Monday, April 18, 2011

Pretty Storage

I have been working all week on my basement built in storage area , making doors, that was an interesting challenge , I priced out doors all over the place , but just the tall upper doors would be about $100 a piece , that seems a bit much for basement storage to me ...so I decided to just make simple door frames . I toyed with mirror in the middle but went with an easier option of using fabric to make pretty panels for the doors , to keep them light , functional and most of all gorgeous...I am so thrilled with how this has turned out ...and best of all this was discount fabric which was $30.00 a meter but with the buy one get two free deal , it was a bargain and I have lots to make into the bench cushion and most likely pillows for my bedroom .{ from fabricland canada} I made the bottom doors out of planks of pine that I had left over from another project, this project was an after thought really I had thought of buying some easy closets from Ikea , but I am so glad I went with this one of a kind storage unit, after all this is a hang out on a regular basis with Mason and Sophie and Mason's friends most often.
Here is a close up of the beautiful fabric , it is a stitched on feathering pattern.
I really need to go look at flooring options , this subfloor is just awful , I get caught on it all the time and try finding a screw you dropped on it , it is camoflage for screws.
This basement of ours is finally feeling like a nicer place to spend some time , I very excited to see it come along a little at a time.

I think I should paint my little tool peg board , black? or blue? or white?hmmmm thoughts?


15 comments:

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Another beautiful space! Love your work!

Hella said...

loving it!!!
i think blue would be nice!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Very nice!

I think white.

S
xo

laxsupermom said...

Love the way the unit looks with the doors on! The fabric is so pretty! I vote blue for your peg board. Thanks for sharing.

DisturbedAngel said...

The storage unit looks AMAZING! I vote blue on the pegboard. Distressed with an antique glaze. ;)

As for the flooring, if you want the look of hardwoods but don't have the money, I've heard these vinyl planks are wonderful. Here's a link --> http://www.homedepot.com/Flooring-Vinyl-Resilient-Flooring-Vinyl-Tile/h_d1/N-5yc1vZaq27/R-100609202/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

michelle said...

That turned out amazing and I love that fabric!!! What a perfect storage unit!! I vote for blue as well for your peg board, but you can't go wrong with either color! :)

Kate3 said...

Very nice! I sure could use you at my house. I think blue.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks fabulous. Such a great idea to use the fabric. Really pretty. Hugs, marty

JaY said...

Looks fantastic! The moment I read the words "pretty" and "storage," I was hooked. :)

I think a grey'ish blue would be nice. It would match but not be the exact same color.

Jane said...

Very nice! Love your idea of fabric and frames...so beautiful and economical. The fabric is very pretty, too.
Jane (artfully graced)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Another great piece! The fabric is very pretty and the storage piece is so practical and stylish.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Hmm, if flooring isn't in the budget right now, would it ruin the underflooring to paint it? That might deal with the sliver issue. Just an idea.

Pine Tree Home said...

I can't get over how nice it looks. Very coastal.

Heidi said...

So so beautiful!! Gives me hope that I could turn one of our basement bedrooms into my dream sewing room with lots of great storage.

I've been thinking about putting fabric inside the frames of Jon's wardrobe that I just painted a creamy white (was honey pine!). Now that I see yours, I'll definitely be on the lookout for fabric!

High five sis!

Style Studio said...

I find that clients feel the basement deserves to be neglected when in reality it's a great useful space.....IF, utilized as you have done so fabulously!!! great work as usual- Tanya
www.stylestudiollc.com

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