As usual in our house, a small project turns into a big one, then a huge one. We were going to simplify and organize our junk in the basement…now we’re water-proofing and pouring concrete (among many other things). Because of all the extra work we’re doing, we’re not even close to finished yet, but we can show you another one of our simple projects that has made a really big difference.
Remember last year when we fixed up our basement door? Well, the other side still looked like this:
Adding a light to the hallway was the first thing we did in this simplify-the-basement project. Then we worked on that ugly wall. It’s kind of important for this area to not be hideous, because when we have the heat on in the house, we need to keep the basement door open, and the basement door is in the dining room.
We had purchased some faux brick panels and painted them white for another project, but we didn’t end up using them.
So we used them to cover the ugly basement wall.
Before and after: