Thursday, January 10, 2013

Basement Update

The basement clean up is crawling along at a snail's pace. Nearly 3 years worth of clutter and collecting provides for hours and hours of sort/purge/repeat. I know you all are so jealous. If you need a reminder of what we started with click here.

On a more exciting note, I have ordered the fabric for the curtains and pillows. Hubby spent his summers in Washington state and some of his fondest memories are of the water. He loves boating, water skiing, wave runners & most of all the sun. And the apple doesn't all far from the tree, Peanut has developed a great fondness for boats and the water as well. Being that the basement is mainly the 3 boys' space, except for one very special area we carved out for Belle, I decided to pick fabrics that gives a subtle nod to the nautical theme. Paired with some simple diy artwork, the basement face-lift will be complete.

Drapery fabric:

Accent fabrics:

The fabrics are all by Premier Prints and ordered from, as I found them to have the lowest price and greatest selection. I am eagerly awaiting its arrival with excitement and quite honestly a little trepidation. I have no idea how my sewing is going to turn out (translation: Mom hope you are free to come bail me out). Truth be told though…anything is going to look better than what is there now.

Off to start the day, hosting a playdate for some of Peanut's school friends, a dentist appointment for me and then the kids start swimming lessons this evening. An eventful but not too full day.


  1. Can't wait to see the end product, I know it'll look wonderful!

  2. Oh and LOVE your fabrics!

  3. Thanks Beth! Hopefully it will be a much nicer place to hang out during playdates.


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