OK guys. Let me preface this post with a disclaimer:
I still have lots to work on in this basement.
We still have a backsplash to install.
The walls are currently bare.
The playroom is just a room with toys shoved in it so that will be a future project.
The bathroom is still without a shower door, built-in shelves, fixtures like a towel ring and bar.
But I'm tired of waiting and it's my blog so I'm gonna show you what we've done anyway. :)
For fun, we'll start with the "befores". You know, just for the fanfare of it all :)
Basement Way Before:
(Hey man, there is a boatload of pictures coming up. So just...prepare yourself.)
Mr.V's obnoxious pride and joy:
(I'll be honest though - it was supadupa-fly for March Madness. :) )
Does that seating group look familiar?
It's a YAY-YAY-YAY moment for me that's coming up in its own future post :)
Khaki tonal stripe: Pottery Barn
Chevron stripe + Brown rosette: Moi. Meaning me. I did those. (Huzzah!) :)
Big khaki pillows: Target
Turquoise weave pillow cover: Pottery Barn
Chevron + Brown rosette covers: Oops, I did it again :)
Wine fridge is totally in use, BTW.
Test-driven and fully functional :)
We haven't gotten to the backsplash yet, so it's currently just leaning up against the wall.
It looks saucy in the recessed under-cabinet lighting Mr.V. installed.
It's a specialty tile, rather heavy and thicker than most. So we're taking our time on the install - researching technique, etc. - to make sure we get it right.
The granite on the counter is Venetian Gold.
Cool sister has the same stuff in her kitchen and I like to copy her.
It's kind of a hobby of mine.
I am currently dating this tile, I love it so much.
So that's the big reveal!
After close to a year of power tools, paint and sweat equity, it's [basically] finished!
I didn't show you the bathroom or the playroom because they're pretty much all "move along, move along, nothing to see here". But rest assured they're on the to-do list and will be making appearances in the future as I try to tackle those rooms.
This is by far the biggest project we've taken on to date, and I just wanted to say thanks for all your encouragement along the way - it's been awesome!
Linking to: Today's Creative Blog