Wednesday, October 25, 2017

More than Half-way

Zombie progress continues.

And an update on the basement/Craft Cave...
A few people have asked if there is anything I need in the way of replacements.  At this point, I think I have to graciously decline....most of the stuff I lost was rather random and without any planned use (some old scrapbooking papers, fabric remnants, pipe cleaners and bits of felt, stuff like that).  I'm taking this as a sign that it is time for me to find a better way to organize and store the things I really care about, and use the things I have.  Also, the bigger mess was over on the other side of the basement, where the previous owners had a lovely (harhar) thin wall-to-wall carpet.  We've been spending our evenings cutting up the worst of it, and trying to plan some sort of affordable renovation - something we've talked about for years anyway!  Here's a sample of what the non-Craft Cave side of the basement currently looks like....
We've always referred to this as the Man Cave side....and there is a creepy hallway dividing the Craft Cave from the Man Cave.  Since the "cave" walls aren't load-bearing, I suggested we take out the Man Cave wall, thereby opening up the basement into one big room with my little Craft Cave opening off if it.  Then we could paint the concrete floor, clean up/update the walls (currently 1970s wood paneling!), put down some area rugs, and have a nice clean area to serve as a bit of family room overflow space.  We'll see. Neither of us are really DIYers, and finding good, affordable contractors out here seems ridiculously difficult.

3 comments:

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

The zombie piece is coming along quite nicely. I am seeing so much fun and festive pieces people are working on. Sorry about the hassle of your basement. Hope you find a quick solution to your Craft Cave/Man Cave area. Happy stitching! Andrea

Robin in Virginia said...

You have made good progress on the zombie piece. It sounds like you have come up with a good option for the side referred to as the Man Cave. Good luck!

Astrids dragon said...

I love Zombie Girl, she's awesome! I dressed as a zombie to scare my friend and I wish I had done my hair like hers!
Sorry to hear about your basement, but at least it sounds like you have options to work with down there.