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Well it has been almost a month since I last posted anything so here are some updates. I have still not done anything in the theater room since I have been focusing my efforts on the rest of the basement. I did a knockdown texture on the ceiling but do not have a photo of that but I did take several others a few minutes ago.

This is looking into my future model railroad room. The panel on the wall you see is a 100A subpanel that feeds the whole basement



This is the TV viewing area. We will have a flat screen eventually but until we get one we will have a large entertainment center with a 36" CRT. The entertainment center will be a barn red color you will see in a couple photos later. Notice the building permit in the lower part of the window



Future scrapbooking area for my wife. There will be white cabinetry bottom and top with some shelving in the middle for cloth line baskets. This area is a yellow color that blends nicely with the tan in the rest of the basement space



Shot of the bar area. The bar on the left will be beadboard front that is the red you see in the photo. Top will be stained hardwood and poly with slate behind the bar. The red wall you see is the location of a future stainless utility sink and cabinet above



Another shot of the bar. Tomorrow I will be putting up the beadboard all around and getting that painted.



Looking toward the theater room, 2nd opening on right. Sewer drain in alcove to be covered with fake ticket booth panel. Bath on left and utility sink in left alcove



Utility sink alcove. Wife wanted some contrasting color and chose this red. I really do like it. Should look good with the stainless sink.



Full bath. All that needs to be done is appliances installed and caulking



Well that is it for now. Some time this week I will be heading to Lumber Liquidators and picking up my flooring so next weekend I will be laying down about 1000 sf of 3" plank laminate. OMG that will be a long weekend.

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Looks like you got a lot done. You'll be done before you know it!!

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Great work John. Hurry up and get all the "extra" stuff done so you can get into the theater!

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Getting there slowly but surely. Did some more today. Got my windows all cased and trimmed and got beadboard on the bar vertical surfaces. Painted the bar the same color as the utility sink area. I think it looks pretty good. I will have all white baseboard around. Bar looks streaky but it was still wet in a lot of places.



Tomorrow night my sons have their post season wrestling party so no work tomorrow night. Tuesday I am heading off to Lumber Liquidators to get my flooring, shown below



I start installation on Thursday night hopefully and plan on finishing by Sunday if all goes well. I will be mopping the floors on Wed in preparation.

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Due to the bathroom not being done and the bar not completed yet I decided not to install the laminate flooring until both were done. I will post pictures tonight but I am glad to say that the bathroom is complete and functional. I can finally go without having to go upstairs which is a huge step. So my plan for the next few days is the bar area :

10 Mar - file taxes and maybe some basement work
11 Mar - pick up and lay tile behind the bar area on floor and counter
12 Mar - grout tile behind the bar area
13 Mar - put hardwood on bar top and install beverage center
14 Mar - stain bar top and cabinets and do some trim work
15 Mar - do finishing on bar and cabinets

Hope it goes as planned.

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Unless you're on a required timeline, I'd wait more than a day to grout. The mortar needs to cure as long as possible, since it won't have that opportunity once the grout it applied. I also don't see "applying sealer" as a step anywhere. Just thinking out loud..

Looks great thus far!
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Tim,

Applying sealer is on the list just not the one I posted. I was talking to the wife about it last night. I may wait until Sunday to do my grouting since I have to finish the bar. In the past I have grouted after 24 hours and never had a problem with the thinset not being cured but there really is not reason not to wait a bit longer.
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Just in case...not all tile needs to (or should be) be sealed.

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Just in case...not all tile needs to (or should be) be sealed.

True, but I am using slate tile which is a natural stone product so sealing definitely needs to be done.
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hey John Martin, what paint brand and color is that red you used in those pictures??

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hey John Martin, what paint brand and color is that red you used in those pictures??

It's Valspar Ultra Premium, eggshell finish, from Lowes tinted with Eddie Bauer color. Not sure which color but I can look on the paint chip tonight and post for you.

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A day late but here are some photos of the finished bathroom (minus the wall plates and painting the door panel). I am really happy (as is the wife) with how this room turned out. If the rest of the basement and HT turns out this good I will be a very happy camper.

Looking in from the end of the stairs



The sink area



Some wall art behind the door



More art



Tonight I started tiling behind the bar with the same slate you see in the bathroom. I will finish up tiling tomorrow night when I do all my cut tiles.

