DIY Industrial Coffee Table & Basement Inspiration

This past weekend, my handyman was especially handy. He built us a coffee table!Industrial Coffee Table - All Precious & Pleasant This is where we left off with the basement last time you saw it (back in January). BEFORE

We had a friend living with us for a month whose bed was squeezed into this room, so it got us thinking about rearranging things, and this is the set up we landed on. I quite like it, but this room has a LONG way to go in the decor department! Industrial Coffee Table - All Precious & Pleasant Industrial Coffee Table - All Precious & Pleasant

I've been inspired by coffee tables like this one from Restoration Hardware. Industrial Coffee Table - All Precious & Pleasant

So we found several tutorials on Pinterest for industrial coffee tables.

And Jeremy went to work. I absolutely LOVE it. It may be my favorite thing he has built so far! I'm not going to go into a detailed tutorial because there are plenty out there, but I will say that it was really fairly easy once we figured out the right materials that we needed (and went to three stores to find the right parts in stock). Industrial Coffee Table - All Precious & Pleasant The top stain is miniwax dark walnut, and I like the way that it plays with the color in the rug.

So, let's talk about plans for this room. We are currently renovating our garage and converting it into our new master suite. I'm SO excited about that! And there will be lots to share very soon. But once that happens, the rest of the basement will be converted into music studio space which means this little couch area will become a sitting area for the studio and moonlight as our hang out space.

I am so inspired by rooms like this and this.  photo basementinspiration_zps2851eb95.jpg  photo basementinspiration2_zpsf7466448.jpg


But both of these rooms have something that our space lacks: ample natural light. We do have one basement window on the other side of the space, but it is in the carport so it lacks a lot of sunlight. So...maybe we need a little more color to brighten up a sometimes gloomy space with very little architectural interest.

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So here are some personal goals for this space:

- Add some color to the room with art on the walls - Replace/cover the current couch pillows - Accessorize! - Decide whether to paint the room or leave it white. - Possibly paint the end table

More to come...