We've been talking about it since we moved in
a year and a half ago.
Hubby has finished the basements of all our previous houses.
He's a do-it-his-self kinda guy.
Paying someone to do something he can do himself would drive him crazy.
Or at least that's what he says.
I've never witnessed it.
He has ALWAYS done everything himself.
But with the amount of time he is working here in Chicago, he hasn't had the time.
And I was getting sick and tired of getting sent to my room.
That's what usually happened when the kids had friends over.
Trying to not be the hovering mom can feel like punishment sometimes.
So we decided to do a "temporary fix".
He painted the floor with that garage floor paint (with sprinkles- just like a party).
He hung painters drop cloths to separate the storage and workshop areas.
Then we unpacked all our old basement furniture and junk.
Notice on the left that Tony has taped a goal on one of the drop cloths.
We bought a used pool table off Craig's List.
and set out the old foosball table.
And now we've decided that this might not be so temporary.
It's sure is nice not having to worry about kids wrecking the basement you just spent thousands of dollars finishing.
We've had some experience with that too.
Like when one of them spilt a giant glass of chocolate milk all over the new carpet down stairs and "forget" to tell anyone (but somehow realized it was a good idea to move a chair over the spot to cover it). Then they do nothing about it until we all start to notice this horrible smell coming from the basement.
Anyhoo, everyone has been spending a lot of time down there.
Everyone, except Ace.