It's not finished, but the plan is coming together and the supplies are all purchased, now we just need to find time to actually complete the work. This is one end of the family room in the basement, the wall where the bookcases are is 11' and the space I am taking up on the window wall is 12'...so it's bigger than the dining area I was using before! And did I mention, it's MINE? :) I found this dining set on Craigslist for $150...with 8 chairs! I was going to paint it black, but if I leave it as-is, I don't care what happens to it. DH is adding a chandelier over the table, and it's going to double as a fun class or workspace for friends, as well as a game/entertaining table for company. The maple cabinets were another CL find...$100 for both! The will provide some much-needed storage as well as supporting my 12' countertop, with a space at one end for a built-in garbage, and then a space for a stool or two underneath. This is going to be a great place to set out my die-cutting tools and other items I had to stow away before!
And the best thing is, this is still part of the family room, so I can work on projects and still be 'with' the group! There is a lot of finishing work to be done in the whole room...it measures 33' by 14.5' overall, so I am dreading the taping and mudding job ahead of me, but I am anxious to get it done and feel like I can relax with my scrapping stuff again! So, with a deck, landscaping and this project going on, it may be a while before I am actually back on SCS! Hopefully within a month or so! The joke at our house when we start a project is that 'It will be done at six-thirty.' 6/30/09...haha! Some days it's looking more like seven-fifteen though! Happy scrapping everyone! Thanks for letting me share...sharing an unfinished project gives me the motivation needed to get it done! And thank you all so much for your inspiration...without you posting pics of your amazing spaces, I would not have had half of the wonderful ideas to make this space work for me!