This coming May, I will have lived in our home for 5 years and I have never spent so much time in the basement as I have in the past month. Aside from the space acting as Chris’ ‘gym’ area, in all honestly, it simply acted as a dumping ground for extra junk and things we were just to lazy to put away. Last year, I started revamping the space with a new coat of paint, but when I ran out of paint with 3 walls still left to be done, the project just seemed to fizzle. Needless to say, the space needed help.
Two weeks ago, I decided that I had enough of trying to do my 30-Day Shred workouts by strategically placing myself in between Chris’ weights that were scattered around the floor. I also had enough of looking at all the crap that was laying around me each and every morning. Something needed to be done. On the Friday before Christmas, I had the day off while Chris had to go in to the office. Ever since I was a little girl, I thrived on rearranging and redecorating spaces, so I took this as the perfect opportunity to do a good cleanse of the space all while rearranging things a bit to make it more functional. We use the space as an office so-to-speak, as well as a gym and I really wanted to define the spaces a little more. So after several hours, and quite a bit of sweat..after a lot of moving.. rearranging.. and vacuuming, we finally have a neat, tidy and FUNCTIONAL basement.
I’ve been working out down here for almost 2 weeks now and just LOVE the new layout (Rambo & Batman as well 😉 ). I think it will tide me over until we are ready to tackle the rest of my basement to-do list:
- finish painting the walls
- paint the ceilings white
- paint the doors
- hang shelving and art
- new vinyl floors?
- remove carpet from stairs
Maybe we’ll get to that sometime this year! 😉