Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Basement - Before

When we moved into the house 2 years ago the basement basement was finished, but the walls were awful. So far we have only been using it for storage but the plan is to repaint it and spruce it up to be a play area for the girls, a small workout area, and a  craft area for this Momma. It's not the biggest space but these are all the things that are needed down there. The walls are awful and a little embarrassing but at least I can say that I didn't choose them. lol

So here's the inspiration for the basement.
Yes my inspiration is a drink, my favorite drink to be exact. You'll just have to wait and see how it turns out. I swear I'm not crazy. ;-) 
Now for the before because without a before there can be no after.....

This is coming down the stairs into the basement. In my defense everything is shoved to the middle so I could start preping the walls for paint. Who doesn't love a little orange on orange

This is the opposite wall. Here they were trying a "technique" with the 2 different oranges. The first door is the bathroom, the second door is the laundry room, and the third door is the utility closet.

This is from standing by the bathroom door and yes, that is another wall color back there.

There are 4 different walls in the basement and 3 different wall looks. Above is the "sun wall" It has ceiling texture spiked onto the wall in a weird greenish color with a sun painted up in the corner. The white strip accross the center is my attempt to scrape it off. Doesn't look like it's going to come down so we are working on saving up enough to knock it down and re-drywall this wall. In the mean time I suppose I will cover it the best I can. Below is where all the oranges meet. Can't wait to prime it and give this basement a fresh start.

Stay tuned to see how the walls turn out. I'm definitely not afraid of color and I want this room to inspire both my creativity and the girls'.


  1. Oh my goodness. I can NOT wait to see the after. I may have chuckled at a few of the before pictures. I can only imagine the crafty lady before you who kept herself busy with that basement :)

  2. I love your inspiration and can't wait to see it come together in the space. Your basement has so much potential!!

  3. i am a new follower from Welcome wednesday

  4. I can't wait to see the "after" photos. Based on your inspiration, I'm thinking lemons and strawberries - so maybe yellows and reds?

    Dropping in from the blog hop. I hope you can check out our blog as well. We are 4 friends who share a passion for crafting.

  5. Nice blog! new follower - please hop on over and do the same!!

  6. So excited to see the after. The basement looks like lots of potential! Keep us posted. Also, wanted to say "hi" to a fellow central Ohioan. I stopped over from Local Sugar.


  7. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. I love to follow creative people!

    Hopping over from "Organized Chaos: Life of a Mom"

    Would love if you followed back!

  8. New follower on GFC and Facebook from Local Sugar Hawaii blog hop. Glad to have found you.Looking forward to seeing how your room turns out. I take my inspiration from crazy places, too. :)

  9. New follower from the hop,would love a follow back ? looking forward to seeing it finished the drink looks yummy :)

  10. Wow, big project! New follower from the hop, would love a follow back