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.
I am a nurse by profession and a single parent to my only child. I enjoy decorating, scrapping, photography, gardening, sewing and travel. I also enjoy my dogs, needle work, cooking and spending time with friends.