Dear Friends, as much I have a passion for white things I still can't think of having a "White Sofa". Why? Well, I don't have "little devils" at home. I should say, I have little artists and two little puppies who love to dig in the dirt! Our 5 year old is in love with pens, crayons, paint...maybe he's been seeing "me" painting too much around and he's getting inspired! Other day, Nick( my hubby) came home with new "sharpie pens" (those ones you can't remove it, for nothing). He brought from Univ. to work in a cardboard and Ewan found them. Can you imagine what happened? Yes, he draw beautiful dots on his white duvet. Luckily, the cover wasn't there (it was for washing) and I couldn't say much, except to show him he ones he can play with...
So that's why I can't YET have a nice, bright, white sofa in our living room and in our family room.
OK, here is part of our basement. The other part is under remodeling.
I'm not a "basement person". When I first moved to Canada I used to live in a apartment, close to UofA. Beautiful views and could see the city from above.
Then, moving to a house with three kids, it was the first experience I had having a basement.
I love to see the day light, the green(when is green) and the snow. So, I barely come to the basement, except for laundry and for a quick movie. It made me a bit claustrophobic. But since I made a few changes I can come more often and enjoy sewing, watching family movies with the kids and having a good time "underground".
So, for the love of "brown" and a few whites around, here is a pic of the "kids corner" I finished and the space we hang out with our blankets (it's always cool down there).
I hope you guys enjoy it and like it!
It was the closest thing I could make it to feel good down there.
Any suggestions to make it better are very welcome here!
This wood box was a gift from a nice neighbour from a block away from where I live. What a lovely gift! I left the way I got it (I think the old look is gorgeous!)This one is from IKEA. It used to be pine and I painted in cream color and the drawers with chalkboard paint
This dresser I bought for $20 at Kijiji and painted, distressed and changed the pulls. They're all from LeeValley.
This chair above was another free gift from someone who didn't want it anymore.And remember the little bench I reupholster a while ago for my bedroom? The left over fabric I used for these two chairs!
These are some Art Work from our kids. Oops...this blue one, the frame is a bit uneven...sorry Folks
I saved a few can and spray them for extra pens and pencils and the other two ones from IKEA-$.99cents each, and the table I got at Salvation Army, for $10 and sanded and wash painted.
An overall look from the stairs...
That's it everyone, I think I'm going to enjoy my little one a bit now until I have to pick the other two.
I wish a wonderful weekend for all of you!
Until next time :-)