Monday, January 4, 2010

The Unfinished Room

Our unfinished basement room is aching to be finished. Well, more like I'm aching to finish it. :-)

We use the room for storage right now and after a few months, a tornado looks like it hit the room so I really want to get it finished so it can serve as something other than a "dumping ground".

Here are the plans:

I want to paint the floors with a checker board pattern. I thought I wanted to do black and white but the more I think about it the more I think a grey and cream would work better with the rest of the basement. Once that's done, we'll find a rug to warm the room up a little

Two of the walls will be the khaki that's in our bedroom and the extra bedroom in the basement, one will be red just because I like the color, and the fourth will be a chalkboard wall (or at least a good portion of one of the walls).

From there, we'll move Mike's computer desk and other computer stuff out of the alcove in the main part of the basement so he can have a room to play and work with all of that stuff and I'll set up a little table and area for my scrapbooking/crafts. The best part is, we won't have to clean up when we're in the middle of something like we do now- we'll just close the door!

We'll also keep the closet area as our storage area. I want to build a bunch of shelving in there to help keep things organized.

Now to paint the floors, frame and drywall the walls, build shelves, paint and move everything in!

1 comment:

Marla Taviano said...

Hi, Sarah. I just noticed your comment on the LPM blog and hopped over.

I used to do that very same thing when I was a kid. Move my solid-oak heavy-as-anything bed all by myself inch my tiny inch!

I think I got it all out of my system back then, because I don't do much rearranging now. Of course, we've moved 10 times in 12 years of marriage...