Remember when I told you I was going to be working on our basement bedroom?
Remember how I didn’t even bother to show you the before photos?
Well, it happened.
I was a bad friend. It’s like I invited you over & then didn’t feed you. And that’s a cardinal sin for an Italian. Basically I could burn for that one.
So to remedy the situation, I thought it was high time to get you up to speed on the basement bedroom. Let’s get started. The door to the room is at the bottom of our basement stairs. And when you enter, you are immediately greeted with a blank wall…behind which is the closet.
But if you turn the corner just inside the doorway, you can see the rest of the room. It has one window (which combined with the closet makes it technically a bedroom to be counted on any future appraisals) and a rug on the bed.
The rug is on the bed because…well…I don’t know why. Such is life. Things happen & nobody knows why.
Earthquakes, tsunamis, why Nick Cannon & Mariah Carey are really married….those are life mysteries.
But the rug is there. And the bed is in the corner.
The furniture belongs to Jeremy’s brother.
Which brings me to my next point….Jeremy’s brother. We actually tackled the basement back in July because my boyfriend’s brother was attempting to save money and was moving in with us. Then he got a new job. A better job. And this new, better job was kinda far away from our house. So his stuff stayed here…and Torrey stayed with friends. It was actually a blessing in disguise. I was worried that living with a brother-in-law in the house would be awkward. I mean, Torrey would hear our raucous lovemaking. And I am sure Jeremy doesn’t want his little bro to hear him scream like a girl.
The real reason that it worked out for the best was because I got totally knocked up and we probably wouldn’t have spent the money on finishing the basement if we knew that a baby was on it’s way. But we did. And it’s finished. And that’s good.
So as Torrey stays with friends, his stuff still remains with us. So we asked if it would be okay to put it in storage for now and finally tackle decorating this space.
He was cool with that.
He’s cool with most things.
Who is going bonkers over the lack of a closet door.
And who is going batty over this rug issue right now.
So you might be wondering what furniture we have to put in the basement bedroom.
It’s very nice that you asked.
What will be placed in the basement bedroom is the fabuliciousness that was in our master bedroom before we bought the Canopy furniture. See that tallboy in the corner?
And here’s the matching dresser – in a VERY old photo of our master bedroom (way back before we painted!). My mom said the wood is curly maple…which they don’t make a lot of furniture out of anymore because of the cost. In order to get curly maple furniture, the carpenter has to purchase it raw from a wood dealer. This was actually the furniture that I had in my bedroom growing up…which is probably why I love it so much. Plus ‘curly maple’ sounds like a special kind of syrup…and well folks, I am pregnant…and liquid sugar is a pregnant girl’s George Clooney.
I also think I might try to work in the two chairs that were in the office. Since the office is transitioning to the nursery, these chairs need a new home.
So there you have it. The lowdown on the before photos of our basement bedroom. Hopefully soon I will have some splendid after pics to share. But for now…let’s talk about something interesting. How bout stuff in your house that is out of place? Like rugs on beds? Or how clothes and towels ALWAYS end up on the floor? Or how hubbies put the tupperware in the cup cabinet? Or perhaps how you found a toy in the VCR? Doesn’t it just drive you bonkers? Or maybe you don’t suffer from these things. maybe your life is one of life’s mysteries. and maybe I am just insanely jealous.