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Old 01-30-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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FINALLY, I am finished, a huge thank you to all especially Atlantic and Bud..


I have finally finished my basement. It has taken me long enough, 3 years, but am done. I would like to thank the many, many people who have helped me in the last 3 years. Answering all my stupid questions.....lol Especially Atlantic, who had it not been for him I would never have been able to do this, Big hug and kiss for you Atlantic, and Bud Cline for all your great help with my tiling, big hug and kiss for you too.

Please take a look, but don't look too closely or you will notice the many mistakes, but my clients, my 2 girls, don't know the difference.

They love it. It is really a space for them to hang with their friends.
If there is one thing that I have been able to show my girls is that if you really want to do something, you can. You can do anything!

This is the beginning of my project.



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And here is the completed basement. I still have to get some furniture in there. The fireplace mantle is an old mantle from my renovation of my home that I saved.

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This area is an are that I will be putting in a computer desk. I attached laminate flooring to the walls, to sort of give it a libraryish feel......lol


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Jamie, thank you so much for the very clear instructions on how to post photos. Now I don't have to ask the kids.


Thank you so very much to all of you. This is truly the place to be for DIY.

Nathan, there will be a lot less stupid questions asked in this forum from now on..........

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I don't know what happened but not all the pics attached.

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You can only have so many pics that will show up in a thread when you attach them

Based on your post I think its 4 per post
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Thanks Scuba Dave. Maybe I will try posting again.
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you might want to put them all on an album at a photo hosting site like photobucket or what ever site you like.


I don't know what you are worried about. What I can see looks great!!
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Ok, I am going try it again.


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It's working, here are some of the before.

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Here are some more of the after.


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That looks great !
Did you do the mudding to ?
One thing I'm not very good at, I take too long

What material is the dark brown on the wall in the "hallway" ?
Looks nice - just paneling or something else ?
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Gentlemen....we have some serious competition




Very, very nice work Y.M.

Looks terrific. You should be very proud of yourself.

Congratulations and thanks for posting the pics.
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Thanks Atlantic, you are so very sweet.

Gentlemen, you have nothing to worry about. This is far from perfect.
And yes, I must say, I am rather proud of myself.
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Looks fantastic - top notch! Is the ceiling a knife texture? I'm gonna forward this link to my father - he's been wanting to frame out his basement for years... maybe this will spur him along.

I like how you camouflaged the electric panel! Is that piece of art hinged or just hung in front of it? Electric panels are so ugly...

What is the purpose of this space (it looks like a fancy office)? I noticed you said clients.
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Thanks Apple.

The ceiling is hand textured, with a 4 inch knife.
I needed to do that as I had to cut the drywall in order for me to lift it.

The artwork hiding the electric panel is just hung on a picture hook.

My clients are my 2 daughters...... It is a space for them to hang with their friends. It looks fancy, only because I wanted to make it look that way. They couldn't care less.

The little area where there is wood on the walls is the area where I will be putting a computer. Sort of a libraryish feel...... I still have to get a TV, couch, etc.

Tell your father that if Yummy Mummy can do it........ so can he.
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a construction cat! I have one of those also

So the ceiling is hand textured with a putty knife? Did you use some sort of form to do that with? It looks pretty even.

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