Friday, January 25, 2013

Basement Makeover

Before John and I moved into this house, we had a lot of painting to do.  Every room was a different color, and we wanted a neutral palette.  Well, with all the work we did, we decided just to skip the basement.... Until now!

First, a look at the paint that needed doing:
The walls were this periwinkle color and a royal blue, with painter's tape that had been left on for who knows how long.  Pulling off the tape took some of the drywall with it!
Then, I spackled the portions of the wall that the tape destroyed...
And finally primed the whole room.
 Here are the shocking before and after pictures :)
Before: Clearly, this room was one we didn't enjoy spending time in.  It was ugly and an absolute mess!
After: Clean, crisp walls and a treadmill!  Talk about new motivation to use the room!
And I added a bulletin board for workouts and motivation :)
Before: This was also the room where arts and crafts went to die.  Don't judge ;)
After: A place to store our rock climbing gear!
It was a lot of work, but well worth it!  I love using the room now for my morning workouts. :)  Have a great weekend!!


  1. Wow! Looks like a lot of work. I bet you have a great sense of accomplishment now.

  2. have a great weekend you too... looks like you have work to do so enjoy it anyway...

  3. Renos are such a pain!!;)) good luck!!!;)

  4. good luck with your workout !!

  5. Love the transformation and that y'all decided to turn it into a place to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

    xo erica

  6. have a great week dear...


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