Monday, March 20, 2017

The Basement Makeover Plan

Mood Board for the Basement 

When we bought our home two years ago, I knew I wasn't going to be able to re-do everything right away. Of course, the kitchen and bathrooms will eventually get a complete makeover, but for now they work for our family and are aesthetically pleasing.

Meanwhile, I can't stand my basement anymore, and I LOVE the challenge of completely transforming a space on a budget. I usually start with some inspiration.

My Basement Makeover
This the the front of one of HGTV's paint pamphlets. I love the colors.
Here is the final picks for paint color and flooring. I knew that I wanted mostly white and then the Olympus white brings in a little blue/gray that I think will add softness and tranquility to the whole room. I am planning to paint only one wall the Olympus gray as an accent.

My Basement Makeover Plan
Snowbound and Olympus White with a rustic laminate wood flooring. I am going for a modern farmhouse look.

Here are a few pictures that will inspire the space.

My Basement Makeover Plan
This is an Instagram photo from Joanna Gaines'. I found it through Pinterest. This is not my image, just inspiration. 

My Basement Makeover Plan

Cody has already agreed to make me some built-in looking shelves for storage and a coffee table like the one pictured above. I'm grateful to have a husband that knows how to work with wood and metal. It sure does help me make my design goals easier to achieve. 

I have decided to save the "before" picture until the after is complete. You can guess where I will be in my spare the basement painting. =) 

I hope you have a beautiful day!


Lucy Jo


  1. I love your inspiration pictures

  2. Thanks Connie! Progress is slow, but I am excited. I hope you are doing well.


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