Saturday, June 5, 2010

We're Off and Running!!!

The day I've been waiting for has finally arrived!! WE STARTED THE NEW ROOM!!
Thursday was the first day of our new adventure. The guys showed up about 8:30 am and immediately started dismantling the garage doors. I, in the mean time, placed an ad on Craig's List to sell them and by 6:00pm that same day they were sold and cash in hand! They next started to rough- in the openings and by 8:00 pm they had the tar paper and siding on the outside. (They had to close it up before they went home for the night.) They temporarily put the door in, locked it and fell into their truck, exhausted!

Friday I had to work so I didn't get to see much of what they did but they roughed-in the storage area that is at the very back or front depending which way you come into the room. Originally the storage area was going to be built just outside the original garage under the carport but the concrete pad was going to be 1600.00 and that was above the budget so we had to take some of the space out of the room. I think it will be OK and not affect the design too much.

I originally planned to put a fake fireplace in the room with the TV in the firebox but, that too, had to be cut b/o the budget. I did find two used bathroom cabinets at a garage sale for $30.00. I will put them together put a top over the two and put the TV on it. Also, I bought two old house screens that will go above to form doors. The screens have wooden frames and chippy white paint. I think that they will look great when it is put together. On each side of the cabinets will be a closet that will house a lot of my craft supplies and such. They will have some unusual doors that I will share with you at the time they are completed.

That is the latest update. Soon I'll share some of the other details of the room as we go along.
Luckily I will be home all next week to watch the progress. I'm really excited to see every detail.


Stacey said...

Oh I bet that is all going to turn out beautifully. You are smart making strict budget know so often those things work out better in the end. Can't wait to see what you do!

Victoria said...

Oh how exciting that is! I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done:)

Stella said...

I know you are so excited to see this all coming together. Sounds like you also made some good budget decisions. Can't wait to see the progress and final revel.

Jean Tuthill said...

Yay, I'm so glad you've finally got the room started. I have already finished half my garage and we have storage in the front. We still have our garage door and it comes in handy to put big stuff in and out, DBF's Scooter, Snow blower and trash cans. This back part is my "workroom", I need a lot more room! I would fill it no matter how big it was. haha Anyway, I hope it all goes well, and that they finish ahead of schedule. Keep posting pics!