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It's Valspar Ultra Premium, eggshell finish, from Lowes tinted with Eddie Bauer color. Not sure which color but I can look on the paint chip tonight and post for you.

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AS promised the color is:

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thanks...

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Did some more work on the bar area this weekend. Fnially got the counter and upper bar material installed. I went with black granite tile on the counter top and an oak hardwood surface on the upper bar area. The upper bar hardwood was stained with ebony stain (2 coats) and faced with oak trim that I rounded the edge off on the router. I have not stained the trim yet nor have I put poly on anything yet.

This is looking at the bar from just out of the stairwell. A pub table will reside just to the right of this under the 3-lamp chandelier. Edging is 1x3 oak.


And from the TV area at the front of the bar


A shot of the back counter. I still need to get the oak ledge on the left of the photo installed but did not get it yet. Granite tile was installed with 1/16 inch grout lines. The backsplash is 1x3 oak trim and front edge of counter is 1x2 oak


A shot of the counter from the pub table location. I still need to do some more trimming out tomorrow


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Will you be painting or staining the rest of the bar woodwork?

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Staining. And masking VERY well on EVERYTHING already painted or stained. I plan on sealing the granite and grout before I do though if I need to.
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Every thing looks great!! Very nice job!

Quick question.... when (and if) I ever get around to doing a bar in my basement, I was going to use the 1x2's for the edging as well. How did you attach your 1x2's to the front edge??

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Thanks John. The 1x2s are attached with wood glue and 1.5" brads. After I trimmed the front edge nice and even I sanded the edge and just glued and nailed to the edge. Solid as a rock. I also routed a 1/4 round over on the front edge.

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Thanks John. The 1x2s are attached with wood glue and 1.5" brads. After I trimmed the front edge nice and even I sanded the edge and just glued and nailed to the edge. Solid as a rock. I also routed a 1/4 round over on the front edge.

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Perfect!! That's pretty much what I was planning, but if there was a better way, I was all ears! Thanks again!

Also, keep up the good work and keep posting the nice pics!!

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Since my mom has been visiting for the past week I did not get a lot done in the basement but I did manage to get some staining done on my bar today.

The stain color is a Minwax Red Oak over oak edging. The beadboard in the photos is from Lowe's and I am not really sure what type of wood it is. I really like the color contrast between the balck stain and the red oak, and the way the beadboard takes the stain and gives a nice difference in how the wood reacts.











Tomorrow I plan on on putting on a few coats of Polycrylic throughout the day. Should turn out nice.

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John, the bar looks great.The black tile really sets it off nicely.

It looks like you are getting close to completion and I bet you can't wait to get the railroad started I'm still a couple of years away from being able to restart mine.

Enjoy

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Eric,

I am planning the railroad now and am really looking forward to getting benchwork up. Still undecided as to locale but era will be 1950-1960 Milwaukee Road. Probably Wisconsin or Michigan.
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I am planning the railroad now and am really looking forward to getting benchwork up. Still undecided as to locale but era will be 1950-1960 Milwaukee Road. Probably Wisconsin or Michigan.

Sounds like a great project. I'd love to see pictures of the layout when you get it started. Model railroading is much like building a home theatre. THE SKY IS THE LIMIT and the possibilties are endless. I have not had a railroad for about 3 years now so I can imagine what types of "automation" is available now.

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Got 4 coats of poly on the bar top this weekend. Turned out pretty nice. I still have half a can of poly left so I will continue outting on coats until I run out.

Here is the bar top after 4 coats.



Also picked up an under counter beverage center from HD. $299 plus a $50 rebate. Not a bad deal.



I still need to clean the floor and seal it so ignore that part. Also need to install the toe kicks under tha cabinets.
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I really like your floor tile selection. You used the same tile in the bath and by the bar, right?

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I really like your floor tile selection. You used the same tile in the bath and by the bar, right?

Yes it is. 6" slate tile from HD. It has some really nice tones to it and my wife loved the color so it was a no brainer.
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Looking good John!

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Yes it is. 6" slate tile from HD. It has some really nice tones to it and my wife loved the color so it was a no brainer.

John,

Were those 6" tile an everyday store item or a special order from HD? Those are sweet and would be perfect for the bar top idea i have (covering slate tile with envirotex).

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