We are in the process of finishing the final, untouched space of our basement. Last year we finished part 1 which included finishing the guest room, living room, and bathroom. We are lucky enough to have this bonus room which will serve as a multi-purpose space. My husband jokes this will be his "man cave," but my vision is to turn this into something for everyone. A place for our kids to hang out, play video games, and have sleepovers in. We also have a giant treadmill I would like to fit in the space, and hope to make it a place that I actually can get inspired to go work out!
Since I am finishing the space anyways, I am jumping on this One Room Challenge band wagon. It will motivate me to stay on task and finish this project within a reasonable time frame. There are twenty bloggers that are sponsored to finish their space, and everyone else (that's me) links up their projects so people can see your room from start to finish. The challenge is, you have six weeks to design a space, start to finish. Every Thursday, I will be updating pictures progress of the space. It's so fun to follow along and see the crazy talent! So without further ado, here are some "before's" of our space:
If you want to get your sheetrocking done fast, just invite some friends over and promise them food.
We knocked out our space in just a few hours! Clearly I am working WAY too hard...
While we were waiting for the mudder to show up, my son and I finished laying the flooring
As you can see, the staircase still needs to get finished. I may be overambitious in thinking I can get this done in this time frame as well, but quite honestly, I am tired of stuff being everywhere, so that is my goal.. we shall see.
The overall vision for this room:
I have thought long and hard on this space. My plan is to use what we have. We don't have the budget to go crazy in this space. We have a old sectional that is not my first color choice, but I am using it anyway because it is practical and it fits the space. I will spruce it up with new pillows.
I want the room to be very cozy, so there will be a combination of DARK walls on the top half, with a contrasting light bottom wall. The sofa is dark, so I don't want it to blend in with the room. Textures and different shades of wood will be incorporated both on the walls and the furniture pieces. The carpet will also have a slight pattern to it, and we are keeping that relatively light as well. The color choices will be bold and dramatic with pops of fun color.
Week 1 Plan:
Install Trim and Chair Rail
Carpet gets installed
Start staining stair treads
Wish me luck..