Well, this is the very unfinished downstairs, but we make do and live down here just as we would if it were finished, just a mite colder in the winter. Ok. Alot colder. The family room has had to transition a bit and share some space with my latest find, my $40 garage sale table and four chairs. I painted it along with the children's preexisting table set black and distressed it, and I feel as though I have brand new furniture again! I can't wait to start finishing the basement, but we know we'll be glad we waited to do it with cash.
The table has been great for schoolwork and other projects. The Lord gave us very nice neighbors, ok, the world's best neighbors and they gave us their tv and entertainment center which really came in handy, so I could use our amoire for our school stash. I've slowly transitioned to black frames downstairs and had fun with the craftly little balls on my entertainment center. Some of them actually light up with white lights! Nice for the family room on movie night! Well, I just have the kid's rooms left because I doubt the laundry room, bathroom, and toy room excite anyone at this point because they too, are unfinished. Maybe tomorrow? I know you're holding your breath. :) By the way, just in case you're wondering, no, my house harldy ever looks like this. I would like it too, but I chose to have children, and 5/7 of them were gone last week with Grandpa and Grandma so I could get SOMETHING DONE! Thanks Chuck and Joni!