That photo is from the real estate listing. If I was to actually take a picture, the lawn would be a lot browner. It was kind of funny- Brian was so excited to start mowing that we bought a top-of-the-line mower ahead of move-in but we have yet to use it because it didn't rain for so long here in Wisconsin. It finally rained twice in the last week, so it's getting better.
One of the first projects we (rather, I) tackled was to paint the main room in our basement. We chose to do this because it didn't need a lot of work done to it besides paint and it'll be nice to get everything set up. Our basement is going to be a craft/exercise room and possibly a movie watching space too, depending on how much room everything takes up.
You really don't realize how big a room is until you go to paint it. You become especially aware of it when half the room is wood paneling and you have to paint down each individual groove with a paintbrush. The entire process from start to finish literally took me over eight hours. This is what it looked like before the paint job (another listing photo):
|Exercise side. Plenty of room for the Chuck Norris machine.|
|Craft side! Yarn goes here!|