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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday: Bonus Room... the BASEMENT

This week at Kelly's Korner it's "Show Us Where You Live Friday-Bonus Room".... like usual, I'm a few days late. I missed bathrooms last weekend because I was out of town, but my bathrooms are not that exciting so you really didn't miss anything. The FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT is our multi-functional BONUS ROOM. It is divided into 4 areas: play area, craft area, theater area, and storage room with lots of bins, boxes, Snoop & Uno's cat food tray and liter boxes [I will not be showing the storage area because it is ughh awful!]. Who knew a BASEMENT could serve so many purposes and we spend time in it almost every day! (someone has to feed the cats!) Oh Yeah, I can't forget to mention (just in case he's reading) that this basement was finished by my handy Hubby!!


All of the artwork hanging along the top of the walls in the playroom and above my scrapbook area are courtesy of Sydney & Sophia :) Aunt Becky gave Sydney the pink PBK kitchen for Christmas when she was 3 weeks old! The girls use it almost every day now! Aunt Becky is the best :)!

Toy storage bins are from The Land of Nod:

Door on the left in the next pic goes into the storage area.There is another door catty-corner to the storage area that is framed-out for a future bathroom (my hubby is planning to do this summer).

View from play area looking towards the basement sliders/patio/back yard:

Basement Craft Area:

On average, we do 1 craft each day with the girls. The project table is in constant use with lots of glue, scissors, crayons & (washable) markers.

Sydney & Sophia use the project table all the time for craft projects, coloring, drawing, etc. The bar stools are from my apartment when I was single so they don't fit the table very well. The shelves & baskets on the side of the project table store their coloring books, sticker books, flash cards, workbooks, etc. (the two mardi gras posters on the wall were a gift many moons ago from a work colleague who lived in New Orleans)

Basement "Theater" Area:

This area still needs some work. I need a coffee table/ottoman and some decor/artwork in this area of the basement. I have my eyes on a fabric covered storage chest ottoman that I can use to hide all the blankets that are currently in a big basket by the sofa.

The sliders in the basement lead to a paver patio that my handy husband built. The patio is directly under our deck.

If you missed any of the home tour these last few weeks, below are the room links:

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~MeLiSsA~ said...

Wow, what a fabulous area.... I love it!

Christa said...

I love the play area. What a neat room!

Kristine said...

Looks like a great place for creative ideas and also for relaxing as well.

Hope you had a great weekend.


Kether said...

Just fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Your husband seems like a GREAT guy. LOL. Guess who?

Anne said...

Where did you get the pink magnetic/dry erase board? It's great!

mamapatrice said...

I LOVE your basement :)

Susan said...

Thank You for all the nice comments. Anne, I think the magnetic chalkboard come from Pottery Barn Kids, but I don't see it on their site anymore. If I come across it again, I will let you know!

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