I went with a neutral tone for the walls. It needed to be light enough so it didn't feel too dark. We do have a daylight basement so it really helps to keep it cheery.
We decided to save money and just bring the current "family room" furniture downstairs.
(Pardon the blurry picture, I was on the
treadmill when this was taken!)
Then we purchased a "new" set for upstairs. It really isn't something I would normally do, buy a used living room set, but this one was in pristine condition. It matched everything in our main family room. It was almost like it was meant to be!
So, I'm adding little touches here and there. I started hanging art on the walls I found at Christmas Tree Shops! It worked for decorating the lake house so why not for the basement, too?
The theme for the walls is "vintage architecture."
Since we honeymooned in Paris, the Eiffel Tower has made its way in to the décor more than once.
Take a look at my own creation. I found a long frame at a yard sale. Then I printed a black and white artsy version of the Eiffel Tower off of the internet. I think from the Graphics Fairy.
I colored in the white areas with my gold sharpie pen.... loved the look!
For the background I used "vintage" themed scrapbook paper and printed The Eiffel Tower" in French from my printer. It was easier than using scrapbook letters.
It is coming along. Now, next project: Hardwood floors in the upstairs family room. Or, painting the formal living room, or working on the master bedroom.... or....
I could go on and on!
For now I will leave you with a picture of Bebe's Easter basket I put together! Hope she likes it.
Happy Easter to all. Forever thankful for His Sacrifice.
Here is what happened to the basket upon finding it.
Yes, the tricky Easter Bunny hides his baskets,
following my hubby's old tradtion.
It was a hit!
Hope in Every Season Homemaking Party.