Basement Rec Area Face-lift

Let’s see in the past 10 years or so I would definitely say that my husband and I have, well…matured.  Hopefully, it happens to all of us someday and I intend to embrace it!  Our basement rec area however, until now had definitely not matured with us!  It has always been a bit boring for years and frankly we don’t use it much.  But, that is all about to change my friends!  I wanted to give it a little face-lift and spruce it up a bit so it would fit our lifestyle, age, and entertaining habits.  When we  entertain we always, always end up in the kitchen.  Don’t get me wrong, I love that it is the heart of the home, but sometimes it is ok for a little change of scenery, and fun darn it!  So, clearly I am not a pro because I really didn’t take before photos but you should get the picture.  Not too much going on, and really, really blah.  So we’ve added a few fun things like a buffet and small liquor selection as well as some inviting lighting and bar stools.  It’s still a work in progress, but for now I can really see us getting some use out of this space.  I hope you too can find a space in your home that has fallen by the wayside that could use a  little “help”.  Buy some new throw pillows, maybe a lamp and give your room a whole new look and feel!  Have a fabulous day friends!

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AFTER

(Don’t mind the pull-up bar and gaudy trophy’s – those would belong to the hubby.  And I’ve been told they are here to stay :))

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Yes, that is an Impala Skull – Straight from Africa courtesy of my avid hunter Dad 🙂

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And more hand-made souvenirs from Africa 🙂 And do you think I have enough pillows on this couch? Nah 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Basement Rec Area Face-lift

  1. WOW!!!! You need to trip across the street to the old folks of the cul de sac and give the peeps there ideas for a redo. FIRST, we need to find and purchase a BIG & ornate pool table. The grands are growing up – way too fast – time to make the rec room teenager/adult friendly. 🙂

  2. You betcha! I would love to offer any advice 🙂 It is nice to have a space to hang out, Travis is talking about getting a topper for the pool table so we can also play ping pong. I am sure your grandkids would love something like that as well! 🙂

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