Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rumpus Room

Our big winter project, here at Mimi's Cottage, is to finish up our basement family room.
This will give us much needed space when our family gets together. Last week the mister framed up the walls and installed the rough electrical stuff. This week we are working on the insulation.
I feel like I have fiberglass in all my pores.

Drywall's next.


Julie Harward said...


Nola @ the Alamo said...

You are so lucky to have all that bonus space! I wish we had basements here in Texas; they'd make good storm shelters,too!

Gayle said...

So what did you do with all the stuff that was in there? It's going to be wonderful when you get it done!

Donna said...

Busy, busy! Should be wonderful when it's done.


Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

oh my gosh what a project. Good luck with it.

Robin said...

I'm so glad you were able to get it done! Not a fun and oh so nice when it's done. Can't wait to see the finished room.

Annie said...

Can't wait to see the little play house! So exciting!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ohhhh, this is exciting news, Mimi. Nothing like a finished basement. Except I scrolled down to read about the even more exciting news of a wedding at "The Cottage" in June. How wonderful. I can't wait to watch all the details unfold.
Also, I see you had an Anniversary while I was gone. Congratulations!
Good luck with all the "goings-on" at your place.
Mary Lou
P.S. Your beautiful Header just makes me smile!!

Manuela@TPOH said...

That room is going to be so wonderful!


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

My dad was an engineer for a fiberglass company. Once in awhile he'd get home at night and he'd say not to hug him because he'd been out in the factory and he had fiberglass on him. I was so afraid of that stuff as a child. There aren't many basements here, I'll bet you're glad to have one living there.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You are moving right along! Once the drywall is up it will look so much more like a living space! Hang in there!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Very exciting! I remember our remodel 10 years ago. I was excited just to see the framing go up! By the time drywall was painted I was decorating!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Mimi Sue, what an undertaking!! Wow, you've got some energy. I find it difficult to just paint a wall. Can't wait to see the finished room. I haven't heard the phrase rumpus room in forever. Funny how some words are regional.
Happy weekend. Lisa

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Looks as though you have been busy Mimi Sue, I would so love to have a basement, family room, but here in the south very few homes have basements. I am looking forward to you giving us a tour when yours is completed, I know your family will share many wonderful memories.