Garage-Like No Mo

I've got another fun basement makeover project to share with ya'll today. David and I are transforming the space so that it's less garage-like and more homey. And our big project? We finally installed carpet! 


The carpet is from Home Depot and we're loving it. It's the Winterthur pattern from Martha Stewart's new carpet line. It's an adorable diamond pattern with cut pile and small little loops. Affordable and chic, can't beat it. The color, Ash Bark, is a soft neutral tan with slight gray undertones. Unfortunately, it's been pouring down rain and storming here in Georgia, so the pictures I took are a little dark. The color is just fabulous, though, especially with our blue basement walls! If you want more accurate pictures of the color of the carpet, I found a few here on Katie's blog, Bower Power. She also has the same carpet in Ash Bark- great minds think alike ; )


While we don't have a lot of furniture down there now, I set up our new slipcovered sofa and a small table. My parents sweetly gifted us their foosball table, so once we pick that up it will have a nice home in the new basement.



We're also thinking about adding a flatscreen TV into the built-in shelves. There's a space for a (large, old-school) TV on the other side of the built ins, but we think that sectioning off one end of the rectangular room as the "TV area" will leave a lot more room for games, entertaining, etc. on the other side. Just a thought.


Yes, those are leftover pompoms from my friend Beth's baby shower! Too cute to throw away but I'm not sure what to do with them... ie. stick them down in the basement! How much do you love the view of the stairs and my new mirrored hallway decor?!



While we still have a long way to go (the to do list includes: repaint the trim in the room, add more furniture, add a TV, etc), this room has come preeeetty far in the last few weeks! Here's the before, just for proof.


David and I are super happy that this room is now user-friendly. The carpet is so soft and plush, so we are definitely happy with our choice to go with the Martha Stewart carpet. I might have rolled around on it a little bit. Just sayin.


PS. You'll also find me over at Ashley's blog, Lemon & Lavender, today! I'm sharing an adoooorable "Pretty in Pink" mood board- you'll have to pop on over and say hi!

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30 comments:

  1. It looks awesome. Can't wait to see how you finish it.

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  2. wow! i love this! the colors and styles are just perfect!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a $20 gift certificate to Green Apple Paperie if you're interested! They have the most adorable products :)

    xo Ashley

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  3. I love the pattern in this carpet...it makes a HUGE difference in the room too...much more "home-like"!

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  4. Hi, I love the carpet! And in the class that I'm super frustrated with, we're learning about carpet and how it's made. Great description: cut pile and small loops! It looks awesome. And you're adorable as ever (:

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  5. Yep, I love it too!! It looks amazing!

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  6. Love the new carpet and the wall color! You don't even want to see our basement right now!!!

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  7. Lookin' good girl! Have fun at your party this weekend.

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  8. I love the carpet. We need new carpet in our bedroom in the worst way. I'm going to drag the hubby to Home Depot tonight! Did you install it yourself?

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  9. o wow! that looks great. i love the paint color and all the built-in shelves. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  10. yay! what a difference the carpet makes! it looks amazing!

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  11. I'm in love with your carpet too! Whole basement is amazing!

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  12. Gosh your basement is huge!! Loving that pattern on the carpet. Can't wait to see your plans come together. I hope your party goes well this weekend!

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  13. wow! you should be in love. That's gorgeous!!

    I love that paint color! any idea what it is? I need to paint over my pumpkin orange basement.

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  14. It looks great -- and you look too cute! The sofa is great too! Our 15 year old couch has a target slip cover as well!

    happy weekend...have a great party!!!! hope the weather cooperates!

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  15. It's awesome! It must feel like a new fresher space!

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  16. The room looks awesome! I love that wall color and your built-ins (those are amazing). This room is going to be fabulous.

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  17. Such a huge difference. Different space altogether. You are so cute. And that view of the stairs rocks! Happy par-tay!

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  18. Lovely! This is exactly the inspiration that I need as they are literally digging the hole for our bigger basement as I write.

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  19. Wow! What a difference. The carpet looks so great, and just looks like a welcoming space, now. Can't wait to see more. You are just too awesome!

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  20. Holy... what a difference! The Martha stuff at HD is awesome.

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  21. Yay for some cozy carpet! And I love those built ins! Awesome improvements!

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  22. The carpet looks great!! I think it's a great shaped room to have several entertainments going on like you said..games on one side, TV on the other!! and I love the flat screen inside the bookshelf idea!!

    Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend! ;)

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  23. Love looking at your pics as you decorate your house. You're so creative, wish I were. The colors you use are so cool!

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  24. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

    I love this basement makeover! So cute!

    xx

    http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  25. Oh my gosh you are too cute on your new soft carpet! Seriously, that room looks totally different now- in a great way! Happy looong weekend!!

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  26. Here we are a year later - how are the carpets wearing? We are thinking about installing this. Any words of wisdom? TIA!
    Micheline & Peter

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    1. The carpet is holding up great! Even with dog traffic! We love it.

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