After my paint color post last week, I vowed to show you more rooms in my house, even though they’re not all finished to my liking (yet). But, given that we just bought this house four months ago, I need to stop being a control freak and remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day.
So, I’ve shown you some of our basement when I blogged about the gallery wall and the board & batten down there. And I alluded to some of my less favorite spaces when I shared my paint colors. The rooms that are painted in “Cardboard” by Sherwin Williams. Well, you asked for it – here they are.
Here is a pre-move-in picture of what this area looked like before…
And here it is now:
Cardboard wall color aside, the basement is a wonderfully functional space that we use on a daily basis. There is some striking grass cloth wallpaper in a couple areas of the basement, which I love. And then there is my good friend, Indiana Jones…
In case you’re wondering, it does light up. It was left with the house, and will probably remain there for all eternity, since I have no idea how we would take it down. But I don’t plan on taking it down – it’s just – FUN.
- It’s a totally funky layout, making furniture placement a challenge to say the least.
- I just got a quote for a bunch of painting to be done in the house that came in very reasonable, so hopefully this room (among others) will be painted in the not-so-distant future.
- I scored the red bench/ottoman a couple of weeks ago at a garage sale (Arhaus – $100). I know, it doesn’t match. Thinking about recovering it, but it is totally functional and what we need down there for the moment.
- There is going to be a big game of Musical
ChairsFurniture since I finally made a fabric decision for the jumbo-sized sectional we’re buying. (I literally ordered the sectional Sunday and am oh-so-excited!) More on that soon…
- I know there is a lot of stuff that still needs to be added to this room. Please refer back to the four aforementioned bullet points on this one. It’s going to be a domino effect here. Once the sectional arrives for our family room, changes will flow to the downstairs.
So there you have it! My ugly Cardboard Room revealed!
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AngelineMarch 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm
You have a ga-gorgeous home…thanks for sharing your decorating progress – love it!
AndreaMarch 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm
A mom cave, you are so lucky! I love it down there. You're red bench is cool and I can't wait to see your sectional. You may have to invite me up to hang out in that room sometime!
LisaMarch 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm
What a totally amazing basement you have! It's all so gorgeous. I wouldn't have takent he Indiana Jones poster down either..lol
Beautiful colours..looks so warm and inviting.
Kathy @ Creative Home ExpressionsMarch 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm
I've been visiting some of your past posts, Jenny, and your home is really beautiful! I know you just moved in not too long ago, but it looks like you are putting your own touch on it. It looks lovely and I envy you that basement!
A Vintage VineMarch 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm
Great tour!!! Love the additions from IKEA..oh, how I wished I had thought of that idea, big box furniture store, affordable, put together furniture yourself!!! But I am not Scandinavian….I love the bench…can't wait to see what you do with that…I too buy things and then live with them deciding what to do with them!!!
CourtanaMarch 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm
Your basement looks enormous! It came out terrific, great job!
ReneMarch 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm
Enjoyed the tour! That Indiana Jones art is such a great conversation piece. As you said it's just fun and this looks like the perfect place to have a good time..
tale of many citiesMarch 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm
thanks for the tour. what a fun place to hang out!
KarenMarch 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm
That is a terrific basement, I think my whole house would fit in there LOL.
LisaMarch 29, 2011 at 3:00 am
It's a gorgeous space! I think you'll have to start calling it the posh "Lower Level" instead of "basement"! And I *heart* Indiana Jones and my guy Harrison Ford too!
[email protected]March 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm
It's gorgeous! I love the gallery wall and the grasscloth wallpaper. I am a fan of Indiana Jones, also (I named my dog after Harrison Ford). I have yellow walls in my basement that I can't wait to change….I love your wall color.
[email protected]March 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm
I would love to have a basement if it looked like yours. I think your wall color is beautiful. Found ya at Not just a house wife.
ValMarch 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm
Mom caves are the best and yours is amazing!
Creative EscapesApril 1, 2011 at 1:17 am
This is amazing – can I come over and stay! Beautiful room!
JulieApril 1, 2011 at 2:21 am
Very nice space!
KatieApril 1, 2011 at 2:59 am
What an incredible space!! I bet all kinds of great parties will go on down there!
MirandaApril 1, 2011 at 4:28 am
What a gorgeous room! I love the mom cave side. What a great retreat for the whole family ♥
PhyllisApril 4, 2011 at 1:30 am
I am amazed at the size of your basement…..what a wonderful space for your family! The things you have done are just perfect in my opinion…..love the color of the walls, too!
Lakeshore Cottage LivingApril 4, 2011 at 2:05 am
It looks beautiful!! and I LOVE Indiana Jones…how fun is that?!
Liz-April 4, 2011 at 3:23 am
Beautiful room, man what space! I love the Indiana Jones picture! How cool is that! What a great room for entertaining!
FABBY'S LIVINGApril 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm
Fantastic! Great remodeling job! I love the grand space for a young family like yours. Love the mom cave part specially. Everything is amazing, a terrific place to be everyday with the family.
Have a nice week.
emilysnanApril 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm
hiya , your basement turned out great , love the collection of pics on the stair wall ,tfs am visiting from amaze me monday and your newest follower , hope you pop by mine and follow me too