Thursday, April 14, 2011

On to the fun part.

The work is complete on our basement, and now we get to move on to the decorating. Hooray! We already own most of the furniture that will go in the new spaces, so it should be a pretty quick transition. Our decorating plan involves making this a functional family space. We plan to bring in lots of color, and to bounce the light around with a strategically placed mirror. I think on my next basement post I'll do a fun before, during, and after set of photos. For now, here's how we look with paint and carpet!
Come in to the office... I know the light is terrible. We've had several dreary days in a row so this is as good as this little room could get.
Let's head back out into the family room...
If you look carefully you can still spot some painter's tape from our touch-ups. More importantly you can see our pretty wood counter top and floating shelves.
The fireplace turned out exactly as we'd hoped, which is lucky considering no one would give us a guarantee that it could be painted. All it took was some Gripper primer and two coats of paint. For those of you that are curious, here is the paint color breakdown:

trim: Behr Ultra Pure White in semi-gloss
walls/ceiling: Behr Dolphin Fin at 25% solution in eggshell
fireplace: Behr Trail Print in satin


Max Barrus said...

I really like it! Looks very nice and inviting... cool fireplace too!

Rach said...

oh my gosh. amazing. beautiful job. i am very excited for the decorating.

Chalice said...

Did you just use a roller on the lava rock?

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