Tag Archives: basement

It’s Probably Not a Dead Body. Right?

Last night at about 8pm, I went to the basement with the intention of taking some measurements and prepping for today. Today is the first Friday I have had off and free all summer and I have great plans to … Continue reading

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Cable Craziness

Since the house was previously rented out to 4 college students (1 per bedroom), cable was run in every room. You’d think that was a good thing. I guess it was but it was done in the craziest way. I’m … Continue reading

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Successes

This past weekend we hit some pretty disappointing snags but the weekend wasn’t a complete wash. We managed to get several productive things done. Here’s what happened downstairs – While tile in the garden apartment took 4 steps backward, the … Continue reading

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How to Paint a Medicine Cabinet

I have plenty of pictures of the garden apartment basement before. But for some reason, I don’t have one at an angle that includes the medicine cabinet/vanity mirror actually in the wall. My dear mother-in-law removed it for us during … Continue reading

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Pie in the Sky Hopes

Remember this TO DO list from a few days ago? Yeah. I’m chuckling too. After the fiasco with our lovely risers, I’m remembering the truth I already know. It will always take longer  &/or cost more money than originally expected. With our … Continue reading

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Drywall the First

Saturday was the first day we actually put up drywall, instead of ripping it down. And by “we”, I mean my dear husband, his father, & his cousin. I was off gallivanting with one of my bestest friends doing a … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: We have paint!!

Am I a bad blogger for taking the weekend off?? Probably. Well I’m back now with lots of fun updates!! I’m also back-dating these posts so they stay on the dates that we actually did the work. * * * … Continue reading

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Basement Demo Day

The basement of our brownstone (can you call it a brownstone if it’s brick?) is zoned as a separate unit; separate electric meter, separate gas meter, 2 different points of egress, the whole nine yards. Unfortunately, it’s not what one … Continue reading

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