There's a little known area of my house that has been getting some attention lately... our basement!
David and I don't have a garage (what used to be our carport is now a gorgeous sunroom), so our basement currently serves as our garage. Think random items (bike racks, tennis rackets, the norm) strewn everywhere. You can see a few pictures of the space on my house tour. While there's an incredible workshop area that covers most of the space, about one-third of the basement is finished and is a completely usable room of the house. It just needs a little bit of work. You know, Ten June style : ) But, because there are only two of us humans around the house, the entire lower level has yet to become a used space and, instead, serves as the daytime home for our pups, Tucker and Maggie.
Long story short, David and I are now (after one year of living in this house!) ready to start making the space ours. With summer on its way, we want our friends and family to be able to feel comfortable in the space, since it's right next to the pool, outdoor patio and backyard. Aaaaanyways, because the basement's current garage-like state doesn't exactly exude comfort, we've decided to start sprucing up the basement so that it will become a comfortable, usable space. Of course, I'll keep you updated as we do so!
I started the basement makeover at the entry of the room: our basement stairwell. The stairwell is open to the hallway on the west side of our house, just past our office and in the same hallway as our guest bedroom and master bedroom.
As you can see, the hallway is beautifully painted and has a kickin' chandelier (both compliments of the previous homeowner), but has little else in the way of decor.
With thoughts of building a bit more dimension and light to the hallway, I decided to add mirrors. Do you remember the Ikea mirrors that I tried above my fireplace in my living room? I didn't love them above my fireplace, but I thought it was time to give them another try elsewhere in the house.
Add a coat or two of primer, white spray paint and a couple of Command strips and... boom! The hallway decor is born.
I'm thinking it looks great! What do you think? It definitely livens up the hallway and creates a more fun, welcoming entry into our basement. I love it! In fact, I wouldn't mind adding a few more rows of mirrors to the set. Bigger is better, right? It's definitely a good start to our basement makeover!
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