Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Basement Updates

I'm sure most of you are like ours.
The Basement becomes the home of old furnitures and other knick-knacks in the house that it's rarely featured on blogs.

Our is no exception. Other than the Movie Theater area (we D-I-Yed our movie screen HERE), Painting the walls and Changing the floors, it pretty much remained the same.

I did however added this...

Our counter-height table and chairs
This was what we had BEFORE

Yup, plastic table wasn't cutting it for us
I actually changed this over a year ago but just I haven't shared it to you all ;-)

I got the wooden dining set from a Resale store for less than $200 and I added the 2 upholstered chairs from World Market. The picture of Chicago is from IKEA which I recently purchased.

Great view from here too
I had to have counter-height table and chairs because as you can see, part of our theater area is elevated so we needed taller chairs for sure to accommodate more people if needed ( great for big games and all).

Finally hung these too!

Check out that thing on the right....
We finally hung our favorite movie posters on the wall ( this will needs some tweaking since my oldest son is currently so into Stanley Kubrick and insists we change "TITANIC" to "2001 Space Odyssey"!), and that big "spaceship-like" chair on the right was my Christmas gift to my hubs...

Osaki 4000-T Massage chair

This massage chair was truly worth the money I think. It doesn't look great, but man, we can sit on it for a looong time and feel so relaxed and refreshed afterwards. If you want to know more about it just let me know. ;-)

Concession stand
We also got a Candy Grabbing machine as a gift from a friend last Christmas and it was added to our concession stand.

Not much change
Like I said, the basement is our cast-offs home too. So the leather sofa bed sectional sits here as well as other occasional chairs are here

My Moroccan table still has to make an appearance above ground ;-)

It's suits well here since it can provide extra-seating for watching on the big screen.

We still have our gaming & exercise area across the sectional - it's too chaotic to show just yet.

That Gallery wall needs major tweaking too 

There you have it, our basement updates. We actually use this room often since we love movies and it's always nice and cool down here. I need to do a lot of tweaking as I mentioned, and hopefully, I can and I will soon. We'll see.. ;-)

Have a Nice day!


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  1. Hi Vel! Oh, my! Your basement looks wonderful - every area of it! You have the most beautiful home and I'm sure your family enjoys the theater part very much. Hope you're feeling well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. This looks like it would be a favorite family hang out. Love it.

  3. You have a wonderful basement! I love all the seating. It looks like the perfect place for family movie night. :)

  4. What a fun space!! You've thought of everything and with that massage chair...well, why go upstairs? We have a media room but I neglect it because it's not my thing. You make me want to go decorate that space. :)

  5. I love the upholstered chairs that you added to the table. Great idea to use counter height to see over the theater seats. I also love that space ship chair! I know that it is comfy!! Its like having a personal masseuse and I bet you are using it now with the pregnancy!

  6. I think it is fantastic! What a great family hangout - and oh that chair, it's calling my name - love to get comfy. Jane

  7. Beautiful and a very functional basement, Vel. Love your home theater....Christine

  8. Oh my goodness, it's like an apartment, even too big for Manhattan! I love it dear Vel, it has so many possibilities to do so much and I love it that you have a movie area, also the massage chair sounds awesome, as the new table for the dining area is. The sectional is great too.
    Now I'm sure you're busy with baby's room. I just noticed I'm not in your fave blogs list, lol...just joking!

  9. Your basement is huge! I love all that space you have for entertaining. I bet your family loves hanging out down there.

  10. Your basement looks like a very nice place to relax and watch a great movie!

  11. It is absolutely perfect, vel! What a super great space for family time. Love it!

  12. Vel

    This looks like such a fun place to hang out!!

  13. What a great space, Vel! You did a super job. I love the high table! :)

  14. You have a really great space down here!! I love that you have a concession stand; that is so fun!!

  15. I'm so have a basement!!!!!!! What a great use of space! It looks like a fun place to hang out with the family! And what a deal you scored on the dining set!!!

  16. Wow Vel! What a space!! We had a bar height table that we really loved, but got rid of it because it was too high for our Tripp Trap high chair:)

  17. What a great space you have down there! so many possibilities, I'm jealous! One of the things we gave up when moving into this house was our huge basement. We had built one room in it, and were planning to put in a full bathroom, family room, gym and office. I miss that.

  18. Well, you might call it a basement, but I say it's a "PARTY" waiting to happen! What a wonderful space! Those are such cute movie prints you have above the concession bar......hmmm.....I'll have a Twix, please!

  19. Love your basement! It looks like the perfect family hanging out spot.

  20. Such a great place for movies and games! Can I come over?



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