Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Whatever Wednesday: Basement Makeover

Sponsor of the Week: Aspen Flavor

For the past few months we have been redecorating and rearranging our family room. I finally think that I have it the way that I like it!! So here is how we have changed it.

Before we moved in
One month ago

Before, no paint on the wall
One month ago. We had the couch facing the tv (where the big clock is now)
One month ago
Now. We have the tv on the mantle and the couches facing the fireplace, making it the focal point of the room

It is so nice to have the tv up high so little fingers don't get on it. It's great that my baby cannot touch any buttons now!
The computer is in now behind the couch.

There was just empty space in between the fireplace and the wall, so we built shelves

It's nothing fancy but I sure love the changes!!! It just makes more sense now!


Lora said...

i love those red walls!!!

the cape on the corner said...

like it much better now, i think facing the fireplace is a great choice.

my post today is about our basement, and whether or not we should get a fireplace, and then where the tv should go. unfortunately we have a small window that would inhibit the tv from going above the fireplace. sure hope you come over and weigh in!

notyet100 said...

looks cool,.

thewhitechair said...

I love that shade of red! Bold and confident... we have a red basement too but our is more sports and athletic inspired...we live and play in the midwest where my husband played college football and our oldest of 6 is a red shirt freshman so 'RED' got our vote. And I write on my walls too! Your blog is adorable.

the thrifty ba said...

we have been in our home 7 yrs and it doesnt look that good yet!

Alida L. said...

I love red! Great job!


Ellie said...

It looks good! Can't wait till finishing our basement is higher on the to-do list!

While Mr.Onesock Tugs My Apron Strings said...

I love the wall color! I wish I had a nice basement like that! Very pretty!

Heather said...

The color on the walls looks great, and I like how you did the red accent wall. It pulls together nicely with the stone fireplace.

Crystal said...

I love the transformation. The red wall is my favorite.

Diane said...

Great basement makeover. I know you are enjoying the new space.

Thanks for visiting me over at Pittpat Paperie and leaving the nice comment about my printing on fabric.

Melissa said...

It looks much more comfortable and homey with the color and pictures and other changes.

You are right the fireplace is kinda weird with that space-good idea with the shelves.

Love the Decor! said...

Much more homey and warm!! Amazing what a little color will do :)

Julie said...

Looks very cozy! Love the stone fireplace.

Mrs.B said...

I would LOVE to have a basement!!

Jen @ said...

What a wonderful place to snuggle up. I love the fireplace and the shelves - smart idea!


Creative in Chicago said...

Lovely job, I really like your paint color choice. I recently did a basement makeover of my own but started with a space much yuckier than yours. I finished up with a teenage penthouse.
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