Monday, February 20, 2012

Basement Craft Room - Humble Beginnings

My basement craft room is underway, way under. It is in the bowels of the house, or as we affectionately call it, the "dungeon."  To the untrained eye it is dark and creepy.  To the trained eye it is...dark and creepy.  Click the play button to set the mood.

However we love our basement.  Not because there is anything beautiful about it.  On the contrary, it's uglier than a mud fence.  But it has stored our treasures and our trash (recycling).

It has kept us warm in our freezing Michigan winters with it's wood furnace. 

 It has kept us well stocked with food to keep our tummies full, with it's freezer, extra refrigerator and basement pantry.

Our boys roller-bladed round and round it when they were younger.  It was the only indoor space they could throw darts at a target.  There was even an old TV down there, with a beat up recliner that one of the boys or Ken would sit in to watch it.  My daughter and I preferred our TV upstairs, thank you very much!

Now I will love my basement for a different reason.  I am going to transform a corner of it into a beautiful craft room for me...or die trying.  I plan to transform this dark, depressing, dungeon into a light, bright and airy getaway for muah.  Think it's possible?

We've been shuffling boxes and bags around to clear out that corner of the basement.  We removed most of an old piece of carpet and piled this mess on one side of the room, to make room to start working.

The ceiling has that rustic Munsters charm.

Tomorrow I will show you what I've started on.  Hint, it involves the piece below, which is the side of, well something.  Two more's fake wood, and it's not going to stay that color.

For continuing posts in this series, follow the links.  They will be in order as I post them.   I promise, no monsters will eat you.

Basement Craft Room - Humble Beginnings
An Entertaining Sewing Center
Craft Room Dreaming
Craft Room Update #1 - Prepping the Walls
Craft Room Update #2 - White Walls
Craft Room Update #3 - Framing the Walls
Craft Room Update #4 - The Floors


  1. Can't wait to see your transformation!

  2. I know what your going through. I just turned a "hay room" into a studio/workroom. It was alot of work but so worth it!! I'm excited for you--who cares about "dark and creepy" as long as we can paint in it!!

  3. LOL! You are so funny! Good luck, I can't wait to see what you do!

  4. It looks like it has nice high ceilings...which can be hard to find, especially in older homes (not sure how old your house is). I think the ceiling in the basement of my last house was exactly 6 feet tall, and the floor was dirt. It truly was a dungeon! Our new house doesn't have a basement, and I miss having a place (other than the garage) to store stuff. I can't wait to see what you do with your craft space...I'll be drooling with envy. New follower to both groups. Take care.


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