This has been a really crazy summer for us. I’ve wanted to get a lot of stuff done around the house, and we’ve managed to tackle some stuff, but not everything panned out. We also managed to squeeze in quite a few trips to the beach (A.K.A “down the shore” as the locals like to call it).
And I feel like I’ve been rushing against the clock all summer. The surgery clock.
In a few weeks, I’ll be having surgery to fix my busted vagine. I’ve spent the entire summer burying myself in one project after another. Half of the time having more than one project going on at a time. An idea pops into my brain and I feel compelled to act on it. It’s escapism at its finest. But its been a learning experience, and plan on working on anything I can get my hands on up until my surgery date, as I’ll be down for the count for a good month. Currently I’m working on making my basement into a craft space. This makes me laugh, because never in my life have I ever felt the need to do anything crafty, let alone create an entire space dedicated to such a thing. The progress is slow, but so far, here’s what I’ve accomplished:
This is the before before. The previous owners were really into wallpaper and primitive furniture. Also? Hotel carpeting.
This is what we sort of started out with. When we first moved in, we made it our adult entertainment area, where we could watch TV at loud decibels with surround sound, and eat chinese takeout, and not have to worry about waking up the Mini. We eventually moved the TV into the family room, and the basement basically sat unused, so we turned it into the playroom, where it still sat largely unused.
I decided I had to go all agro on the poorly assembled faux built in that the previous owners had built. It really opened up the space.
Then I decided that my ugly old (but very comfortable) office chair just wasn’t going to fit in with my style. Rather than fork over the money for a new one, I painted it, and recovered it with some more attractive fabric:
There’s still a lot I want to do. Like replace the curtains, build a reading bench, add some lighting, among other ideas. So far it’s a great space, but it just feels like it’s lacking pizazz. Ideas?