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DIY Fuse Box Cover & Command Center

Previously, in my DIY Cat Tree post, I discussed hiding some of the uglier parts of the basement during the renovation.  One of our glaringly hideous problems was the fuse box. It’s mounted on a piece of plywood attached to ...

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TGBR – Floor Plan

I wanted to give you something to “hold you over” while I’m gathering before and after pix and editing them.  I realized I never truly showed you all the floor plan for the renovation.  This was my design and I’m ...

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How to Build a Cat Tree Around a Basement Support Pole

Building in basements comes with a lot of problems. There’s the issue of water damage.  Since Meemaw’s basement is a walk-out, that wasn’t a huge problem.  There was a little bit of efflorescence under the porch / in my future ...

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Cat Hacks – Top Entry Litterbox for $4.50

So if you know me at all, or have even just read one of my blog posts, you know I’m only one cat away from “crazy cat lady.”  That’s so true I even have a bumper sticker, courtesy of my ...

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TGBR – An Update in Pictures

I’ll try to let the pictures do most of the talking here.  These are roughly in chronological order.

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TGBR – Firing My Drunken Contractor and Other Exciting Adventures

So writing is supposed to be therapeutic, right?  I’m hoping so because damn, I’m super stressed out over this basement renovation.  I have learned one very big lesson – go with your gut. You remember how I wrote a few ...

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TGBR – Bedroom & Closet

Dude, I totally have a bedroom.  And a master closet that’s alllllllll miiiiiine because let’s face it, Canadian Bacon doesn’t have a bazillion clothes and shoes like I do, and he’s more than happy to give me that space.  I’m ...

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TGBR – Beginning Building

Guys, this has been an expensive week.  Meemaw hit up her bank and withdrew the cd she’s funding the renovation with, and we promptly started spending it.  The largest single expense so far?  Definitely our laminate flooring.  We bought 600 ...

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TGBR – Contractor Talk

Yesterday, I showed you guys pix of the empty basement.  Today, let’s talk about who is going to fill that basement up with gorgeous rooms, flooring, and a suspended ceiling. Thus far, we have had 4 contractors come in and ...

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TGBR Days 4-I Lost Count – It’s Empty!

or, The Employees at the Dump Know Us by Name or maybe, We Have Stocked Goodwill for the Next Five Years or even, My Boogers are Black – Extended Edition As we progress further into The Great Basement Renovation, all ...

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TGBR Days 2 & 3 – Organizing the Garage

Thursday and Friday were nice enough that Canadian Bacon and I chose to wake up early and use them to work on the garage.  After our adventures in the washroom last Sunday, we brainstormed and came up with a plan ...

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TGBR Day 1 – Washroom Cleaning Progress

Today Canadian Bacon and I kicked off The Great Basement Renovation by tackling the washroom.  Until this past summer, it contained Meemaw’s laundry equipment and sundries on one side, and Sugarbandit’s most frequently used workbench and tools on the other.  ...

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