Saturday, August 23, 2014

Basement Update

The basement has been our lowest priority, but we've recently made some progress before the business of fall (my FAVORITE season) begins...

We changed the light fixture (there were florescent lights), and we painted the walls blue (it was stark white) when we first moved in almost 2.5 years ago. However the brightness of the blue was unexpected and very overwhelming to me. Originally it was supposed to be a University of Michigan man cave of sorts, but now it will become the UofM toy room. Why? Why not?!

BEFORE



7570 is our address number (everyone always asks)

full bath (left), spare bedroom (straight), storage room (right)


The tinfoil in the plant is so Luna doesn't dig in it...

Pub table at the landing/bottom of the stairs

For some reason the former owner put french doors into the storage room...

The 2 frames on either side of the post cards are photos of Corey's family from a few generations ago

I have tons of old postcards that were sent to my Great Grandparents. I picked for favorites and enlarged them. (Fun fact: I'm a sucker for old books and post cards).



UPDATES
New curtains, photo display with clipboards and blanket



I like that it's easy to change out pictures

Close ups...


Engagement & honeymoon pictures...aww


All those words are the county names....my version of a map

Yellow coffee table with chalkboard top


Corey's love above the TV

 Toy storage from IKEA & #1-4 bins from Land of Nod
How long do you think it will take for Will to destroy this pretty display when he plays?
I bet 10 seconds...so I'll enjoy it in it's pretty state for now :)




Rocker from Corey's papa and a homemade whale pillow from my super SIL


Homemade ruler growth chart. Tutorial found here


This fall Corey's mom has graciously offered to paint our chair rail, so it will be white half way down the wall. Then we'll add molding to separate the white and blue, as well as finish it in some spots on the floor. (Where did the former owner put it?!) We'll also replace that red couch with a black one. Anyone have a cheap/nothing fancy one they want to sell? ;)

Here is a little update in the bathroom too...






INSPIRATION




I'm curious to see what organizational things I'll need to change once Will actually plays down here :)

Have you had to "tone down" any rooms?

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