Thursday, November 12, 2015

~one room challenge reveal~


It's been 6 weeks and I am proud to say that our basement is DONE! 
I was thrilled to link up to this challenge, and 
I hope you like it as much as I do.
It's a pretty utilitarian room, but I also tried to add some pretty things.
It's a room that I can pull my car up to, unload groceries, & kids can drop their backpacks off.
It's also a room that all of our sports equipment can get stored, nicely and neatly so when we need to pack we don't need to search in 12 different places to find our stuff.
Welcome to our home!
At the entrance I potted some plants and hung a couple signs by Between You And Me Signs
{read this post all the way to the end and you could win one!}
I added a couple exterior rugs to wipe feet and a boot/shoe tray.


Just cleaning the windows on the french doors did a lot!
All our bikes are stored here as well, under cover.


Come on in!
Just to the left when you walk in is a huge empty area under the stairs.
I thought it would be a perfect area for the dogs to hang if we have company and don't want them underfoot or eating off our plates.
Keeping it real here!

So, I had my neighbor weld a gate and then my husband sprayed it with car paint.

Let's look at the before first:


After planking and painting the walls, I put down our Hedgehouse USA throwbed for them.
{spoiled dogs!}
I framed a vintage flashcard and added their silhouettes for a fun touch.
Their leashes hang on the side of the new cubbies, which also hold tennis balls and dog treats.
I designed the gate to mimic the checks in the curtains and then, like I said, my neighbor welded it out of steel.
The holes are up to code so I feel safe leaving my babies in there for a short period of time.



Just to the right of the dog area is a set of cubbies that hold the kids' trophies, things we'd need for a road trip, scarves, blankets, and some smaller sports gear.





I mentioned a little surprise element in the room earlier.
Here it is!
This is a old ski lift chair that came out of Lake Tahoe!
My husband got it years ago when they were remodeling and it has been in storage ever since.
He cleaned it up and sprayed it with the same black car paint he used on the dog gate.
He welded a pole for it to mount from the floor to the ceiling.
My mom made the check pillow and I added a cozy wool blanket.
The poster behind it is of the families favorite ski resort.
I had it made from Mapiful.






Just across from this is a wall of cabinets for storage.

Here is the before:


And the after.


8 wooden shelf brackets from Home Depot hold our skis and snowboards perfectly.


Before:


After:




Moving onto the back portion of the room:
Before:


After:
The fishing pole holder is from Cabelas.




Before:
{french drain in the floor if you are wondering}

 

After:
Reading nook in the back and more storage on the left.
To the right is a big walk in closet with tons of shelving and bags full of more sports equipment.


The rug is from Wayfair.
The deer hooks are from TJ Maxx and I spray painted them yellow.
The fox and bear pillow from here.
Black and white pillows are Ikea.
Kilim pillows from here.
Cushion cover from here.
Similar fabric here.
I made the art and the lights were gifted from a friend.






Back with the reading nook is more storage.




And the stairwell leading up to the upstairs got a new light and some framed prints out of a book from the Olympics circa 1950's from Haystack Home in Kirkland Washington.



Ceiling light from Lamps Plus.




That was a lot to look at, so I have a little surprise for YOU!
Head on over to Between You And Me Signs on etsy, and pick out your favorite one.
Come back here and leave me a comment telling me which one you love AND what your favorite part of my One Room Challenge is.
You will then be entered to win one of their signs of your choice!
{US only please}
I will pick a winner one week from today and announce back here on my blog!


I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo




253 comments:

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Vanessa@Decor Happy said...

Beautiful Melanie! Love everything about this! The storage, the fabrics, the ski lift chair. Amazing!

Lynette Cox said...

I think your reading nook is lovely. I love the wood wall and all the cozy pillows. My favorite sign is the Love Grows Best In Little Houses sign. So sweet.

Anonymous said...

The room is amazing. I love all of it but I especially love the reading nook.

My favorite sign is "The Weary World Rejoices"

Thanks so much,

Margaret S

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful mudroom, my favorite part about this room is the dog area with the dog gate! What a wonderful idea!

My favorite sign from Between You And Me signs is the "I Cross my Heart" George Strait lyrics sign, I have had my eye on this sign for a while now. It would be the perfect anniversary gift!

Stephanie H.
Srodri2748@aol.com

Candice said...

I love the Strong and Courageous sign with the verse from Deuteronomy. As for your makeover it's hard to pick ONE favorite thing....I LOVE that you made it customized to your family- (pretty) storage for your skis and an old ski lift chair, a comfy place for your pup to take a break from company... I guess if I have to pick ONE favorite thing it would be your reading nook. It looks so cozy and comfortable, I want to curl up with a book for a long afternoon! Beautiful job!

Candice said...

