Our Big Basement Surprise

We’ve been holding out on this one for a while. But, many of you probably already caught on (and maybe that’s why you’re here in the first place). Our basement has recently undergone a HUGE change, thanks to one of our favorite blogs, Apartment Therapy and Valspar paint!

Back in May, we submitted our huge, outdated basement bar area for a room redo to Apartment Therapy, and lo and behold, we got picked! I guess the intrigue of redoing such a huge room with lots of interesting elements proved just the ticket. Well, all the work’s done, and the place has been spiffed up and photographed for a big reveal this week over at Apartment Therapy. First, take a look at our basement before the big change:

See? Told you it was bad. With a lot of paint, a lot of scrubbing and some great new finds brought in by Apartment Therapy, our room underwent a huge change. Check out the after shots:

Check out more at Apartment Therapy right here.

Amazing, right? While the striped pattern and bright orange colors are definitely not something we would have come up with on our own, it sort of works. Granted, the bright stripes behind the bar are a little much, but it’s definitely an upgrade. And the couch (incredibly comfortable) and furniture are such cool finds.

A big difference from the rest of our house, with much more subdued colors and furniture, but the basement bar is supposed to be fun. We’re excited for our first big party here soon. Who’s in?



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9 responses to “Our Big Basement Surprise

  1. beth nielsen

    holy.crap. i would never believe that’s the same space! It looks incredible!

  2. thosewinklers

    We are SO coming to visit next time we are in the U.S. Yeah, that was us inviting ourselves over. 🙂

    And of course, it would be more to see you than just all the cool stuff that have happened to that house.

  3. tina

    wow! i LOVE it! absolutely love it. fantastic. that is terrific. and i love the photo of you in it! congratulations! i’m really happy for the two of you and your home!

  4. grace

    This is awesome! What a great way to treat the old paneling. I’m jealous of the tile around your support posts… I still don’t know what to do with mine. I really hope you guys didn’t get water in the basement after the horrific amounts of rain we’ve gotten recently.

    • Thanks, grace. And no, luckily, we haven’t seen water in there terribly yet. We’re taking precautions, though. I fixed the gutters where there was leaking, we just had tuckpointing done around the retaining wall, and we’re getting all our drains plugged so as to allow water out but not in. Hopefully this will keep things dry!

  5. @beth – Right? It’s really different!

    @winklers – come anytime!

    @tina – thanks, tina. You’re so close, we need to have you out to celebrate.

  6. misst

    ZOW! That’s one HUG transformation. Pure beauty. Found you through Manhattan Nest. Will be checking back to see more.

  7. runyanthree

    um…that turned out really cool. I can’t wait to see it in person and hear the …details. 🙂 What are you doing Labor Day?

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