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Basement Chronicles #56784

4.23.2012

First the walls came down

Well actually it would be more accurate to say first it flooded and then everything got ripped out.  Which prompted the idea for a much larger renovation, therefore causing the walls to come down.  Just to be precise.

And then they went back up.  And then we had fun with electrical, plan changing, tiling, painting, fireplace installing, molding and my personal favorite, caulking.  Which brings us to a very important day in the life of our basement-functional with some furniture.

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Don’t let the one randomly placed pillow fool you, we still have a long way to go.  Like scraping the paint off the windows. 

But a couple of movie nights have already been enjoyed down here.  And it was awesome.

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And while some members of the household will beg to differ, my favorite thing in the space is not the TV, but the entertainment console.

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It is metal and therefore very heavy.  At least that is what I am ascertaining by the grunting that occurred getting it down the stairs.  And it already looks beat up and old, so there will be no worries when Carter continues to beat it and make it look older.

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It is technically a buffet, but it works perfectly under the TV and a quick hole drilled in the back made it an instant entertainment center.  We were a little worried about the height when we saw it it in the store, but I am so happy we took the leap.

Love it.

The sectional was also a great find as it was the exact dimensions we needed/wanted and liked how it does not feel oversized. Oh and it is comfy.

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Since the walls of the workout room came tumbling down to  make way for bigger and better things, we built a workout closet.

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Still missing the barn doors to cover it all up (hey we need a toilet in the bathroom first), but I love how it works in the basement.  Because it does not take up too much space and can be easily hidden.  And you can still work out while watching TV.

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Far away TV, but TV nonetheless.  Jillian does not need to be up close and personal.

I could list all the things we still need to construct, do and decorate in the space (hello toilet), but for now we are just enjoying the “done-ness” of having a place to sit. 

And watching movies and drinking wine…with the hum of a baby monitor in the background.

13 comments on "Basement Chronicles #56784"
  1. Looks great so far! I agree with you about the entertainment center and I also love the carpet.

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  2. Nice basement, but not a fan of all the pinky beige undertones. Would love to have a finished basement!

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  3. I love that space! Nice sectional. The workout closet it genius, too :)

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  4. Can you please tell me about the carpet? I LOVE it :)

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  5. There is NOTHING more comforting than the hum of the baby monitor! I love how cozy the basement looks. And workout closet=awesome. Can I come over!? Ike will entertain Carter :)

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  6. Love what you have done so far! Really great entertainment center!!

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  7. the Basement is looking great!

    I love your tv console!! where did you find it!?

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  8. Where did you get that awesome TV console?? LOVE IT!

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  9. Love what you've done - especially the workout room! Congrats!

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  10. Your basement looks gorgeous! Nice remodel!

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  11. This looks SO GREAT! What a transformation!

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  12. Ok so my dad said I could pick out a new bed set cause my old one is all worn out and I am stumped. Im not that creative or anything so anything will help. So my walls are a BRIGHT green (which I cannot not change sadly). I have light hard wood floors. And I have a queen sized bed. The headboard is black with two thin strips of white. Same with my dresser. Ya my room is pretty ugly which is why I don't like sleeping in it and go to the couch in the basement. So what should I get?

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  13. looks amazing! love that floor cabinet :)

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