Hello my friends! Today is the day my mom and dad married, 49 years ago. I’m so grateful that I lucked out with them for parents! Isn’t my momma a beauty??….and I love my dad’s trademark look in all photos – *smiling on the inside* 🙂
This week marks WEEK FOUR in Linda of Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge. I’m thrilled to be a linking participant in the challenge because it has inspired me to get moving on our basement, which we finished 2.5 years ago and I have yet to decorate!
First off: bear with me during this challenge because a room with almost no natural light is proving to be beyond my photographer’s capabilities. The colors look a bit off and the leather couches look *really* shiny thanks to all the overhead lighting, but hopefully you can get a sense of how this is all coming together.
Now that we’re at week 4, let’s review.
This basement playroom/rec room/kids’ hang out space is basically a big square cut in two by the beam and pillars.
One half is the TV area and the other will eventually house a pool/ping pong table, but for now it serves as a knee hockey arena.
When the basement was finished, I had the walls painted Edgecomb Gray. It’s a really great GREIGE, and I wanted a blank canvas to work with.
My main goal of the ORC is to focus on the TV wall, while keeping in mind furniture that will migrate into this space down the road. Eventually there will be 2 large brown leather couches and two brown rattan chairs in this space.
For the ORC, I want to make the TV wall a gallery wall. Since I need something to offset all that BROWN and beige, I painted just that wall a deep dark charcoal. As you walk down the stairs you can see it….
This door leads to the breakers and water shut off valve (all the other utilities are in the unfinished part of our basement but it would have been a huge headache to move these, so they stayed.) I decided to paint this wall and door, and the jury is still out about this choice. What do you think?
Last week I shared with you a coffee table and end table I painted for the space.
That’s it for now. Check out all the other linkers’ projects over at Calling It Home!