Monday, March 28, 2011

grand reveal - basement edition.

my initial plan for this post was to start out with a few refresher pictures of our basement in case you couldn't remember back to how it looked two weeks ago.

but then the uploader wasn't letting me do what i wanted.

then i remembered that you are all perfectly capable of just scrolling down the page like two posts to refresh your own memory.

but then i realized that if you were to just scroll down, you would see the rest of this post and ruin the grand part of the grand reveal. and kind of the reveal part too. and then i've got nothing.

which is not the case! because thanks to two gorgeous (snow-free) weekends, a very patient hubband, and enough paint fumes to make us extreeemely happy with the results regardless of what it actually ended up looking like, our basement now looks like this:

i dont think there are enough words for me to express just how very extremely extatic i am about this furniture. i still squeal a little every time i look at that little orange table/drawers/thing with all its orange-ness and its fantastic new round drawer pulls and its just so cute!!!

as a bonus, besides just looking great, our "new" furniture also means we have a place to put things like movies and books which means we have less boxes just lying around which means we're making our giant piles-o-stuff smaller and getting closer to being able to fully enjoy our basement space! as a finishing touch, we have some tentative plans for putting things (including the dartboard and Mark's wolverine claws) on the walls, which i think will continue to make our house feel more and more like our home.

as another bonus, Mark got a little spray-paint-happy and decided to turn an old white shelf black to use in our office/computer room, inspiring us to tackle another mini-makeover in that room! stay tuned for more unpacking fun as we hopefully can eliminate our piles-o-stuff completely!!!


Miss Brenda said...

You make me so proud. And the room looks great without the piles-o-stuff.

Abi said...

The dresser/table thing is cute! Great job guys. :) Can't wait to see more. When you are done there wanna come and take care of some of my piles-o-stuff?

Brenda's Man said...

yeah, nothing says home like wolverine claws! I like it!