I love the Strong and Courageous sign with the verse from Deuteronomy. As for your makeover it's hard to pick ONE favorite thing....I LOVE that you made it customized to your family- (pretty) storage for your skis and an old ski lift chair, a comfy place for your pup to take a break from company... I guess if I have to pick ONE favorite thing it would be your reading nook. It looks so cozy and comfortable, I want to curl up with a book for a long afternoon! Beautiful job!

Anonymous said...

Everything is do lovely and falls so perfectly in your incredible style. I do love the Go Outside (with 5 outdoor loving boys) and that ski lift chair so unexpected, just that element to elevate the space even more.

I'd love any of their Christmas signs, having been wishing for one, and the Mother Theresa quote is special to our family too.

Blessings! Michelle

Amanda Carter said...

This is so creative! I love the walls and the addition of "Go Outside"...I would never have thought of that. I think the ski lift chair is the most unique, but my favorite is the cozy reading nook. My kids would just adore that area-especially during the winter months. I've really enjoyed all of your posts and have always been a fan of Between Me and You Signs...I have several saved as favorites. I would love to display the It is Well with my Soul sign...it is so whymsy and I strive to have this outlook every single day. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the design and function of the room! My favorite part is that it's fun to look at! The contrast of the barn wood and the white planks with pops of color and pattern works perfectly with the rest of the home and location.You definitely achieved making this space work for your family in a practical way, but it's beautifully organized and styled to inspire adventure!

I would love to have the "Show Me The Right Path" sign it is the cry of my heart in these times we live in and to have it as a reminder for our children to see everyday that this is where our help comes from.

April E. D.

tkyes said...

The basement turned out great! I think I love the "go outside" the most! And those plaid curtains! Swoon!

My favorite sign is the bathroom one "wash, brush, floss..." It's hard to find fun bathroom decor that isn't too babyish.

Ricki said...

Love all about your basement, but especially the reading nook!
My favorite sign is " the weary world rejoices". I would put it by my front door so all can enjoy and " rejoice"!

Leslie B said...

Wow, love everything! Hard to pick just one sign, but really like the Spirit Lead Me sign

Leslie B said...

Wow, love everything! Hard to pick just one sign, but really like the Spirit Lead Me sign

JuliaW said...

I love, love, love, their large O Holy Night sign! The lyrics to that song always give me goosebumps, and it would be incredible to have that reminder all throughout the season (and I might just keep it up all year!) As for your basement, wow! Such great ideas for a really functional space. I'm smitten with that ski lift chair. I bet no-one else will have anything like that in their basement! Great job on the whole space.
JuliaW

Kim Gartner said...
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Kim Gartner said...

Our family could really use a space like this! I think it's absolutely fantastic! My favorite part of the room is the area you created for the dogs. Love the framed flashcard and silhouettes, the comfy bed, and the custom windowpane gate! I also want to say thanks for introducing me to Mapiful. Very cool! My favorite sign from Between Me And You is the "Strong and Courageous" - although it was very hard to chose a favorite! I would love to hang this in the small hallway between my two boys' rooms as it would be a great reminder for them each day as they pass by :)

OnChestnutRidge said...

How to choose my favorite about your basement? I have already found the map of the lake I live on (Mapiful) and am ready to purchase - so that must be my favorite! I really love everything ... the doggie gate, the lockers, the reading nook, the buffalo check and lights. You have outdone yourself and I hope you enjoy it every single time you walk inside! My favorite Between You and Me sign at the moment is "You are fearfully and wonderfully made". Thank you for the opportunity!
Jamie
jldharris@gmail.com

Aleshia said...

I love your reading nook. I'm a sucker for wood planked walls!

My favorite sign is the love grows best sign

Anne said...

I love all the black and white buffalo check fabric, your ski chair and your reading nook. It was hard to narrow my choices down to just three!

I like the "Laundry" sign.

hollytrippeventdesign said...

I like the Whole Heart script sign. And my favorite part of your room is the ski lift chair. So fun and unique!

Judy Barber said...

I love the reading nook!!! Especially the great multi-use of the bookshelves. My favorite sign is the "You are my sunshine...." one. Great job as always, Melaine!

oopsy daisy said...

Melanie, as always you do not disappoint! SO good! So, so good!!! I lovvvvvve the doggy lounge and the ski lift chair is equally amazing!

My fave sign is the "you belong among the wildflowers"! So appropriate, since I love to garden and run my own garden center and gift store!

Love your style! Always have!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

what a clever space!! I love it...those ski left chairs are amazing. You are so creative! and I love the white and black checkered fabric choice. Love it!! Congrats!

Debra Rodondi said...
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Debra Rodondi said...

Every inch of your basement is perfect! It was hard to pick just one thing - so my two favorite things were the olympic pictures and the cozy doggy kennel.

