The basement makeover is coming along very well. It’s not finished, so you can’t see the whole thing yet…we have to have the dramatic before-and-after. But here’s a mini project I did to get everything started down there.
When we moved in, there was an old metal cabinet. We were going to move it to a different area, but the whole bottom was rusted and it probably would have fallen apart if we tried to move it. So we just left it there and loaded it up. Eventually, we extended the concrete pad it was next to and moved our washer and dryer down there, so the old metal cabinet was in the perfect place to hold my laundry supplies.
Nasty, huh? But I had an idea. I suddenly remembered all those paint cans we were trying to get rid of. When the Hubs saw me go to the garage and bring back paint, he came down to check on me. I think he gets nervous sometimes when he sees me on a mission with a paint can that he doesn’t know about.
Of course, then I had to blurt out, “You’re not even going to recognize this place next time you come down.” Crap. Now I had to think of something amazing to do. But, I’m glad I said that without thinking, because it gave me the idea to break out more paint cans. And it is looking, very, very different down there now.
Anyway, I washed up the cabinet and painted it a pretty minty blue green.
It has cheered up the laundry area so much (compared to what it was) that it’s making me consider painting the washer and dryer too (like this adorableness, minus the polka-dots). If all goes well, we’ll have a big basement reveal for you next week!