My basement facelift is D.O.N.E
And it only took me 7 months to complete. OK 7 months may not be unreasonable if I was actually doing construction, but all I was doing was a quick update. You know, a lipstick job, some paint, some rearranging, some fabric, just making it look nicer.
But however long it took me, I am happy with the results of the basement space. This space is mainly for the kids, but I also wanted to be able to hang out and enjoy a movie or drink with friends and family. The room ended up being bright and colorful.
First you should know, there is not one window in this basement. The back door does open, so you can get light in, but mostly the door stays shut. So bringing in bright colors and and having high contrast was something I wanted to play around with in this space.
The sleeper sofa got a new slip cover, as well as the chairs. Recently I shared with you how I refinished the toy chest. Here it is in its new home. It is still a much need toy storage receptacle and also a coffee table/Lego play surface/wii-mote landing pad. And the art work above the sofa features my kids art as well as internet printables and calendar images.
Here is a view of the far corner. Do you remember the chair? Yep that is my $10 bedspread slipcover. Also I brought down the table I painted almost a year ago (and talked first about my basement makeover). The rather large entertainment center was left from the previous owners and also got a coat of yellow paint. On a side note, if this was more of an adult space versus a kids space, I would have chosen different accessories, but in the end it is mainly their space, so cue the toys.
Here are my Blissdom chairs sporting their new furry covers and caterpillar pillows. Also the new home of my recent craigslist find. The painting on the wall was given to us at my bridal shower. It is one of those treasured pieces.
And I finally got to execute my door plate idea with a nod to the movie Hugo (even if my thunder was stolen).
So there it is, 7 months of hard work. I am glad to say I am done. Well, maybe not 100% done. I still have 2 items left.
Yep it still needs to be painted. Oh well. It will get done, someday.