I am SO happy to say I have finally finished painting the Lower Level!
I’ve been washing and polishing everything to REstore the contents of the shelves—SO nice to see things sparkling clean!
It’s lighter and brighter and FRESH down here~YaY! But~
I’m finished~bigger YaY!
Regarding the Banquette~
Just one detail is still UNdone—the upholstery trim finish of the banquette. The default is to apply double welting, but I’m considering the COST & WORK of nail head trim——?
Until then, here is the banquette REloaded.
Additionally~ I really wanted to show you the lack of natural lighting and WHY I’ve been working on this project.
It’s actually pretty good light for a small, North-facing, basement awning window, right?
There are two of these awning-styled windows for natural light. The 2nd is exactly opposite (South-facing) in the kitchenette. The surprise here is that this is the light from a gray day~we’re in a snow storm.
I would dearly LUV to change out the dining table but it came from our late beloved great aunties and m’ma can’t bear to let it go. Which I do understand. (one of my big brothers REfinished it for her)
It’s from about 1920. Because it’s a drop leaf style it “collapses” down to a very small footprint, BUT, has several leaves to stretch out to seating for 12! ~I generally leave it set up for 8—perfect for all my sewing needs!