The Basement Study

14 Aug

Check out the new bookcases that I setup in the basement today.

These bookcases took me just about all day to assemble and set up in the basement. I needed a place to store and sort all of my books so I thought that these would be would be just right. I didn’t really want to spend a lot of money seeing as it is my basement so I just got some of those cheap pressboard numbers and put them up on patio bricks in case of water. I think I’ll get some moulding to add to the top and to join them to one another and make them appear to be built-ins some day when I have the time and money to spend on my basement, but as for now, I’m really pleased with the results!

I don’t have any before pictures but this room used to be yellow and I re-painted it the green you see here. At first I though the color was way too dark but I’m 100% happy with it now. The bookcases really make it work and lighten up the space as needed.]

You can see the other side of the room is not finished but you can see what I am thinking in terms of layout.

Where the chair is I would like a large old oak teacher’s desk and then I’d like to replace the other table with a wooden one. I also plan on using cork tiles to create a bulletin board above the future desk and using chalkboard paint to add a chalkboard on the wall over the future table. I’ll trim each out in white molding.  Lastly, I want to add gray indoor/outdoor carpeting to the floor so if it gets wet it won’t me an issue.

3 Responses to “The Basement Study”

  1. joe August 14, 2011 at 8:22 PM #

    i LOVE the chair! i want that style chair for my desk. where did you get it?

  2. Karen Anne August 14, 2011 at 10:13 PM #

    If you think it might get wet, I would put the stuff you care about on the higher shelves.

    Should you have a sump pump as a just in case?

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