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Future Basement Ideas

7 Dec

Adam has been working on our basement for a little while now. So far the framing & electrical is done and we are almost at the drywall stage. For the colour scheme I am thinking Grey, White & Navy. This is clearly going to be Adam’s “Man Cave” since he has worked so hard… But I would like it to transition from the rest of the house still 🙂 We are going to incorporate a variety of Adam’s hockey memorabilia such as his framed draft Jersey (which just of course had the be the Blackhawks with that Bright Red & Black, so not the colour scheme I was thinking about LOL – but that’s okay we will make it work)

There will be the typical Man Cave necessities to make this space as “MANLY” as possible…

  1. Big Screen TV
  2. Hockey Pictures/ Jerseys
  3. Dart Board
  4. Anything that has to do with beer or a some kind of Keg fridge lol

Here is the Basement Inspiration Board I came up with:

We have two older couches downstairs which I will be slip-covering in a beige or off white, so we don’t have to fork out the cash for new ones. Something like below:

I love how in the left hand corner you can see the old sports pictures. I would like to do something like that with two hockey sticks above… We will also be mounting out tv like the one below

LIGHTING: we will be doing pot lights in the drop ceiling however, I love these wall sconces from Restoration Hardware… they give that awesome rustic feel.

Or this light from Home Depot (WAY cheaper) But since we are doing drop ceiling it would have to be on the ceiling above the stairs I think?

Here are some more inspiration pictures for the basement …



Bedroom Reno

13 Nov
My Inspiration for this room, was Beachy meets Pottery barn…. I wanted lots of whites, creams & greys with a touch of blue.
Here was a picture I had found that I used as my inspiration…
The first thing we had to do when re-doing our bedroom, was to re-arrange our bed. We upgraded to a king size bed, and since our room is very big & long, it turned out the room looked more proportionate with the bed as the focal point under the window as soon as you walk in. Instead of it being in that left hand corner facing the bathroom.

<Please excuse the pictures, they are a little blurry because they are from my phone>







Bedding from Pottery Barn…
Armoire – $100 @ City Cottage (that I repainted)
Bedding & Bed Skirt – Pottery Barn
Drapes – Pottery Barn
Lamps – Homesense
Night Stand on the left – Homesense
Night Stand on the right – Hand-me-down that was repainted
Chandelier – Home Depot
Frames – Ikea
Mirror – Hand-me-down that was repainted
Chair – Was my Mom’s…
Items on Dresser – From a beach store while in Florida


Griffy in the middle of the mess! lol
Adam putting up the Wainscotting… We chose the sheets of beadboard
Primed everything…
 Now time for the trim…
We decided to paint the bathroom at the same time…
 Griffy Loves the new bed…♥
Hope everyone had a great weekend!! xox