Much time and effort has been spent recently on finishing the basement. My dad came over 2 days this week and helped me, and Rachel has helped me when possible.
I finished installing the new paneling on Friday and we starting installing trim today. To help save money, we have went with a “rustic” look. Instead of using “regular” trim, we are using 1×4 standard boards for baseboards and ceiling trim. We are going to leave them unfinished to help with the effect. We are then using pre-finished trim for inside and outside corners and filler strips. These pre-finished pieces are interesting, as the finish isn’t a stain or wax, but like a sticker.
My plans for tomorrow are to work on the trim some more, and get as far as I can. I start summer classes on Monday, so I will need to rest up as my first class is at 8am. We are also going to look at 3 futons for possible purchase.
Our plans were pushed way up due to an unforeseen email I received from my aunt Beth. She’s coming out! They should be here July 3rd. We always stay with her when we go to see them in Oklahoma, so we need to return the favor and show her some Hoosier hospitality. We have currently planned taking a tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as they’re big racing fans, fireworks at Memorial Stadium and a tour of Monroe Reservoir.
We’ve decided to purchase 2 futons for our sitting area downstairs, to make it cozy and a good sleeping area. We are also bumping up our plans to install a shower downstairs for my aunts arrival. This way any guests we have will have their own full bathroom.
We will soon get to finally utilitize all of the space in our home, and not just half of it!