My favorite sign "In this Home Family Rules Sign"

Anonymous said...

Every inch of your basement is perfect! It was hard to pick just one thing - so my two favorite things were the olympic pictures and the cozy doggy kennel.

My favorite sign "In this Home Family Rules Sign"

Debra
Missoula, Montana

Debra said...

Amazing make over, Melanie! Love a lot of aspects of the makeover...the dog area, the planked walls, the ski chair lift! My favorites would have to be the ski chair lift! And I love Between You and Me signs and it's hard to pick a favorite. I really love the Love Grows Best sign because we live in a small house (1600 sq ft). I'm also wanting a custom sign with the quote "what if I fail...oh my darling, what if you fly" for my daughters room.

Thanks!
Debra

Erin @ The Organized Life said...

Your basement is INCREDIBLE!!! I cannot believe it's the same space as the before pictures! You did an absolutely amazing job!!!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

what a clever space!! I love it...those ski left chairs are amazing. You are so creative! and I love the white and black checkered fabric choice. Love it!! Congrats!

Lou Ann said...

Love your room! Lots of work, but what a transformation!
One of my favorite signs in the shop is Grateful and Sincere Hearts or the Monogram
I'll take either or both! :)
Thanks!

Lisa said...

My favorite sign is "The Weary World Rejoices" (beautiful AND poignant) and my fave part of your ORC redo is the huge map on the wall... so cute!

Kim said...

As difficult as it is to pick just one, I would have to pick the new space you created for your pups. I have two Golden Retrievers and have been trying to think of a spot that can be just their own. I love the silhouettes of your pups and would love to incorporate them as well. I love Between you and Me! I have been eyeing the "Wonderful World" sign for quite some time.I hinted at it for Christmas but would love any of their signs. Thanks for hosting the contest. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Kim

karen said...

Beautiful basement! I was excited to see the finish product! I love the "Start your day with a thankful heart" sign. So much can be said from such a simple statement! Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

I love your photo wall, it looks great! I have many favorite signs, but I do love the simple "love' sign!

Warm Regards,
Gina

Larissa Theige said...

There's so much to look at and enjoy, but I would have to say may favorite part of the makeover is a toss-up between the dog crate or the ski lift chair. While my husband doesn't ski (he calls it "falling down"), I love skiing with my folks and sister. One of my favorite memories is while at Steven's Pass with my dad, actually. Even though he's an expert skier, we ended up falling down on the opposite sides of a run. It was so funny to look over to see each other getting up. (I like to have connection to the items I (would) decorate with.)

I'd be happy to own any number of signs by Between You and Me, but the one I'd probably choose to purchase next is the "Happiest Girls Are the Prettiest." My two girls share a room, and it so hard to find signs that reflect more than one girl in a space. Love this one! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Have a good one!

Sam said...

What a great job you did. I love the shiplap and the buffalo check. Thanks for introducing me to that etsy shop! If I had to pick one, the "these are the days to remember" sign really stuck out to me. Love it!

Cathy said...

Love the nooks and crannies of your makeover...the reading nook and the dog nook! Super job! Great sign shop as well, "His Steadfast Love" is a lovely daily reminder.

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SHERRY HART said...

Holy makeover! I don't know where to start....this is an incredible makeover! Of course all of the black and white....the planking...the art....what is not to love. You must be thrilled after all of this hard work. Take a bow because you deserve it!

Sharon said...

Love your basement! I love the sign It Is Well With My Soul

thanks for the chance to win!!!

Kathy said...

Wow, you have managed to do it again, blow me away, so many unique ideas and things you have done, I am just in awe by that creative style of yours. Bravo!!! I love the Sunshine sign, my Grandpa always sung that to me, he was my favorite, so I sing it to my Grands :)

Karen said...

You're a shoe in to win this thing!!! This is an amazing transformation! Absolutely love the wall with the skis and snowboards and also the dog kennel and the reading nook. Everything is adorable! Oh and the ski lift - genius! I love all of Between You and Me signs but would like to have the Fear Not sign. Thanks.

Ruth Lutz said...

What an AMAZING transformation! Everything flows so well and your utilization of every inch of space is delightful! I am totally in love with the ski lift chair - hands down, my favorite moment in the space! My favorite sign is, It is well with my soul. Thanks for all the ways your blog inspires me to be creative in my own home!
Warm regards,
Ruth L

wendy panozzo said...

Hi. I just love your basement! Can you tell me where you got the wood shelf that holds the glass jugs and the love sign? I must have one!

Melaine Thompson said...

That photo belongs to between you and me

Amy said...

I love the ski lift chair!!! Oh Holy Night in the black background is my favorite!

Holly hcbinteriors said...

Just now finishing up the ORC participants. Your basement looks great! Love all the personal touches you added

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