Basement Re-fresh: Part ONE (and a half)

Welcome to Basement Re-fresh (Part one & a half). Why the “and a half” you ask? Progress so far has consisted of baby steps. With any project, breaking the task into smaller steps makes it much less intimidating . When we do this, we start seeing change (maybe a little faster!), which in turn, motivates us to continue all the way to completion.

To appreciate changes even smaller steps can bring, see last week’s first post in the Basement Re-fresh series, here: Basement Re-fresh Part ONE

And now, for this week’s updates……

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The details of the shelving are a work in progress, but at least now all the “little” stuff has a home, andLuke, has easier access to his beloved Legos

The details of the shelving are a work in progress, but at least now all the “little” stuff has a home, andLuke, has easier access to his beloved Legos

Here is that same wall BEFORE:

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See? Simple steps, big change. Did this take a long time? No! Did procrastinating take longer than the actual activity of organizing this area? Yes. Why do I do that? Lol.

Next, the corner area to the left of this cube shelving was cleaned, and a rug was added. To my pleasant surprise, we were able to use a rug we already had. The rug has been in our garage the last several months after that eight hour torrential down pour we had in fall. After that the rug STUNK so bad, that we decided it was not able to be saved. We took it to our garage, and it has remained there since, UNTIL I discovered last week that it is completely fine; no bad smell at all. And dry too. Huge victory!

Needless to say, the story has a happy ending….and the rug now belongs in this corner….

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Here is this same space BEFORE:

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Simply by getting rid of “stuff” and de-cluttering this nook, the space opens up to many possibilities, which will bring us to PART TWO of the Basement Re-fresh:

Building a DIY corner desk!

Once the desk is built, then we can address those walls. I picture a large bulletin board, maybe some additional pictures, calendar, etc. It will be a nice work (and play) space for the kids, and us.

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The space to the left of the curtains is where I store “things” for Novo Decor, mostly home decor and accessories. The curtains may or may not remain open like in the picture. I like the added touch the curtains provide by bringing in some pattern, and texture.

Next Up: Basement Re-fresh PART TWO

And that concludes Basement Re-fresh: Part One (and a half!). I hope you continue to tune in to Part TWO…and the remainder of our basement re-fresh endeavor!

And remember, small steps can result in big change! Let’s get it done in 2019!

Kate