Although the basement was technically "finished" when we bought the house, it was in pretty sad shape - linoleum tile floors, zero insulation, surface-mounted electrical outlets and switches, water stained walls, etc.
This was our basement, before:
Here it was, during:
And, here it is after:
|Chair and ottoman are vintage Oberman (Craigslist); floor lamp is from Target; green chest is vintage Broyhill (estate sale); AINA curtains, shades and curtain rods are IKEA; silver tray is West Elm; vase is Kate Spade (with silver spray-painted branches); elephant is another estate sale find (blogged about here).|
|Orson sectional sleeper sofa is Room & Board; zebra print from IKEA (blogged about here); buddha head from Home Goods; side tables are vintage estate sale purchases; ming benches (Craigslist) were painted white and recovered in chevron fabric (blogged about here); elephant plate from World Market (blogged about here); white lamp is from Old Lucketts Store; yellow AINA pillow covers from IKEA; other pillows made by me (Waverly cross section and small talk); throw blanket by Marlo Lorenz via One Kings Lane.|
|Paint color is BM shoreline.|
|White media console is from CB2's go-cart collection.|
|Light fixtures are Mulberry flushmount by 2Thousand Degrees.|
|The drumset in the back is the newest addition to the room - also a Craigslist purchase!|
And, just to keep it real... this is what the room looks like right now:
This was a big investment for us, but we are really happy to have the extra space - especially because it allows our family and friends to stay with us (comfortably) when they visit. Hope you enjoyed the tour!