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Starting the New Year off on the Right Foot

January 4th, 2010

Mr. vB and I rang in the New Year with our good buddies, the Bashams, down in Raleigh. {You can check out Joettte’s own blog here.} Prior to us leaving town, you might remember me mentioning that Mr.vB had been on vacation and he was up to some renovations in the basement.

His allergies have been going haywire lately and we thought it might have something to do with him spending so much time down in the unfinished basement. {His office and music studio are down there.}  We originally used carpet tiles to hide the ugly cement floor because we could get them all for FREE!  4 years later, the tiles have accumulated tons of dust and pet hair, but more importantly condensation is starting to collect underneath them. It’s not their fault {the carpet tiles}, it’s ours, as we apparently did not seal the concrete floor properly the first time!  I had a mold and moisture guy stop in a few weeks ago and luckily we had no mold, but he did recommend removing the tiles and resealing the floor with a resin based product.  We also thought this would be a good time to ditch the carpet tiles and see if it helped Mr. vB’s allergies.

So last week our Basement looked a little something like this.. {I’m totally embarrassed showing this to you guys.  Our Basement had turned into a total catastrophe!!}


As of last night it looked like this..

Pretty Amazing Transformation, eh?

I am currently working on a post with the full step by step details on how we accomplished it all.

Our next step down here will be to drywall the ceiling and the remaining cinder-block walls.  But that will be after we finish dealing with the floors upstairs.  Remember me mentioning that little project too?  Our entire first floor is about to get a little face lift of it’s own!!

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  1. Sarah G
    January 4th, 2010 at 12:12 | #1

    Great transformation!!!!!!!!!
    Well done!

  2. January 4th, 2010 at 12:19 | #2

    Amazing! looks so grown up!

  3. Jen
    January 4th, 2010 at 12:21 | #3

    Can I please have some of your motivation? Looks great!

  4. Joette
    January 4th, 2010 at 12:34 | #4

    I can’t believe that you got the flooring on Saturday and already have it down for a post on Monday! I need to hire you guys to come and work for us. BTW, Shannon shared with me the plans for the “sunroom.” We will definitely have to enlist Mr. vB’s help for that one…not anytime soon, though!

  5. Joette
    January 4th, 2010 at 13:06 | #5

    Oh, yea! Thanks for the shout out! Woot!

  6. Kristi
    January 4th, 2010 at 18:25 | #6

    Looks amazing! You guys are impressive! :)

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