I realized that I start and finish all of these decor projects with this HUGE intent to blog about them and then BAM… 6 months pass and I tell myself, “Sooooon. Very soon I will take pics and blog about it.”
But guess what?
I never do.
It’s almost like a sickness.
Because sometimes the whole motivator to get the project done… is because I want to blog it.
I don’t understand myself sometimes.
Let’s talk about how much this space transformed…
When we initially moved into our home 4 years ago I knew the basement would be an “eventually” project.
As in… One day we will get to it.
But with the handiness of my dad, we ended up being able to get to it faster than I had envisioned.
It started out as as… Let’s just have my dad frame it out. Wellll, that turned into me being impatient and wanting to finish the whole entire thing.
My husband called that by the way.
His exact words: “I knew you wouldn’t be able to wait once you two started.”
Most everything in this space was built by my dad. He’s the king.
I’m gonna do less talking and more picture posting….
For the full details on the built-in entertainment center you can check out the post that I wrote on it. I actually posted about that in a timely manner. Shocker.
We decided to do more of the open space look with the basement because the boys like to run around and be crazy. #anothershocker
We didn’t want any walls holding them back. Ha!
I will tell you this.
The husband wasn’t super excited about the finished product.
He walked downstairs and said:
Husband: It looks more like a Pinterest cave than a man-cave.
And then he told me he wanted a workout area. The man never has an opinion until it’s too late.
I failed him on the man-cave ladies.
But we do have a studio sent up in the basement where we do all our podcasts and videos so I told him to go to town decorating it however he wants. You know what happened?
He did nothing.
Which is why if I would have left the basement decor up to him and his man-cave ideas… I would be posting this reveal in 2016.
This office nook is one of my favorite parts of this space. Full details here.
I tried to incorporate the kids art by stenciling a giant sized rose frame on the wall and then placing their drawings in smaller frames.
I used the same stencil that I used in my master bathroom makeover.
I really love how this part turned out.
We don’t necessarily use the basement as much as I thought we would, but it’s sooooo nice to have a space for our guests to stay. The couch pulls out to a bed and they have their own bathroom and shower down there (which I’ll post about one day…maybe).
I’m also hoping that once the boys get a little bit older they will LOVE that they have their own space to go watch tv and get away from mom and dad.
SOURCE LIST:Main Walls – Paint Color: Sherwin Williams March Wind – SW 7668 (eggshell) Behind the TV and Pillars – Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Grizzle Gray – SW 7068 (eggshell) Entertainment Center & Office Nook – Basic Ultra White Semi-Gloss Rug – RugsUSA.com