Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Three years ago today

Three years ago, our city was flooded.
source
Our basement took quite a bit of water in, and we were left with a big mess.
The basement had to be emptied out, and
stripped to the bare bones. 
Slowly we worked on the 500sq ft room.

It has now been our Master Bedroom for 2 years.
Every time I hear
"Here comes the sun" by The Beetles,
I can't help by thinking about 
May 1st (and 2nd) 2010.
It reminds me that what the devil intended for evil, God turned it into a blessing.

To remodel the entire basement (decor included) and add a full bath, 
we spent less than $4000 total, 
and countless hours of work.

Stay Frugal,
Daniela






11 comments:

Kelly said...

It is nice when things are a blessing in disguise like that. Now you have extra square footage of living space and not just storage space! Still, I would hate to deal with a flooded basement.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Your remodel looks amazing. I bet it was an overwhelming feeling to see all that water, but you guys certainly made the best of it. I like stories like this one.

Rhonda said...

It is a beautiful room now.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
You did a terrific job! Pieter's best friend in The Netherlands bought a house that had been flooded by the river Meuse. He thought it would only happen once every century... But the next year he had to face it again. Water can be a real enemy and it takes quite some work!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Amen to that, Daniela! Your disaster became a blessing. What a great space.

Jeanette

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Wow. Sorry your basement was destroyed by all that rain BUT my goodness, what a blessing. That is one spectacular master.

Cristina Garay said...

I love how you turned a bad situation into a positive experience! It is a beautiful room!

Revi said...

Love how you relate it to Joseph's story! (That's a favorite.) I love your space - you'd never know what it looked like 3 years ago!
-Revi

Janet said...

It is a v.e.r.y. nice room now. I have never been in a flood, hope never to go through that. Having a flooded basement was enough. And apparently God wanted it for the good. He does things like that all the time and so seldom does it get appreciated. Great work.
Janet

Leslie Harris said...

Wow, this master bedroom looks wonderful Daniele. This post is so inspiring. I love stories with happy endings ..
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I always loved that verse that said what Joseph's brothers intended for evil, God meant for good. I'm so glad you turned your flooded mess into something beautiful. Is that Nashville? Amazing all that you accomplished. I'm sorry that happened to you, but I bet that room wasn't the only blessing you got along the way as you recovered. Very cool!
Liz