He started off by tearing the Styrofoam ceiling down and painting the cement dark brown. He wanted to know what I thought of it, but I thought it best to keep my opinions to myself for the time being.
"I'm looking forward to seeing what you're going to do next," I could say honestly.
Then he took all the extra wood from work and began to torch it. "It's going to be awful dark and dreary." I thought to myself.
|Torching the wood|
He changed the lighting to help brighten up the room a bit, and though it feels somewhat like the inside of a shed, it also has a very warm feeling to it.
Overall though, I really like what he's done. I love the torched wood and it's brought a real natural look to the place. I am still waiting for what he plans to do with the floor though, he decided not to go with the tile after all, so I guess I'm in for a wait for that too.
He also bought a mirror and framed it, and made a few shelves for his weights. Definitely a Man Cave!
In the meantime, I have not given up on the girls room. I have been secretly collecting and stashing things in preparation for their room for the "big reveal." The girls know nothing about what I have bought, but I have tried to keep it within their taste and hopefully they won't hate it.
We did however, get the girls a door finally! It has not been installed yet, but you have no idea how happy I will be to see a real door for their room. It just doesn't feel very motherly to not have a door for your child...