Friday, December 9, 2011



We redid our downstairs area in a few phases. We always wanted to put in a fireplace but we had to save and save for it. Which helped when the tax refund this past year came in! I like being debit free. We always hated the tile and were so thankful when we put in carpet. Charlotte had a terrible head injury from falling down the stairs and her head stopped her fall on the tile. Seriously people. TILE at the bottom of basement stairs?!


This is what the house looked like when the previous owners lived here.


The reason we finally got onto changing the tile.


The start of the removal of tile. Curses to tile!


This project lead Wade having carbon monoxide poisoning. I had it too but not as bad as Wade.

The dust is settling in the picture too. That’s why it’s cloudy.


It’s ready for carpet and paint.


There’s nothing like the fresh smell of new carpet. Smile



The result! Wade and my dad did a fabulous job! Wade put in all the recessed lighting too!


It’s now all full of books and the fireplace has been making the downstairs so nice and cozy warm!


Crystal said...

that looks so awesome, go wade you handy man. Hopefully I will see it in person next year.

Kendra said...

Wow! That looks beautiful! I LOVE the bookshelf!

Anonymous said...

It looks fantastic! Job well done!

David and Amy said...

Wow! That looks great! I love it.

Lora said...

LOVE IT! Want it! Might be a little jealous. :)

Dionne said...

It's beautiful! I love it when practical and beauty meet in a great ending. And, hooray for carpet -- I'm sure that smell isn't good for us but it does smell clean :) I especially love the crown molding -- we might have to copy that one!

Merry Christmas to the Arderns!

Wendi said...

What a cute party! How nice to have your basement finished.

Jay and Emily said...

It looks soo beautiful! I bet you guys are just loving it!

bontovi said...

Looks beautiful! Great Job guys! (Poor Charlotte!).

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness, Jess! Poor thing, Charlotte! Reminds me of when Zeya fell out of the stroller and got a black eye. And I totally know what a pain it is to remove tile! We removed the tile in our downstairs--it was a huge mess, took a long time for all the dust to settle, but so glad we did it! Your house looks beautiful!

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

Poor sweet little Charlotte, Darn that what was his name??? Fernando? Rufus? I can't remember... we used to say it...

The fireplace and bookshelves look GORGEOUS :)