OOOhhh, yeah…I can tell you all about basements that become dumping grounds! 🙂 I’ve got one of those! (Don’t we all?? I mean, really….. Unless, of course, you live in Texas or some other place without basements). Anyhow, I digress.
Cathy joined my 30-Day August Upgrade Challenge because she wanted to surprise her husband with a clean and tidy space, and to create another living area for her family.
Here’s what her basement looked like!
This looks like a clean, well-organized space now!
Here’s what Cathy had to say about her makeover:
In Cathy’s Own Words
“Our basement was our dumping ground where things went to die. We have baby #2 due Nov. 2 and we talked about setting up this space, so that when winter arrives, we have a place for our toddler son to play as well as a second living space. My husband was away for a weekend, so my friend came over and we set up the basement to surprise him! This was three weeks in the making and the weekend set-up went perfectly. Although, because I was 30 weeks pregnant at the time, I was already fatigued. I timed it with a gallbladder attack the night before the big project was to launch. I used the project as a way to keep my mind off the gallbladder attacks and instead have something positive to think about. The hard work paid off – my husband was surprised and loves the office area for himself as well as having another living space for our home.”~Cathy
Wow, I love the black and white floor mat tiles! Very cute!
I’m sure her hubby couldn’t work very well in this space:
But now, clean and tidy, he’s got to be 100% more productive!
This makes me want to make over my basement! In fact, I started it eons ago, but I guess without a room challenge to hold me accountable, it fell by the wayside…..SIGH….one day….I promise.
Think you want to make over a room in your house? Join us for the next 30-Day Room Challenge here!
In the meantime, checkout all the other 30-Day August Upgrade Room Challenge “BEFORE” and “AFTER” pics HERE! 🙂