So....this is happening. Like, actually happening. After years of me saying we're so super close to being done...we're actually so super close to being done.
Why yes, that is a kegerator (and yes, i had to look up how to spell that), and the TV will be recessed into that space above the gas fireplace.
Tag teaming the baseboard, all made by S's brother in his shop. The picture's a little blurry-i'm rolling with my right hand, and trying to take the picture with my left (the wrong hand) and S didn't get the memo to stop moving for a moment!
We're calling the look retro modern drive in inspired, and we are LOVING the reflection of the tiles in the cabinet doors. However, the bar will be going in front of the doors (see the hole for the sink hookup?) so we have to figure out a way to make the bar front reflective. We're thinking painting it the same bold color as the fireplace, but then plexiglass or glass on top to reflect the tiles. Those doors are Ikea--they were a "last chance" deal so when we finally installed them and saw their kick assery, it was too late to order more to build into the bar. The cabinets were made by S and his brother in law, and will be topped with black granite like the bar top will be.
Just wanted to show you the skills that had to go into laying this tile, and the extra measures that we took to make them level. Those little yellow things are used to hold the tiles down where it's needed, b/c the flooring in the basement is super wonky. After some black grout, it will look amazing!
Now i know "retro modern drive in inspired" is not everyone's look, and in fact, most people rip up this black and white flooring in favor of something else, but what can i say? We can still appreciate the look of something even if it isn't exactly what we'd want for ourselves, right? I don't like shabby chic/french inspired/country/tuscan for myself, but i appreciate the time someone spends perfecting their home to reflect their style.
And i promise (like i've been promising) to go waaaay back with the basement and where it started, but now that it's coming together, i'm just too excited to hold back.
What's exciting you guys these days?
here i am-before and after party, Met Monday,Craftomaniac, Anything Goes, be inspired @ elizabeth and co, lil luna, sugar bee crafts. sugar and spice @ 733, wow us weds @ savvy southern style, wicked awesome weds @ handy man, crafty woman, whatever goes weds @ someday crafts, Transformation Thurs @ The Shabby Creek Cottage, vintage thingy thurs @ the colorado lady, Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple, hooking up @ house of hepworths, 52 mantels, open house @ no minimalist here, share awesomeness @ 36th ave, Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest, feature yourself fri @ Fingerprints on the fridge, Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity now, Catch as Catch Can @ My Repurposed life, free for all @ 5days5ways, Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage, Addicts Anonymous @ A2D, frugalicious friday @ finding fabulous, potpourri @ 2805, thrifty things fri @ the thrifty groove, refresh your nest @ making lemonade, show and tell fri @ my romantic home, furniture fri @ miss mustard seed, overflowing w/ creativity @ it's overflowing, powere of paint., remodelaholic,