Basement Updates

It has been a long time since I updated you on the renovations in our basement. When I last left you, we had just finished our master bedroom--our biggest project yet. After we finished that room, we were sitting in our basement den and realized the room would become much more functional with the addition of a half wall, and armed with the skills Jeremy had recently acquired in electric wiring and wall building, we decided to build a mud room. We finished it to the point where it currently stands a couple of months ago. Then i painted the whole basement. Then I hated the color and painted it all again.Here is a look head on before...  photo IMG_9014_zpsv2suduwj.jpg And after...  photo Basementupdates1_zpszdb4iojm.jpg Here is what the room used to look like from the studio room.  photo IMG_5543_zps8d4837ce.jpg

And what it looks like now.  photo Basementupdates6_zpsrquvzmnl.jpg And here is what it looked like from the back wall when we bought it.  photo 11-Basement_zpsdb68cb55.jpg And now.  photo Basementupdates5_zpsz3nenrwb.jpg And a few more photos.  photo Basementupdates9_zpssvvjmnw3.jpg  photo Basementupdates7_zps0vyhpscv.jpg  photo Basementupdates3_zpsn1fiumaa.jpg  photo Basementupdates8_zpsqazsbode.jpg This room is hard to take photos of because the natural light is minimal. But I think this gives you an idea. It is still very much a decorative work in progress. I have a lot of work to do to get it to the cozy space that I envision in my head.

Eventually this mudroom area will look something like this.  photo mudroom1_zpsundgwukm.jpg Imagine a stained built-in bench and some antique hooks I got at the flea market. I think it's going to make this basement so much more functional!

Up next...more details on the shiplap process. Stay tuned!  photo IMG_9020_zpsnko8ejio.jpg