I never posted an official “before” pic of the basement – so here it is! I need to get some updated shots this weekend of the walls framed, but you can see from this that things are happening down here. I am amazed at how Page is literally teaching himself everything as he goes, and yes there have been a few curve balls (like having to move a gas and water line we hadn’t anticipated to meet code) but overall, things are moving along and we’re planning to be ready for electrical/plumbing by mid-October, and drywall, trim, and painting by Halloween. Woo hoo for progress!
I’m totally happy that it’s going at the pace it is – it gives me time to think and rethink how I want to decorate down here. I can take my time considering where I will need an outlet, what kinds of light fixtures to wire for, and other details that were much more hurried when we built the rest of the house.
Since posting back in July about our initial thoughts for the bar area, living area, and bathroom that will go in our basement, I’ve had some time to research a little further, shop around, and get my plan together. I have the green light from Page on everything I’ve picked or pinned so far – I have to say, I so appreciate that he trusts me to do my thing down here and with the exception of only one veto, I have his full support!
The “big” things in the room will err more on the side of traditional – I’m surprised even now to write that, since our initial hunch for this spot would be more industrial. I’m trying to bring in elements of that, but more than anything, as I keep coming back to key pieces I like, it’s going to be more eclectic than anything. Above is an inspiration board I made on Olio – some items are the real deal, others are inspiration pieces similar to what I hope to find for this space. Paint color ideas are in there, too, although I’m going to wait to reveal what we chose to go with and where for when I have actual finished photos to share. Although the colors are all different, I’m inspired by rooms like this one, and this one, and this one, and this one. Comfy and casual, but fun and not afraid of some color. I’m trying to channel my inner Jonathan Adler.
So the palette is decided – and no turning back, since this weekend (thanks to the Sherwin Williams sale!) we brought home 12 gallons of paint – trim paint, ceiling paint, drywall primer, and of course, some COLORS for the walls. I’m getting so excited to see this level of the house come together!