When we moved into our house in September of 2009 we had the builder finish the basement so that we would have the extra 500 square feet and at the time we decided to fully dedicate it to my studio space. Since it was going to be a sewing room the only thing we really didn’t “finish” was the floor- we just had them paint the cement my favorite shade of aqua and called it done. I don’t know why i didn’t think of laminate wood flooring as an option then- for some reason the builder only suggested either linoleum or tile and neither sounded that great to me. One of the best things about my studio is the table. It’s a 4 ft. by 8 ft. workspace that is indispensable to me, i can’t imagine working without it and because it’s so big it took up a large portion of the studio.
You can see my big table and how it took up a good portion of the middle of the room…
This is what we call indecision… After getting the main room done the only thing left was to paint the hallway, Matt wanted a neutral beige of some sort and so i set out to find a shade that would suit. I hate neutrals. I am not a neutral type of girl, i like color and i’m totally clueless when it comes to finding the right shade of cream or caramel, so this was such a chore. Finally after staring at all these swatches i decided that i hated all of them and that we would just go to the color card with the blue that we chose for the main room and choose the lighter blue on the same swatch. I’m SO glad i did because i love the hallway color and how it blends with the living room.
What we did:
and now you can see where dad and son spend a lot of time- Matt playing Modern Warfare and Max chillin in his swing. 🙂 It’s a man cave and a sewing room! Oh and a funny little side note- Matt informed me that i’m not allowed to put any fabrics with flowers or butterfly’s or anything girlie in this room… He hasn’t really been too picky about any decor anywhere in our house, but this room he has an opinion on. I think with all the time he put into it he deserves to get his way this time! I’m just happy we have a place to put all the toys once they start accumulating…
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