I spent last Saturday helping Mama on Walnut Avenue. We painted her basement craft room and family room. If you are new to my blog, you can read about what my mom is doing by looking on my sidebar and clicking on the “Walnut Avenue” label.
Here are a few pictures of the craft room that I’ve taken since June. Mama had the sink and cabinet moved from the kitchen to the craft room.
She primed the walls and painted the ceiling and cabinet this pretty green.
The pipes hanging on the ceiling still need to be painted. The funny looking brown pipe used to go to the living room for a gas stove. It will be removed.
Mama picked a soft green for this room. After she paints the pipes and cleans the baseboard and floor, this room will be good to go. Since it is in the basement, perfection isn’t the goal.
Can you believe that these gorgeous doors are in her basement?
We also painted the basement family room. Mama plans to use her current basement family room furniture, so she picked a paint color from one of her fabrics. She hates the color! I love it and my cousin and aunt stopped by and they loved it, too. I would not be surprised if she has repainted this room by now.
The floor in this room had some spots that had to be replaced. Someone installed hardwood floors in this space in the 1950’s. Mama cut the boards and repaired the areas all by herself. She’s going to stain the new boards to match (as best as she can) knowing that she’ll have a rug that will cover most of the repaired areas.
Mama has really worked hard on her hallway area.
Can you imagine how many hours she’s spent stripping paint and wallpaper?
The pocket doors going into the parlor are going to be fabulous once they are stained!
It’s slow going, but progress is being made. I’m going to help her again over my Thanksgiving break. I’ll have another report and pictures to share.