Basement Ideas | Makeover Reveal Part 2

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If you have been following along in January and February, then you know that I have spent A LOT of time down stairs lately.  I’m excited to reveal to you how we REALLY use our basement.  That’s right, minimal staging…Just an honest-to-goodness view of how we have utilized the space down there. Hopefully this gives you some basement ideas.  Is it perfect?  Nope, but it is SOOOOOOOOO much better!  Some things will come with time, like a TV (and maybe art) in our workout room, but I can tell you that it is a pure treat every time I descend those stairs into our beautiful living space.

Week 1- The Plan | Week 2-The Plan Revised | Week 3- Flooring  | Week 4-Updates  | Broche Chandelier Week 5- BIG REVEAL | Dresser Tutorial

Thanks againt to Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living for organizing this awesome New Year New Room Challenge, the impetus for tackling the basement.

Before and After our Basement Makeover

During the part 1 of this reveal I focused on the living room and eat-in areas.  Since then, we have rearranged that section and put effort into a few others. So without further ado….

SOFA AREA

BEFORE

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AFTER- BASEMENT IDEAS

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Why did we switch it around?  Easy.  It’s a two letter answer…TV.  Yep, this is our television area and we actually needed the sofa to face the TV area…crazy, I know.

Also, where is thefringe on the sofa?  I had it pinned-on for the first reveal, but am hesitant to permanently attach it.  The debate is still on-going as to whether this sofa if comfy enough to keep vs sell.

Hallway area

 BEFORE BASEMENT MAKEOVER

Tecnically, this isn’t the REALLLLLL “before” because we had already ripped out the carpet and installed crown and chair moulding…but for some reason this is the best photo I have.

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AFTER- BASEMENT IDEAS

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Yeah!  That’s what I’m talking about.  This zone use to be the worst part of my home, and now it brings a smile to my face.  I will be be discussing the tutorial for how I created this gallery wall in my next post.  Stay tuned.

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One thing worth mentioning is this awesome Milton and King Entomology wallpaper.  On its own it is quite the statement maker, but as a layer in a gallery wall it feels so sophisticated. It also comes in several other pretty colors.

Workout Room

Desser Before Pultonium Spray Paint

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Desser AFTER Pultonium Spray Paint

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Did you miss the fast and easy tutorial for this spray painted dresser?  No worries, it’s not too late.

Spray painted Dresser tutorial

BEFORE WORK OUT ROOM BASEMENT MAKEOVER

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AFTER- BASEMENT IDEAS

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Is this space going to break Instagram?  Nope.  Is it perfect  for our daily workouts?  You’d better believe it.  I’m crushing on the simplicity of the white moulding and a pop of color in the rug.  It will be more functional once we get the TV up and running…no pun intended. 😉

Game Table Area

BEFORE BASEMENT MAKEOVER

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We have JUST ENOUGH space to comfortably squeeze this game table between the workout room and the eating area.  Good thing too!  It is a hit during parties.

AFTER- BASEMENT IDEAS

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KITCHENETTE AREA

BEFORE BASEMENT MAKEOVER

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AFTER BASEMENT MAKEOVER

Truthfully, we use this to store kids’ costumes and dress-ups, but it looks a lot more polished than it did before.

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Need any links?  Feel free to check out the Reveal Part 1.

To Do List 

Rip out old nasty carpet

Hang Metrie New Traditional line moulding in entire basement 

Build toy room under stairs

Build closet in adjacent bedroom 

-Install Select Surfaces laminate Spill Proof Flooring

-Finish Hanging Metrie Moulding

-Install new TOP SECRET Milton and King wallpaper on upper half of the walls

-Install Broche Chandelier

Paint dining chairs with Plutonium Paints

-Paint walls white

-Paint and install Liberty Hardware on Kitchenette

-Get sewing machine fixed

-Trim on Curtains

-Fringe Market Trim on sofa

-Paint chairs/faucet/chandelier crystals/picture frames  Plutonium Paints

-Find and hang art

– Style, photograph, write blog post

Upholster chairs in Milton and King Candy Stripe fabric.

 

 

Want to follow the progress on the rest of the house?  Don’t forget to watch my  Instagram stories!

What’s Next?

Glad you asked!  Follow along as we put in new lighting, and finish a closet in our soon to be basement bedroom.

Here is the “before” when we moved in during the summer of 2018.  I’m not making this up…smallest American bedroom known to man… with no windows… or closet…we can only go up from here 🙂

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