Thursday, February 26, 2015

The other side of our Basement

CABIN FEVER is biting me real hard this winter.
Actually for me it's more like a "BASEMENT FEVER"! ;-)

After I fixed up my Decor Stash Closet in the basement, I turned my attention to the rest of this space.

When I shared with you our Updates on the Basement last summer, 
I did not show you the other side of it.

The other side of this end of the room 

And this is that side....

Chaos everywhere

This is the kids area mostly

This is actually the gaming area.
When I say gaming though, I mean VIDEO GAMES.
You guys know how many game consoles are out there, we luckily only have 2, but the mess it makes is just too much.
Also we have our exercise machines here too. Hence, the difficulty in decorating or organizing such a space.

This is it on a good day BEFORE
And this is this side WAY BEFORE
So last Tuesday, I did a bit of a switcheroo with the rugs.
I moved the blue geometric rug on the other side to this side...

A bit better don't you think?
The brown sofa in front of the TV was the very first one we bought (our 1st ever was a hand-me-down), and it was originally pushed against the wall. I moved it closer to the tv.

I also moved our old electric fireplace and flanked my 2 blue vintage chairs at the back to create more seating. The stationary bike & treadmill can now also get a good view of the TV.

Of course, the mismash of old furniture (yup futon has to stay for now) is still gonna be there, but for now, the space is more tolerable and pleasing to the eye.

Now we have comfy seating for us when we watch the kids play

Because everything is better in baskets
I organized their controls in these 2 baskets that I had.
And hung these beehive wall decor from Nate Berkus for Target to house their Disney Infinity and Skylander game accessories!

I bought these 2 wall decor a year ago on clearance and never found the space to hang these or use these until now.

Discs in place
My husband bought this shelving online and actually got me started into fixing up this area.

Definitely better
The other side
I also spruced up this side of the space by placing our old rug that has been in my closet to here, and added these 2 side tables to hold more of the kids stuff.

I still need to decorate this space more, and I'm excited, will keep you guys posted for sure.

I''m busy planning for my friends Chinese-themed 50th birthday dinner at our home, so hopefully, I can share that with you too soon!

Have a Great Weekend!


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  1. It looks fabulous, how fun that the children have such agreat space to play in. You really made it so inviting.

  2. I am always impressed at all you do!! I can't wait to hear more about the dinner party. Hugs and have a great weekend! xoxo

  3. Your basement is huge Vel!! I love how you have enough space to divide it into different functional areas. The changes you made look great and really give that side some personality!

  4. It's so wonderful that your kids have such a large area to play. I love the changes you made, it looks so organized and inviting!

    P/S: We have the same basketball ring, can you believe it?

  5. That looks great! You should see our playroom and my kids are almost 25 and 26 and I still haven't cleaned it up!!

  6. Love that awesome beehive wall decor and such a smart way to use it! I'm jealous of your fabulous basement - looks great!

  7. What a huge space! I love the two bird pics.

  8. Oh, I love that beehive wall decor! So many possibilities with that one! Looks great!

  9. You are a brave girl showing the "before"! lol! I remember those days. You did a great job organizing (love baskets) and with the rug and furniture arrangement. It's kid-friendly and relaxing for you. Love it all!

    Jane x

  10. The rug actually ties the space nicely. Well done for a very useful area!

  11. How cute, Vel! You did such a great job with this space. Perfect for the kids but also pretty. Not that I'm surprised in the least! Hope you are staying warm!!

  12. Those wall hangings are perfect for the infinity! My son really loves Infinity, great use of those.


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