This is the bedroom on the left side (north east side) of the basement before we started demolition. You may not know it, but that popcorn ceiling contains asbestos, maybe I should have been wearing a mask.
Gettin' it done! PS dad gave me that chair and I love it! It is perfect for when I need to take a breather or for when Jean comes down to observe (what she calls "work").
Notice all that ugly paneling is gone, and the ceiling.
If you take a close look at the walls you will notice that they look white. We painted the exterior walls with a moisture sealant called "Dry-Lok." In this picture I am putting up the insulation...savin' the Benjamins baby.
Putting the sealant on the walls.
Here are some pictures of our improved cold storage. When I was little, I remember when grandma had this room literally dug out of the ground. When Jean and I first moved in, I hated this room, I though it was stinky and worthless; in fact, I wanted to just fill it in with dirt and be done with it. Boy am I glad we didn't.
Grandma had built some wooden shelves and had wooden paneling on the walls of this storage room. All of the wood material had been rotting for years and that is why it was so stinky. Jean and I spent a weekend getting rid of all the wood, once it was out, the smell improved quite a bit.
The main problem with the storage room was that there was moisture coming through the walls. Jeanette's parents came down and helped us seal the room with some Dry-Lok. After we did that, we had a contractor come in and install a moisture barrier system called "CleanSpace." Now, I love this room.
The basement is definitely a work in progress, but we are happy to be getting it done!