Our Cafe.

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The room is done, although we are not quite finished with the décor that will hide the microwave and a mini fridge, but I have to show you what we have done!
Day 1.. The far window is in what will become our large bathroom with a two person tub.
Yeah Drywall!!!!
The wall is up between the "Café" room and the bathroom and the ceiling is lovely.
Doing the texture on the wall.
Beadboard wainscoting and the floor painted brown


Trim painted.
Trim painted and starting to do the faux ceramic tile on the floor


and the ceiling - yes I know it should have been done before the wall, but we had to wait months for a plumber - the only thing we were not allowed to do by ourselves in this room - it had to be inspected and certified!
and the ceiling - yes I know it should have been done before the wall, but we had to wait months for a plumber - the only thing we were not allowed to do by ourselves in this room - it had to be inspected and certified!
My hubby works his magic by doing the trim and the bead board highlights in the ceiling
One view
Ceiling detail, believe it or not my husband just layered cheap pressed moulding together to get this wide trim around the ceiling, that hides the main support beam in the house, and allows us to have our 9'6" ceiling in the basement
A view with the art room in sight
The "food" center - where we have more work to do. Soon hopefully, the mini fridge will be there and disguise and the microwave will be disguised too!
Another view. I love this room!
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  • Drywall, paint, drywall screw, wood trim, beadboard   (Home Depot)
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  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 09, 2019

    Hi Teresa: Just looking around my computer and saw your post again about your basement. It's just so lovely. Are you still loving it or do you have some updates you'd like to do? It's beautiful just as it is, but that was 2 years ago. Can you believe it????? Two years ago!

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  • Jeannie Carle Jeannie Carle on Feb 25, 2017
    LOVE what you've done - and reallly like that table! What a great fit!

    • Teresa Teresa on Mar 09, 2017
      Thank you Jeannie, Building this home is a labour of love and I am really enjoying makin g a home that is really all ours!

  • Cindia Garrett Cindia Garrett on Mar 08, 2017
    Love it - it is a beautiful space!
    You added so many nice touches to make it personally yours! I love the light fixture on the ceiling! I had seen your post on the Paris Clock Table prior to this one and knowing the story that goes with the table made it all the more special seeing it in the space!
    May I suggest that you make a collage of some of the DIY Work-in-Progress photos and put it on a hallway or entry wall?
    Maybe write/type your story in a prett script font and print it on scroll or antique or other pretty paper and frame it to go with the collage? Or make a scrap book for display that chronicles the work on the table AND the transformation of the space into a Cafe area?
    You have worked hard and created an amazing space and you should be proud of your accomplishments - why not record the journey and display it? 💞




    • Teresa Teresa on Mar 09, 2017
      Cindia, Thank you for your kind words and suggestions. I have been chronicling the whole building & landscaping adventure, from the day we bought the property. The only difference I am now also photographing how I do things ( because I love hometalk). Making a book of the changes from start to finish for each room might be fun. I am in the process of changing an old replica pendulum clock into a medicine cabinet for the bathroom we have not started yet!

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