Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Basement Update

It's been awhile since I've updated you on the basement progress. I quickly snapped a few pics to show you how things are shaping up.

Here is the view looking down from the stairs (sorry it's blurry!)...

The previously beige walls have been painted Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise, which is one of my favorite whites. (I used it in my family room, too.) Of course, the walls still look beige in these pics! The only natural light down here comes from the room behind the stairs. It poses quite the challenge for this amateur photographer :)

I picked up this rug on my IKEA road trip. It wasn't quite the screaming deal that I got on this one, but it was reasonable.

I also purchased a bunch of IKEA Ribba frames in various sizes to create a gallery wall of my kids' artwork.

The art is in the frames. Now I just need to get it on the wall!

We cleaned out our bar one day, and I found several old liquor bottles that were waaaaay past their prime. I believe we had inherited the alcohol years ago when my parents moved. And, who knows how long these bottles had been in their bar?! I'm fairly certain I have never had a drink of Cherry Heering in my life.

I like the look of the bottles though, so I cleaned them out and displayed them on a shelf.

The little boxes above came from Home Goods. I figured they'd be good for storing decks of cards and other small game pieces.

So, that's how things are looking down under. And, this is how I'm hoping it will look soon...

I still need to recover my chair cushions, add hardware to the built-ins, do the gallery wall, buy some colorful pillows and accessorize everything. Stay tuned…


  1. It looks like it is shaping up nicely. I really like how you will use your children's artwork for your gallery wall.

  2. looking good already! cant wait to see it when its done :)

  3. I like the direction you're headed with this space, Carolyn! Such a great room for movie nights and sports!

  4. Looking good so far! You can't beat Ribba frames for gallery walls - I've got oodles of them :)

  5. I am loving the progress of the room. Looking forward to seeing the gallery wall.

  6. LOVE what you've done so far & I've almost purchased those boxes at HomeGoods a few times now!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three