03 February 2012

a messy basement

Want to see what I've been up to....

besides waiting for my hubby to be finished preparing the stairs for painting....which should be done this weekend....which also means I'll be able to start painting them next week....

I've been making a mess in my basement....yep....

it's been about 2 years since I painted this space....and that's far too long if you ask me....so I'm painting and rearranging and looking for some new pieces to add to this blah space. I can't even tell you how bad I want to change the carpet....because until I can do that , I think this space will always look dingy and officey....hopefully later this year that can happen. But until then, I really need to try to make this space more me.

I see a shopping trip in my near future.


  1. Oh boy, it looks like you've been busy. I know you've talked about that carpet before...I would just rip it out and be done with it. Maybe you could paint the concrete white or in a light colored checkerboard until you can get new flooring. Just a thought :)

  2. how fun. i can't wait to see what the finished project will be!!!!!

  3. I know you don't want the carpet, but at least it is in good shape. Our basement has a tile floor...very outdated.

    I really can't wait to see what you do with the space, you have such good taste!


  4. Go for it darling...and show us when it is finnished......love from me...xxx..

  5. Hey there!
    You are so funny with this basement! I think it's charming and you have so many great things down there. Just rip out that carpet in the meantime and put down some big rugs. I think it would make you feel better. :) But really, it is pretty down there.
    I LOVE that green and white cabinet.....

    did you say shopping??? :)

  6. I'm green with envy over your sweet basement space, carpet and all! I dream of having a room to store all of my craft supplies...
    Have a fun weekend and I can't wait to see your stairs.

  7. At least your basement is finished.Our basement is unfinished and will remain that way due to cost of remodeling a basement.We just painted our floors and walls.At least that keeps it clean.But not much to look at or decorate.I your basement looks great already.You have some great pieces already.Is that a chandelier I spy?Wow I just have light bulb chains hanging in mine.If I was that lucky.I can look at yours and dream.

  8. Oh, I can't wait to see what you do with that space! I've just been slaving away in my basement, too, and finally have a space that is fun to work in! http://www.harbourbreeze.blogspot.com/2012/01/basement-craft-laundry-room-reveal.html
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

  9. Carpet is warm on your toesies! Where you going shopping? I heard Dime Store Days in Fremont is going out of business... have you been there yet? I know it was one of your favorite spots.
    I see those cute stools in you picture... can't wait to see what you do!
    Laurie :)

  10. Hi Andrea,
    How exciting to be able to re-do your space! It looks like you have some great pieces in there, so I know it's going to turn out fabulous!!
    I can't wait to see it when it's done.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Oh soo nice blogg you have. love it

  12. i agree with Tricia, you should rip it up and paint the floors! looking forward to seeing another lovely transformation!!

  13. HI Andrea~~~ How lucky are you to have a basement to make your own. Forget about the carpet, I am sure you will transform the rest of it into something great and no one will ever notice the carpet. Cant wait to see how it turns out.

    Happy Weekend

  14. Oh it is going to be wonderful..it already looks amazing. Hugs for a great new week my friend. oxoxxo

  15. I'm anxiously awaiting to see your new steps! I want to do mine and as soon as I saw your post said to my hubby.."look we can do this"..because he has been telling me I can't just rip up the carpet..Yes I can ! Thanks to you..

  16. Oh my your new steps...YEAH! I have been waiting! seems you have lots of fun stuff to work with...your room will be fabulous!

  17. Lovely Blog. Very crisp and clean...