to be patched up, ROOTS growing on the wall. My worst nightmare.
Builder Dad Ricky came in and framed it in for us, while Jared’s friend did an awesome job at plumbing. Because, I’m that wife that wants the shower moved 5 inches.
It matters people. 5 inches matter.
Whoa whoa whoa. C’mon now.
In a bathroom that’s already tiny as heck, we needed the space and it added a little bit more light coming around from the corner. You’ll see that soon.
Then came the electrician, who re-wired everything, and added two more lights (Hallelujah!) so we could actually see in the tiny cave that is is.
And, we’ve since drywalled–and mudded and by we I mean Jared. No, that’s a lie. I did help- I held up that mammoth ceiling ALONE while he lost the drill–found the drill–dropped the screw– found it.. all without breaking a sweat. I’m pretty sure that means my work outs are working. I’m built people, BUILT.
Our goal is to do the whole basement (ahh) under $2000.00. We’re using things we have, like re purposing old doors that were in the house before, clearance items (Hello sales on toilets!) and trying to just think smarter with our money. Do we NEED 2.99 a square foot tile, or can we get by with something cheaper? Yeah.. it’s a fun time. Pray for us, mmk? I’ve gotten a few come to Jesus talks regarding my spending habits, thankfully my husband is GREAT at reminding me we’re on a budget.
How about you? Any big overhauls going on in your life?