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The Basement Family/Play Room Makeover – Week 6

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It’s finally here…week six of the One Room Challenge. That means it’s time for the final reveal of the basement family/play room makeover. I have some good news and some bad. No one likes bad news first, so let me share the good news. I created a reading nook!

You may remember in week five, I ran into a problem. It was this built in cabinet space that I originally planned on ripping out. But since that baby was attached to drywall, I had to go to plan B. That was a challenge in itself cause I didn’t have a plan B. 😉 But after a few hours of looking around on Pinterest and with help from my sisters, I came up with an idea. This is how this space looked week one:

basement-before-makeover-2

I promise you…there is a cabinet under all that stuff. 😉 This is how it looks now…

Love how this reading nook turned out. A simple ladder and a few shelves did wonders!

 

A big difference, ya? I decided to paint the cabinet wood white with Simply White by Benjamin Moore. I think now it looks more modern. My next step was to add a ladder. A permanently attached ladder was not an option because then I wouldn’t be able to access the doors beneath. So I decided to attach an industrial pipe. That way the ladder could slide to either side securely. I am surprised that my idea worked so beautifully! All that’s left is to add a coat of paint. 🙂 

the-reading-nook-ladder-and-pillows

For the books, I made my own shelves out of 1 x 4 and 1 x 2 mdf boards. I also painted them the same color as the cabinet. To add a little pop, I picked up some big wooden letters at Hobby Lobby and painted them in Sea Star. The word READ is the same color as my accent wall. 🙂

close-up-of-the-reading-nook-shelves

I love how how this wall turned out. Maybe now my kids will even read more! 

the-reading-nook-shelves-that-i-built 

Oh right, now for the bad news. My sectional and rug have still not arrived. So the rest of the room isn’t really finished. Bummer, I know. I was really disappointed that I couldn’t reveal the whole room complete. But, don’t worry. You will see this room in it’s entirety. Everything is set to arrive on the 20th and I will then share all the details with you! 

Thank you so much for hanging in there with me! 🙂

5 Comments

  1. This looks fabulous! I’m sure not being able to remove that cabinet was initially frustrating, but it turned out to be something I bet you’d have never added otherwise – and it really makes a statement in this corner!

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