Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Far From Over...

For those of you who remember this post, you know our basement is quite dark and dreary...and well, retro.  I never choose to spend more time down there than I need to.  Basically, I quickly do my laundry, and I enter and exit our house through there...that's about it.

Since we first shared the space with you, we've had a new steel post installed to accommodate the removal of so many walls upstairs, the hubs and I ripped down the ceiling, we had new windows installed, we rearranged the laundry area {with new a new washer and dryer}, we moved in and now, thanks to a whole heck of a lot of hard work by my Dad, we lightened up the walls with a couple fresh coats of paint.

{Here's my typical apology...sorry for the awful pictures.  I took them on my iPhone as I left for work in the morning.  And seriously, we only have 3 lights in the whole basement.  Its awful.}








We know this is NOT where our basement story ends.  I mean, come on...it still screams HEEELP!!!  But it is a lot better than where we started. :)

One day {when we hit the lotto} we will have this area re-done...so it'll be the perfect place for kids to hang out and play.

Anyone else dreaming of re-doing a specific area of their home?!?!?  I'd be shocked if I heard a "no" to that! ;)

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  1. I know I should be focusing on the retro-ness (which I know would drive me crazy too), but I can't help but be jealous of all that SPACE! So much storage! So much potential! Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

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    1. Thanks Justine! :) I have to admit, we do love the great amount of storage that our older home has. It was something I didn't think we'd be able to find in a 1950's ranch!

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  2. It's looking MUCH brighter! I'm dreaming of re-doing my entire house. Not in particular, everything in general! I spy a fer home decor items down there. Can't wait to see if they make their way upstairs. They're way to pretty for the basement.

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    1. I hear you! It's nice to daydream and think of what you want your home to become.

      And good eye! There are definitely a few finds in the basement that I picked up at Home Goods. I just haven't found a home for them yet. Don't worry, they will not be staying in our dingy basement haha.

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  3. Even your before pictures looked better than any basement I've ever had. At least it appears to be dry, which is a huge plus! And of course, now it's clean and freshly painted. That makes such a big difference.

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    1. It is definitely a dry basement...thank goodness for that!!!

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  4. The paint definitely helps a lot! And I love the space! It will be awesome for when you have kids! I'm dreaming of a kitchen redo... ;)

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    1. Yea, I can't wait to fix it up a bit so it's more homey and matches the rest of our house. Of course that will not be for quite a few years, so I'll just daydream for now haha.

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  5. It looks so much brighter than before! Amazing what a little paint can do! And it's all organized nicely too :) I would love a master bedroom rehaul with a double vanity!

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    1. Yea, paint is a great {and inexpensive} tranformation tool!

      Oooooh, I love double vanities! They are the best!!

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  6. I actually kind of dig the floors! And it's amazing what a little paint can do. :)

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    1. They used to be buffed and shined to perfection...which made them pretty tolerable. But ever since we broke ground to pour the footing for the new post...the floors are perma-dirty. Even after a million scrubbings. Grrrrrrrrrrr.

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  7. Yup! I'm dreaming of renovating...our basement! lol

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