Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Basement Beautification

When we bought our 1918 Colonial Style home back in 2002, it had a creepy basement.













    We hung drywall to hide the crawlspace, painted the floor, stairs, and walls.







While shopping in a market in Pakistan back in 2003, I purchased fabric and later stapled it to the joists to create a ceiling and keep up the cords and insulation. 


Recently, I was inspired by the blog, The Stories from A to Z, to embellish my wooden staircase. With some of the old paint and a $6 stencil, I went to work.  On Halloween, I donned old scrubs as paint clothes and worked on the stenciling. I ran out of time, and took my kids to the Harvest Festival at church in scrubs with red paint stains, which, I am told, made a very realistic costume.



I love the look of my basement stairs now! 







13 comments:

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Oh my goodness, these are beautiful! How fun to have some beauty in an ugly basement. My basement looks just like yours except there is clutter everywhere and a puddle of water because ours leaks. I hate going down there. Maybe if I had your gorgeous stairs to traverse, I'd want to! Thank you so much for posting this. Inspiring!

Shannon said...

Those stairs are really cute now! Love the paint on them, they look great. Not so creepy anymore I bet.

HouseMama said...

What a pretty staircase. I love it!

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Those are beautiful colors and that stencil is sooo pretty! Love the splash of color and beauty. :-)

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Your stairs look beautiful. What a change. Now there's something lovely to look at when you ascend into the house. Great job!

XO*Tricia

{ L } said...

Wow! incredible transformation!

Amy said...

These look great! Love the stencils that you chose!

Cindy said...

That looks fabulous! Love that stencil pattern, and I like the colors you used. Great job :)

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Only you would (a) find fabric in Pakistan and (b) think to use it to beautify your basement! Looks fabulous.

五王 said...

要持續更新下去喲!!祝你心情愉快 .........................................

單存 said...

欣賞是一種美德~回應是最大的支持^^........................................

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

they look GREAT! I'm so jealous I look forward to more updates :)

微笑每一天 said...

wonderful...................................................