Draw the Curtain

Or, our newly installed cabinet doors in the theater room.  Our nearly finished basement has been just that, nearly finished, for over a year.  A few drawers, drawer fronts and cabinet doors remained.  Last summer, Ben had built the cabinet doors for my office and the theater room entertainment center.  Then, the doors stayed in the garage, unprimed and unpainted for, umm, roughly nine months.  Why does building and finishing cabinet doors take longer than building a baby?  For some reason, we never pushed to complete these tasks.  Until recently.  Over the weekend, we hung the cabinet doors, say it with me, “Finally!”  That’s right, folks.  The entertainment center is nearly finished.

Of course, Ben couldn’t complete this task alone.  He had some help from his apprentice.

Yes, he did crawl over to plop his big baby booty right where Ben was working.  He has skillz.

These doors are on a sliding track system, so a few screws was all it took to install the rollers.  We chose sliders to minimize damage from small hands and keeping the furniture arrangement as open as possible.

The cabinets quickly became a fort and Vincent had so much fun surprising Everett.

We still have to add the door pulls and install the shelves.  If we had followed our original plan, the entertainment center would be completed.  But, something has bothered us about this space.  Too many components are visible.  And, speakers do not allow for decorative items take center stage.  So, now we have  a few more cabinet doors to make, to cover the shelving.  Doors that allow the remotes and sound to function properly.  We have considered either a decorative metal screen, commonly used in radiator covers, and fabric.  Ben is concerned the metal will interfere with the speakers, so fabric is our only option.  Of course, we’ll share when we get those built, probably two years from now.

I’m going to be a tease and build the suspense by sharing the office with you tomorrow.  For now, I want to know if you relaxed over Easter weekend.  Or, did you use the weekend as an opportunity to get some work done?  Either way, did you have fun?

P.S.  Our 1 year blog anniversary is coming up on May 14, so we thought it would be fun to compile all of your questions for a little Q and A post.  If you have a question (or several) about us, our lives, our house or anything really, leave a comment on this post and we’ll answer your questions!  Fun, right?

6 thoughts on “Draw the Curtain

  1. Hi Amanda! My question is – what made you want to start blogging? Also, can you tell us a little more about the area (city, neighborhood) that you live in?

    So fun! I love a good Q&A and was planning on doing the same thing for our 2 year anniversary (coming in June!)

  2. Oooh, good questions, Kim! I too love a good Q and A. It’s such a fun way to get to know people better. 🙂

  3. Your 2 boys are so sweet!

    My question is: how do you budget your household to allow for home improvements/decor & still be a stay at home mom? we are in the process of discussing this at our house…so jealous of all the stay at home moms out there!

    1. Hi Andrea, That’s a great question! I’ll add it to the list. Anything else you want to know? 🙂

  4. 1) If money was not an issue, what would you do to your house?

    2) What is your favorite spot in your house?

    3) What part of your house do you hate the most?

    4) What do you think most people think when they walk in your house for the first time?

    5) What 5 items would you buy right now if you could? (They can be anything – food, shoes, books, anything you want)

    Sorry – I asked more than one question. Hope you don’t mind!

    1. Hi Jennifer, your questions are great! I definitely don’t mind answering more than one. 🙂 I’ll add yours to the list.


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