Basement Makeover Plans

So there haven’t been many posts lately … okay none at all. But we’ve been busy! Busy fixing up our drab, dusty, cobwebby basement. It was always a project we wanted to get around to, but a leaky frozen pipe, a nasty water stain, and the fear of mold meant we had to get a move on. Here is the plan: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeriously who needs TWO wardrobes in a basement? How much clothes did the previous owners have? These are all warped and wobbly but I count on them as extra household storage. I’m sure there’s a better, more attractive option. Something like:

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Ikea BESTA

Ooo, or better yet:

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Ikea BORGSJO

And although we don’t use the basement all that much -and are not planning on buying furniture for it- I do want it to be a finished part of the house. Something on the walls and a few decor items will go a long way. I’m going for a beachy feel with the basement. Not an original theme, but one that can really take a dark underground space and bring it out into the light and fresh air. I’m thinking some personal beach flotsam in shadow boxes, a casual poofy valence, and a mixture of natural materials in the form of baskets and carpet with something stone to ground it all.

decor items

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In all honestly, we are well over half way done this project as a I write. Some of the above plans have changed, but mostly we are right on track and will be reporting the final result soon!

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