Guess who loves to “swim around” on the pool table?
I knew he would.
We’re enjoying it ourselves a great deal (even though I suck!) now that we finally have the basement somewhat clear of boxes. There are only about 6 or so left to unpack.
We let the cats down here a couple weeks ago and so far, so good they’re using their boxes and [to my knowledge] have not pee’d anywhere else. The smell from the PO’s cats is pretty much gone, but I think there’s still one step that we have to replace. I briefly smell it when I get to that point.
We have a cozy seating area in front of the bar with some vintage beauty shop chairs I bought at a local antique store. Last night we put up some shelving for glassware, and hopefully I will clear the crap off the bar this weekend.
Once the spackling is finished, I’m ready to paint! I’m trying out Benjamin Moore’s new low-VOC paint, Aura. They claim that it covers in one coat for most colors, and any sheen is washable/scrubbable because of its ColorLock technology:
With ColorLock technology, the specially designed waterborne colorant actually embeds itself in the binding agent, locking the color and strengthening the final product. The result: minimal color ruboff in any finish and an unparalleled level of durability and resistance to water staining.
I’ll be painting the basement in Wheatfield, a kind of golden-peachy color that brings out the [printed] “grain” of the wainscoting the PO installed.
But first, the kitchen gets painted. I chose Kittery Point Green for the walls and a pale yellow for the ceiling. I’ll keep you posted on my progress!