Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Basement update

My beautiful kitchen was invaded with boxes yesterday.

This is about 3/4 of the stuff in the basement. Not sure if you can tell, but there are two stacks of boxes, another column behind the ones you see.

As the boxes were stacked higher and higher in the kitchen, the guys helping me pack wanted to put the rest of the boxes in my dining room. That's when I freaked. I have boxes everywhere in my house and garage as is, I don't need a mess in the "sane" rooms of my house.

At this point, I called the contractor, who said to take all the boxes off site. The guys went for a BIG truck and all those boxes are now out of my kitchen. The bad thing is, they packed my broom and dust pan. So I can't clean, can I (justification here)?
Yes, everything is gone. This is the west corner and north wall.

This is the south wall that used to hold my work bench.

This is what I now see when I walk in the room. The south wall and west wall are now so bare.

Here is a photo of the closet door (left) and entry door (right). You can see that after the guys moved the furniture that was there, we discovered more water damage.

Here are both doors again. It was relatively easy to take a photo now that there is no mess in the way.

And here is a photo looking into the hall. Did you think they took ALL my stuff?

Well, think again. Here's a view of the hall,

another view from the studio,
another view showing all the shelving that came from my studio,
and a final view from my stairs.

Some of my friends wanted me to update as there was progress. I'm not sure this is progress, but I updated since I have no art to share today.

1 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

Wowsers! You do have a lot of stuff! Seeing the blank area must help you visualize the way you can arrange when completed though. It would be so cool to be able to gut a room and start over.