I’m thrilled to get my hands on our basement dining room. It’s been a space that has been long neglected….a dumping ground for all the random things that collect in our house and are no long front and center. It deserves a good ole fashioned makeover. It wasn’t hideous – just neglected. And just like every neglected laundry pile knows….if you don’t do anything about it…eventually it will eat you alive. So I set upon myself to finally tackle it once and for all.
Also I should say….we have only ever dined in this dining room when we were refinishing the floors upstairs. I don’t actually think I even moved the things off the sideboard and it looked exactly like this but with more chairs. Needless to say – I will be putting a lot of these items on Marketplace and hopefully I can offset the cost of buckets of paint this space will need 🙂
In the past I shared the space but I wanted to put all the photos together in one place….so here we go….
The plans I have for the space are fresh, clean and yet still warm. I want to eliminate 90% of the things in the room….basically the only thing I want to keep is the walls. Ha! Fresh paint. New flooring. Storage. Lighting. Art. Here’s the vibe that I was thinking….
Of course the biggest change will be the flooring and the paint. Everything else is just new items (with plenty of DIY!). I hope that the end result is a calm and comfortable space.
I plan on tackling the table and sideboard myself. Hoping my building skills get better overnight. I must admit I may be out of my league here with these lofty dreams but the promise of storage is pretty motivating. Also I have never built a round table before so it feels very exciting. I am an enneagram 7 so new things are my jam….but I get intimidated easily…so who knows….I might chicken out.
Here are the links for the basement dining room plans –
- Paint – Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore
- Dining Table
- picture frames
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