As ashamed as I am to say it, this is what our basement looks like right now:
But we do have a goal. Those shelves are a godsend, and I'm sure that you can see the clear boxes with bright pink tops. This is our goal. To get everything on those shelves & very well organized. Looking around on those shelves you can see things like, our old dishes in boxes, an exercise ball, an old radio. Things that you can't see as well are 144 votives and candles from our wedding, 12 black vases from our wedding, canning jars, old electronics, etc.
We are working right now to go through all the boxes and organize. We are putting things in their place. However, I do have a plan to brighten this room and make it more inviting.
This is the image that I have for this room:
I think it's as easy as a set of drapes & some paint. Flowy white drapes will hang from a tension wire, so that they can be drawn together to show a clean room, or opened in the middle to reveal the entertainment center. It also allows easy access to the storage shelves on either side of the entertainment shelves.
We have left over yellow paint & I think that having a brighter color on the walls will make a HUGE difference for this small dark room.
I have seen several websites where people have used drop cloths from Home Depot as drapes. I have a sewing machine! I can do that! It's just a simple hem on all sides.
This is our plan. It isn't something that will be done soon, but I wanted to show everyone that we do have a lot of challenges, and a lot of rooms to finish. However, I am not one to shy away from a project! We'll update as soon as it is completed, and to all of our friends, someday we'll have more room down there too!