Basement Progress

Our basement is moving right along and I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited about a house project! 
We love our new house, especially the yard and the neighborhood, and feel blessed to call this place home, but we have missed having a big space to entertain in.  
On Sunday night we had our family over for dinner and it really hit home how tight our cozy family room is when there are more than five people in it.
We are really looking forward to the open space in our basement not only for the kids and their friends to hang out, but also for movie night for our family and Patriots and Red Sox games with a crowd!
{Speaking of movies and baseball, has anyone seen the baseball movie Moneyball?  We watched it last night.  Beware of some profanity with younger viewers, but otherwise a really good movie about the statistics of baseball…..with the bonus eyecandy of Brad Pitt!}
Back to the basement reno…..I traded the solid door that leads into the basement with an extra French door that came with the house, and I love it there!  The basement already feels more like a part of the house.  A new chunkier railing will be installed.  (See the deadbolts on both doors?  They are everywhere in this house – including all the bedroom doors.  So strange!)
The walls are all primed and about to get painted, and then the doors and trim will be hung and painted.  Those lally columns you see in the middle of the room will be boxed out and painted white.  They will divide the room up into a TV area and a play area.

I was going to paint the stairs like I did in the garage, but we decided it would be quieter to have them carpeted, along with the rest of the basement.

The basement doesn’t look so pretty quite yet, but it really has come so far, and in just a few weeks’ time it will all be done!

How are your January projects all coming along?  I’m about halfway through Hannah’s closet makeover!
Don’t forget to link up your project afters on Friday, January 27th – I can’t wait to see them!

Happy Tuesday my friends.