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Open floor plan/Loft style basement makeover: Walls are taken down and everything in the basement is painted for a total cost of $1200 - StowandTellU.com

And the Total Comes to: $1200 – Open Floor Plan Basement Complete!

I wanted to take you back one very last time to what I can now officially call our open floor plan basement makeover which ended up costing just about $1200.00 to complete. I finally had a chance to pull out those receipts from the townhouse basement update and add them all up once and for […]

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A basement makeover done with a painted exposed ceiling, painted floor and 25 "use what you have" decorating ideas for the furniture and decor - StowandTellU.com

25 Use What You Have Decorating Ideas for a Basement

Before I plunge full force into decorating our new house, I wanted to take you back just a time or two more to the basement update at the townhouse.  After the new year began, I finally had a chance to pull together all of my receipts and add up the total cost of the basement […]

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Townhouse Hidden Workshop Reveal

There is one last area in the townhouse basement that I promised to “reveal”.  Ironically, as I planned the basement open layout with it’s exposed beam painted ceiling, this was a part of the basement that I was trying to keep hidden so to speak.  I didn’t want Ken’s workshop to be glaring right at […]

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Townhouse Laundry Room Makeover Reveal

I realize that I never showed you all the rest of the basement update, but with the move to the new house and the happenings of this past summer, I had to put the reveal on hold temporarily.  I did take some “after” photos though, and I’m hoping you’d still like to see them now. […]

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Upcycled Kitchen Cabinet Coffee Table

I had been standing in the furniture section of my local thrift store staring at my choices for a coffee table makeover.  It was one of those times when I knew darn well they didn’t really have what I was looking for, but my stubborn, unrealistic self wanted to believe that if I stood there […]

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Old Door Table and Arsty Craft Area

I went for a “shop your home” approach to create a craft area in our basement update.  When we had originally taken down the rather poorly constructed walls in our basement, we were able to salvage the old door that led into the laundry area.   As the basement update progressed, I was also able […]

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Furniture Freshening and a Welcome Home Party

After 6 months working abroad in Dubai, my son is due back home in the states later this week!!!  We’ve been cleaning and getting the townhouse in order for his arrival.  He’ll be home a few weeks than off to his next assignment which will be home in the US and it should last a […]

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Weathered Old Newspaper Lamp Shade

I usually keep a stack of old newspaper around because it always comes in handy for wrapping items for storage or shipping, and it works well as a small drop cloth for craft projects.   Back in the day (as in before the internet) I kept news paper around for other reasons, as in the […]

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Under the Stairs Storage: Under Cover

We finally reached the phase in our basement update where we could use our under the stairs area as a storage space again, but the challenge was how to cover the view of the storage space that was keeping all of those household items that just don’t look pretty in plain sight.   The items […]

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Left Over Primer Painted Table Lamp Makeover

We’ve got a wholotta primer paint left over from our painted vinyl basement floor job, and I plan to use as much of it as I can.  I’ve already used some of it up on the grain sack fishing cabinet, but there was plenty left, even after that (as in half a 5 gallon bucket), […]

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Oops! Grain Sack Painted Storage Cabinet

Now that we have our over the couch shelf in place and one side of the basement almost dialed in, we’ve moved onto finding a storage area for our camping and fishing gear.  I’ve had two Sauder furniture cabinets for a good twenty years.   I figured, hey, no reason to get rid of them […]

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Goldilocks and the Over the Couch Shelf

Once upon a time, there was a girl who was trying to put the final touches on her basement.  She came across an over the couch shelf on Houzz.com and wanted to do something like that over her couch.   Not the big storage cabinet type of shelf, which is very cool and spacious, but […]

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Route 66 DIY Dartboard Scoreboard

The basement is morphing into a game room one little project at a time.  Just as well considering when you walk down the stairs, one of the first things you see is a standard sized pinball game.  That baby takes up a lot of room.  But it’s one of Ken’s babies, so it’s a keeper… […]

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The Art of Hanging a Board Game

As I rummaged through my stowaway stash of board games that had previously been hiding underneath our basement stairs, I came across several game boards that I wanted to hang up as artwork.  I didn’t want to frame them, however because there’s always a chance that we may want to actually play one of the […]

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No Slip, No Kidding! Painted Vinyl Basement Floor

There was almost no bigger argument in our home than when it came to what to do with our vinyl basement floor that was in really, REALLY bad shape.  I want to thank, My Repurposed Life for her tutorial on a painted vinyl floor, because that is what it took to convince Ken, that this […]

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