This past Wednesday⏤more than 11 months after we initially ordered it from BASCO⏤we finally got our new induction range. I meant to blog about it sooner, but I've been busy trying to get the basement finished.
Monday, April 25, 2022
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Saturday, April 23, 2022
I've spent the past several days in the basement again. I'm trying to get the basement finished enough that we can have movers come and help us shuffle furniture. I still need to finish the interior of the closet and the doors, but most of the baseboard is stained and varnished now. At this point, I'm just waiting for the varnish to dry enough to remove the masking and then touch up the paint.the new sink and faucet, it is so much more useful now.
Friday, April 15, 2022
This morning Shasta could not walk. She's been on painkillers for several months because she's been struggling, but this morning she was done. Sadly, we made an appointment with a mobile vet to euthanize her this evening. We spent her last day petting her and trying to spoil her with favorite foods, like bacon. She was a wonderful dog child and we will miss her.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
I still need to finish staining the doors and baseboard in the rest of the basement, but the family room/office is done!! I dug through my old photos because I thought it would be fun to compare how it looked when we bought the house.
(Unfortunately, most of the built-ins that were in place when we bought the house had to be removed before we moved in for the basement repair; the foundation had some large cracks in it at the time and we had them repaired immediately.)
I'm pretty excited about how this turned out. Tim Austin did a wonderful job. It's actually nicer than I originally anticipated. I had not expected to have wainscoting in there, but I didn't want drywall all the way down to the floor and plywood worked out better with Tim's plan.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Sunday, April 10, 2022
I'm so happy we reached the point where I can finally start varnishing! Yay!
Obviously, it would have been nice if I hadn't messed it up and added two weeks of sanding to the process, but I'm happy I finally got there in the end. Let this serve as a cautionary tale for anyone else who decides to follow in our footsteps. Be sure to test your stain on scraps. And thoroughly mix the stain beforehand.
Saturday, April 9, 2022
I was gone for several days this past week, but I have returned and am getting back to work. Today we started reinstalling the boards. We decided to move some of them around because they had visible knots and we replaced a couple of them.
Friday, April 1, 2022
Got the first coat done; round 2 starts tomorrow.
I'm hoping to finish all the staining in the family room this weekend. I'll still have the baseboards on the other side of the basement, but this hard part is nearly finished.
Update on Saturday: Second coat finished. They look darker in person than they do in the photos. I'll let them dry until tomorrow then I'll finish the 2nd coat on the walls.