Confession: I am terrible at finishing things. I will work super hard to get something to 90% and then, when I’m so so close to the finish line, I get bored and move onto the next thing. I could leave it at 90% and call it a day, but I’m too much of a perfectionist and that last “unfinished” 10% really irks me. Clearly those two qualities don’t go hand-in-hand, but what can ya do. Haha. We moved into our house almost two years ago now and there are still so many small, unfinished items on my todo list. Nothing major, but all of these smaller jobs add up and I’ve definitely reached a point where I’d like our house to be done. Or as done as it’ll ever be (since I’m known to rearrange things all the time). The basement was one of those bigger “todo”s. We had all the functional items down there – all the furniture and kids’ play things – but it just didn’t feel finished. Not everything had a place, there wasn’t a lot of decor, and there was so much just standing around waiting to be tackled. So this past month we finally set aside some time to finish up the main part of our basement: the family and TV room.
Okay enough rambling and onto the good stuff: the pictures. Be warned: there are a lot. Ha! (What else is new?) I’ve sourced everything I can think of at the end of the post but if there’s anything you notice that you don’t see in the list, just leave me a comment and I’ll try and find out where it’s from.
In this post:
[ FURNITURE ] IKEA sleeper sofa, coffee table, TV bench, wall closet system + storage bench, bookshelves, IKEA hacked bar console (tutorial here), side table basket, side table cart, slide (discontinued), art easel + kids book storage | Samsung The Frame TV | Kids At Home kids rocker | Gautier house floor bed + bean bag chair
[ POSTERS ] Mini Learners abstract circles, think happy thoughts, don’t grow up, I love you more than all the stars, bear in lightning tee + kids rule prints | Miniwilla mountain + superhero prints | Joie de Paper Co. custom star maps | Happy Grey Lucky polar bear, closed eyelashes + first I drink the coffee prints (coming soon to Etsy)
[ DECOR ] IKEA striped rug, open wall shelves, wall cabinets, moose rocker | Gautier toy storage, crib sheet + height chart | Tellkiddo superhero paper storage bag | House Doctor striped toy storage, wooden boxes + candleholder | Shoenhut toy piano | Noé & Zoë cloud + mountain pillows | Ferm Living triangle pillow | Kids At Home “A” wall decal | H&M life is good (similar) + abstract triangle (similar) pillows