antiquesfamilyhome decorhome improvementsmake-over April 8, 2014

Basement Re-Do!

So, after 5 years of living in my basement, my youngest son moved out (We have literally had someone living in our basement for nearly 12 years now between all 3 of our boys).  This called for a bit of “retail therapy” as I sprang into action to “reclaim” my space.  Pics are not great, but they will have to do.  The space is bright and cheerful and I LOVE working down here.  I sit at this table when I am not out with clients and work – with birds chirping outside my french doors and the sound of water features daring me to stress out!  So loving the new changes.  I retained my book shelves, entertainment center, kitchen island, coffee table, and church pew, but started over with nearly everything else.  Bedrooms were re-arranged but no new furnishings there.  It is my favorite place in my house now.  I have ordered the plantation shutters for the basement and upstairs, so I will post pics when they go in 5-6 weeks from now.  Amazing how a fresh start is so reassuring….  

My new office space -also wonderful for family dinners

Coffee table in family room

Love this hand-carved man reading!  LOVE Etsy!

Perfect addition to the basement bathroom
View of the family room – only large TV in the house!

Family room and the white shelves I have had for years

Family room and entertainment center I brought from California

Basement kitchen

Another view of the family room

My old church pew – LOVE that thing!  Antique skis rest in the corner

The lockers are from Pottery Barn and are perfect for serving pieces and dishes

Another view of the lockers

Kitchen view

Family room looking toward the kitchen – pillow covers are from Etsy too

Accessories from Osmond Designs

Love this little elephant -thank again Etsy

Love this hand carved elephant too.  Etsy again…..

Funny little hand-carved windmill on a leather box – also Etsy

LOVE the turquoise coloring on this old tool box.

Witches ball from Park City – said to ward off witches…..  🙂

Sign from Etsy – one of my favorite things

Love footed dishes and birds….

This chandelier is from Busy Biddy in Orem – used the flame-less candles with remote

Recovered this old bench.  Love the fun fabric!  

Shelves are from E-bay-accessories from Ebay and Etsy

Signs from Joss and Main

metal clock


Prints from Etsy hanging on bedroom wall

Another print on a dictionary page

Bedroom dresser

Grandkid toys just outside bedrooms

bathroom shelves

Having a little obsession with elephants – this one is from E-bay

The little clown is also from E-bay

Largest bathroom shelf – baskets from Hobby Lobby

LOVE this – it is true and sometimes hard to remember.  From Quilted Bear in AF

The “grandma wall”-frames from Ebay – all are vintage and painted

The “grandma wall” from the other angle-these kids are truly what lights us up!  Nothing better than grandkids.

Such a happy place for me now and, although I know it is psychological, I am so much more FOCUSED when I work down here.  Here’s to a productive year!