Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Craft Room Update #3 - Framing The Walls

If you missed previous craft room updates, the links to all are at the bottom of this post.  

The walls are going up!  After a busy weekend we are back working on the craft room.   This time hubby stepped in to help.  We were hoping to frame the inside walls on Monday, but decided we needed to redo the stairs first. They were not attached properly in the first place (not our doing).  Ken had tied the stairs up before he started, but the stringer broke and down she came!

I'm sorry to say that a glass canning jar was killed in the making of this project.  Fortunately all human and animal life were spared.  Rest in peace Kerr.

I temporarily placed a little bench at the top of the stairs as a warning.  Maybe I should have hung a sign that read, "Watch the first's a doosie!"

Ken used the original stair stringers as templates to cut new much easier than figuring them out!  He had them back up in a couple of hours. We reused the old treads for now.   In the future we will replace them and add risers too.

The long wall is framed!  I never thought of 2x4's as exciting until now.  With that wall up, it really is starting to take shape.

Here the view of the wall from the other end.  There was some real finagling with all that ductwork.  I hope we can frame that in, but we will have to see.

The new/old stairs.  Not pretty, but functional for now.  

On a sour note, I have been having trouble with my shoulder for the last 2-3 months.  It had gotten to the point that sometimes I couldn't reach up to wash my hair, or turn the steering wheel with my right arm.  I gritted my teeth and went to the my doctor, who sent me to an Orthopedic doctor.  Long story short, at the least I have a bad case of bursitus and at the worse I may have a torn rotator cuff.  I have to start therapy right away and have an MRI to determine just what is wrong.  I'm really praying it's just bursitus.  I can work around that.  If I had to have surgery, a lot of things would come to a stop for a while...and that would be worse than surgery for me!  Say a little prayer for me ok?

Basement Craft Room - Humble Beginnings
An Entertaining Sewing Center
Craft Room Dreaming
Craft Room Update #1 - Prepping the Walls
Craft Room Update #2 - White Walls
Craft Room Update #3 - Framing the Walls
Craft Room Update # 4 - The Floors


  1. Great progress on your room I have been following as you go along. I hope the shoulder doesn't need surgery. Sending up a prayer

  2. Your craft room is going to be great, I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder! You are in my prayers. Hugs, Lynn

  3. You are so lucky to have such a large craft room. Sorry to hear about you shoulder, hope you feel better. You commented on Rooted in Thyme about my girl statue. Those are glass grapes I found at Smith & Hawkins about 5 years ago and thought they'd look good on her. Thanks for noticing. Get well.

    Love, Jody

  4. Prayers being sent for you. Your craft room is going to be BEAUTIFUL!!!!! xo, Kimberly

  5. So sorry to hear about your shoulder Deborah. Hope you won't need surgery... I'll keep you in prayer. Your craft room progress is going very well. I am truly excited for you. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

    Hugs and Blessings,

  6. Looks like things are moving along down there in the basement.
    So sorry to hear about your shoulder, Debbie. Will pray The Great Physician will fix it up for you.
    Still waiting for warmer weather so I can get outside and work in the gardens.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Thanks for your sweet comment about my shed... I do love it. Thanks for stopping by... Good luck with your shed ... and your shoulder... I can relate to the shoulder thing... hard to lift my arm and hurts to put my bra on.... Yikes...


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