My Home: Hello Lovely BASEMENT MAKEOVER (2)

March 05, 2011

Exciting news!!

We are 90% sure we're going with
white painted horizontal 8" tongue and groove
pine panels for our basement makeover.

Not only will this save my husband
a TON of mudding and taping, it will cost
only $600 extra (for the 800 square feet).

We think this will give the space
more architectural interest and charm
as well as make it more teenager friendly.

Enjoy these images of London's Anabel House which
never fail to get my heart racing...

all images - First Option

Hope you'll follow our makeover--makes it
that much more rewarding and fun for us!

I'll be taking photos at the work day's end today (still the framing stage), so stay tuned.

Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. You have the BEST taste EVER!!! I love that paneling! It will make your basement walls feel taller and your room larger... you're genius! I could gush about Anabel's house for hours, thanks for the eye candy! You're my cup of tea!


  2. What a great place, beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower...I found you on Decor de Provence's blog. I'm looking forward to following your remodel. Come over and visit me sometime.
    Susan : )

  3. What a lovely lovely home! This is how to do white!

    White panelling will be gorgeous for your basement. You have fabulous style, I can't wait to see it all come together!

    Thank you for your company as always, my lovely, I so appreciate it. Your ideas for 'the assignment' are fab! Vogue and Marie Antoinette, oh yes!

    Meera xx

  4. Michele,

    Thank you soooo much for your comment today! I had so much fun with my kids yesterday and I wanted to share it w/ you guys.

    What a fabulous decision! I can't wait to see the whole process of your basement. :-) It will look so good!

    I hope you're doing great, my friend!

    Many kisses and hugs to you, pretty lady! ;-)


    Luciane at

  5. Wow, what beautiful photos for inspiration. Good luck on your remodel - I'm sure it will be lovely.

  6. Michele - what lovely images you picked! And I think you made the right (no, read perfect!) decision!

    I will send your post to my friend Bianca. The kitchen in her new house looks like a ski cabin. I need to give her some hope!

    Warm hugs to you. You are the best!


  7. Yay for genius ideas!! Love it, looks fabulous and a time saver as well. Doesn't get much better than that.

    Looking forward to seeing gnarly turn to phwoar-ly.

    (Dreadfully bad rhyme there. In case the reference to 'phwoar' is too English, here ya go:

    ;) xxx

  8. hi!
    your blog is filled with awesome goodness! these images are such lovely inspiration. thanks for following my blog, i am following yours now too!
    looking forward to seeing your makeover unfold...
    so happy to "know" another fellow Illinois gal in Blog Land!
    have a wonderful trip to AZ, be sure to visit those shops i mentioned, you will LOVE them!!

  9. oooooh, Red i love new words!!! phwoar!

    thanks for the encouragement guys!

    ditto Stacey.


  10. loved seeing what is inspiring you! can't wait to see what you do! xoxo

  11. My heart is racing in tandem with yours! Love the inspiration home and can't wait to see your paneling!

  12. Yummy - full of inspiration!
    -Thanks for posting.

  13. I want to add similar paneling to my guest bedroom. I want it to be an all white oasis (with a touch of pink)


    If you haven't heard (or read) my kitchen is featured in the September 2011 Romantic Homes magazine!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  14. can't wait to see your pretty...pls come on over for a visit...Happy Monday...Mariaelena


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