noelle o designs

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basement makeover

All of this furniture and stuff got plunked down in this room last year when we finished the basement, shortly after moving in. The kids were very happy to have their little kitchen back (it’s been in storage for two years or so), and I was happy to have a room where the kids, their friends and the toys could all hang out.

But, the kids mostly ignored this room, it didn’t look or feel very cozy-  Netflix was only on the upstairs computer, no Lego playing happening on the hard floor.  So, finally finishing this space has been on my list for awhile- I have a plan…

Number one on the list- book shelves. I though about really searching the online and local world to find some really great shelves and for a smokin’ deal- quickly, (I don’t have that much time or energy right now) I gave up on that plan and just headed to Ikea. Which probably worked out for the best since I needed quite a few different shelf sections on different walls. The doors with glass (for the middle section) and other half doors were out of stock- I gotta wait a few days, go back, and finish up the shelving plan then. I’ve refrained from putting out knick knacks until I get the doors.

I spent way too much time looking at rugs online… decisions, decisions… and especially when I needed two rugs that kinda went together. These rugs are from I am very happy with the look and quality of the rugs- and the speedy delivery.

As you can see, we haven’t bitten the bullet and gotten the big TV to be mounted over the fireplace. I’m still working on it. Luckily, we don’t really watch much TV, but what the kids do watch is generally off Netflix (Psych, and Whale Wars most recently) and standing around the computer upstairs. So it looks like we need a Wii too or whatever… and/or AppleTV-

I. love. this. rug. When I laid eyes on it, I knew it was the one. I tried to coordinate the other one to go with this one.

So far, so good. Gotta finish up quite a few things yet, it finally feeling like a room we want to cozy up to.

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