I took these pictures of the basement last weekend. These are the *FUN* areas of the house. Instead of using the suspended garages for storage, we decided to turn the basement into a family-friendly playground.
If you have ever checked out my House for Sale blog, you probably saw the mural we have painted in our basement. That is one thing I was really going to miss when we moved. My husband promised me we could have the same artist come back and do it again for us in this new house. Well, when we called him, he told us that he now does 3-dimensional murals!!! WooHOOO! We decided to go for it. We had him do the same Snow White inspired mural, but with a 3-D cottage. He made the cutest little door, real working shutters and a real thatched straw roof. (Hey! No huffing and puffing down there!!!) He's still working on painting the forest. It's coming together so cute and the kids just adore playing in there. :D
Across the hall from the cottage, we ended up with a "random" room. No windows, and the far-end of the room does a funky, bump-in. We decided to make it a play room for the kids.
Why the raised wood floor? Well, we decided to turn it into a Stage! :D The closet on the left is for toys/dress-ups/props, etc. On the right hand wall we will mount mirrors for the girls to dance in. Along the back I want to have our mural artist eventually come back and paint something. ??? Not sure what yet. But I have awhile to ponder that one. Maybe just more trees and scenery. Across the top I want to put a scrolly valance and hang velvet curtains behind it that open and close with a pully. It should be fun!
Here is a shot looking back at the door so you can see the track lights with all the colors. :D We put three different rows so the kids can switch the different colors on/off creating different "moods." Should be fun!
Down the hall from the cottage and across from the Family Room is a window that looks down on "Kevin's Room". Remember that big hole we dug at the beginning of all this? Well, this is what it turned into.
I have my Scrap Room, . . . Kevin has this room. With three daughters, I have a feeling that many-a-boyfriend will be hanging out down there with my husband and son in the years to come. LOL!
To the right of the window and at the end of the hall our mural artist is creating a Ticket Booth for us. A Ticket Booth? To What????
(Looking back towards the cottage/family room)
To the Theater. :D :D :D Popcorn, anyone?
So, that's the Basement! Now onto the winner of the BackPorch Memories Stamp Set!
And the winner is . . .
Those are some really cute sets!It's so fun to come to your blog for inspirations!
September 29, 2008 10:37 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WOOHOOOOOOO! :D :D :D
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and the set of stamps that you would like. (month/description to verify would be great!) And I will have Paula get those right out to you!
Thanks again, to all of you for reading my little ol' blog! It's so nice to have you visit me on my little corner of the web-world and I hope that we can continue to get to know each other! ((((HUGS!)))) to you all! :D :D :D
Have a great day!