After more time on my knees in this basement than I like to think about, I've gotten pretty close to finishing the main area with the bar, fireplace, and record player. The aluminum tree is up and spinning, I've got a fire going, and I'm listening to vintage Christmas albums! We had some good friends over for lunch and I just barely got things cleaned and straightened to make things presentable. Still on my checklist: finishing with the floor trim, waxing the floor, adding curtains, adding a mirrored shadowbox for behind the bar, making some kind of panel backing for the R above the fireplace, restoring my Plycraft chair, and working on getting the other furniture fabrics to match up better (I'm thinking about having new covers made for the Z chairs). But for now, I'm pretty happy with the progress. Have a look --
I'll probably blog again next weekend, if time allows.
Merry Christmas everyone!