Last Saturday, I decided it was time to rearrange the basement, now that Kay and Kamryn had moved out. This space I am showing you is directly under the living room and is where Kay and Kamryn had their space.
The girls and I had discussed make this space into a library type space for now, Tim wants to eventually make this a place we watch movies together.
This is what we came up with using what we already had down here in the basement.
I am going to paint that mirror and it will get hung up somewhere. The dry sink holds all the games that used to be on top of the bookcases. The book cases used to be on the same wall in a different area.
We showed our friend Denny a few photos and he said, "It looks like a Literary Cafe!" I loved that!
We vacuumed and mopped and dusted and rearranged books.
Tim changed out the old lighting for some halogen track lighting that we still had from the store. It has brightened it up down there and we are able to direct the lighting to where we want it.
This other space got spiffed up too. If you head toward the open door you see, to the right is where the wood stove is. It also has a wicker chair, play kitchen and some dress up clothes. It's cozy. The white dresser and black bookcases need attention. Some of it is where I keep my fabric stash. Let's just say it could be better organized. Soon, it will be.
We love the red color on the walls, but I think it's too dark and would like something lighter and brighter! Eventually the walls will have their baseboard trim too.
We are talking plans now for the shop space which is through the open door. It is the same square footage as the master bedroom suite and will be made into a second 'master' bedroom for the girls. With built in beds. Something like this.
But a double set so it would sleep 4 people without taking up tons of floor space.
I think we are getting close to having a building plan for moving my parents in here with way less expense than the original plan.
Something is always happening here at Creekside Cottage! I'm never bored!
What do you think? Do you like my Literary Cafe? What about the built in bunks idea? Have you ever moved your parents into your home?