noelle o designs

creativity + sewing + upcycling inspiration

new house

basement update

Here is how the basement is looking this week- all sheetrocked, hallelujah– and they just started taping up all those seams…  
Here is the family room- long and narrow, gas fireplace for cozy purposes, a cut out for TV hardware (like hanging brackets and wires) above the fireplace because I’ve recently been introduced to hanging skinny TV’s on the wall- a fabulous idea.

Here is what you do when there is a pipe that cannot be moved, (as you can see from the black cleanout  pipe plug near the floor), we dreamt up this very narrow shelf/display thing, because the room is so narrow and it’s in a weird place where everyone will be walking to and fro. It has been looked at speculatively by many visitors, luckily, I have lots of tiny things that will fit in the tiny space quite nicely, thank you very much.

The bathroom… big tub, but no jets (sorry kids). I heard you can make your own bubbles, if you want to…

This is the cold storage closet that lies directly under the front porch, jam packed full of all the basement stuff waiting to be put away in it’s new place, including all my fabric and tubs full of archived film negatives that belong to Steve O.  The silver hose you see is left over from venting the bathroom (they changed it out for a bigger hose), you can bet you’ll be seeing it in a Halloween costume next year…

What soon will be the craft room or Noelle’s giant craft room/office (as some like to sarcastically refer to it). I know it’s big, has a big closet and will have a sink and cupboards too.  
I don’t care what anyone says- when I will be spending most of my waking hours here, storing all of my fabric and supplies- it needs to be bigger than an average bedroom… everyone can zip it up.  Someday soon, everyone will be eating their words when it turns into the favorite room in the house that everyone can use to be creative (as long as they clean up after themselves). There, I said it… now move along.

1 Comment

  1. kalanicut

    November 13, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Hi Noelle,

    I’ve been reading your blog for a long time & I don’t think I’ve ever left you a comment. Bad me…

    I stand besides you and totally defend your creative arts studio and you deserve it! In fact, I’m quite jealous.

    I can just imagine how lovely it will look when it is all set up just to your liking. So happy for you! Enjoy every minute of it’s evolution. 🙂 — Kalani

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