Quick Basement Update

Hello! Happy Friday! If you’ve been following along with my stories on Instagram lately you know that I was busy at work this week giving our basement a little update. I did some painting and then ONLY styled using items we already had. You can catch up on everything through video HERE on my “Basement Highlight.” Let’s showcase a couple photos though, shall we?


"Before" basement. Dark, dingy
"Before" basement


I say “during” because the real “after” is going to come this spring when we do some more renovations.

Basement styling idea. Small sitting area with electric fireplace
Basement seating area.

I put together this cute, little sitting area – not because we’ll sit down here much – but because I just wanted the space to feel homey. My husband works from home down here and it’s been a hot mess since we moved in. I want him to have a space that feel somewhat finished even though we have a LONG way to go.

Basement seating area. Dark wood.
Shelf styling. Colorful, antique books.

This antique bookshelf was fun to style with our books and then some old books I’ve collected along the way.

We still have a long way to go, but I’d say it’s way better than a week ago! We have a few decorations up, even if they won’t stay there permanently. Oh, and did you see the DIY sports art piece I made this week? You can see the REEL I made HERE.

Well that’s it for me. The main reason I wanted to document this quick basement refresh was to show you that you don’t have to make big changes to make a big impact. We have a renovation planned in the spring, but I didn’t want to wait that long to make the space feel better. I used what we already had and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

Have a great weekend!