Friday, July 8, 2011

Remodel Mayhem!

After returning from Kenya, my husband and I decided to remodel a bit!  Our basement is a little bit 70's.  There used to actually be wood paneling, with diamonds cut out of carpet, placed on the wall from floor to ceiling!  Unfortunately, there are no pictures of that part - we got rid of those as soon as we moved in about 3 years ago:)  Now, we planned to put in laminate flooring, take out shelving next to the fireplace, paint the fireplace and all the molding white to accent our newly painted grey walls!

I wish I had taken the "before" pictures before we painted, but I forgot.  However, I do have some before pictures to share (yes, I realize our office is a complete MESS).  My brother-in-law was working on it for us this past week.  Unfortunately, he had to leave (they live out of town) before the project was finished (it's a long story...).  So, now we have about half the basement done, stuff EVERYWHERE, but some hope of finding someone to finish it up for us:)  So, although it will be a week or so before I have the "after" pictures, here's something to start with!  Wish us luck finding someone to finish!!

Main Basement area - after painting the walls grey and the fireplace white!

Another view of the basement

Another view - we took out the shelving next to the fireplace, too!

Our basement office...  No excuse - it's just a MESS!

Another view of the office - what can I say - I get messy with my crafts:)


  1. I am following - I love a room make-over : ) Job well done so far - it looks like a huge room to tackle!

  2. I can't wait to see how it turns out! I love that you painted the wall grey!

  3. I've always wanted a basement, I'm seriously jealous!

    Fingers-crossed you find someone to finish it off - I want to see what it looks like!

  4. A great start! Though I don't envy the hard work you have ahead of you! It will all be worth it...

  5. Alot of work but looking good so far!
    Judy K.