Basement Living Room Finished

After a lot of hard work and many long days, it's finally done.

January 27, 2018

We started this project in June with demolition work on the room. And over 6 months later, it is finally done. There were many long nights and a lot of frustration. But we are very happy with how it turned out. I need to give a big thanks to my dad for helping me with the wainscoting and demolition as well as my brother in law (<- check out his work it’s awesome) for helping me figure out how to use the paint sprayer. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my amazing wife. She helped with so much, ripping boards, installing them, caulking, mudding, painting, and anything else I needed help with. I couldn’t have done it without her.

So after putting 1/4” drywall on the walls for the wainscoting as well as the ceiling, it was time to start putting on some wood.

Start of the wainscoting

Start of the ceiling

Ceiling wood up

We also put some wood around the air duct and structural beam in the basement.

Working on the beams

Working on the post

Then came the paint. After some frustration and an attempt at rolling and cutting in the wainscoting, we finally got the sprayer working.

First coat of paint

White done painting panorama

Wall paint is up

And the finished product with new lights.

Living room is done

A little play area behind the couch

We also installed a built-in bookshelf

Built in bookshelf

And the finished desk

Finished built in desk

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