Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Basement Bookshelves

These are our inspiration shelves.  I saw this fantastic unit that Sandra over at Sawdust and Paper Scraps built and told Dan it would be perfect for our basement. 
He said "Sure....someday."
See how it would great in this space behind the drop down screen?  So I scheduled the carpet and told Dan he had TWO WEEKS to build it.  I have been a very very patient girl (in between not so attractive temper tantrums) about waiting two years for this basement.  
I thought two weeks to get these in before carpet comes was reasonable enough.
And what do you know?  He got right to work!  He made a very detailed plan for the specs and dove right in!  
He's been a priming, painting and cutting machine!    
I mean, it's not like there were a lot of shelves to prime and paint.....
Okay, maybe a few!
Did I mention Dan hates to paint?  But he's also a perfectionist so he won't let me do a rush job in helping him.  Hey - I offered!
He took some time off tonight to spend with Graham....but he's moving right along!  Did I tell you that the carpet will be here next Tuesday? 
Get your tickets ready - The Olsen Family theatre will be opening this spring!!!!  Popcorn is on us as long as you give Dan a big high five for all his hard work!

6 comments:

kjtroxel said...

Ohhhh how exciting! You didn't tell me about this today!
We're so there. It will be hard to decide which movie to watch first!
Way to go Dan!

Melinda said...

That little "I love Dan" note in the background is sweet :) I'm excited to see your shelves finished!

Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts said...

Ohhhh I can't wait to see it!!! What a great hubby and a very patient wifey!!!

xx-Kristyn

Olson's said...

That unit is beautiful!!! And because Dan is such a handy-man and perfectionist, yours will surly be just as nice! Can't wait to be admitted to your theatre :)

Twice as Nice said...

You are one lucky girl. This is just going to be gorgeous and with all of that storage. Can't wait to be invited!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Nice! I definitely want a movie ticket for the Olsen Theatre!