Basement Updates

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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... And after... Here is what the room used to look like from the studio room.

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And what it looks like now. And here is what it looked like from the back wall when we bought it. And now. And a few more photos. 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.

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Eventually this mudroom area will look something like this. 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!

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