The new stamping space — “before”

Thanks for the questions about the studio in the new house.  This is where a lot of reno will be happening.  The finished part is about 1/3 of the basement; it won’t be all for stamping, but there is still a lot of space to work with.

This is the view from the bottom of the stairway (ooh! watch out for that hanging-too-low light fixture!).  There’s a solid wall on the right, out of the shot.  Note the fireplace!  After having stamped in a space with no heat or AC, I was excited to see this.  Plans are to convert it to gas, although the heating is just fine without it (and the cooling is fab, also).  It’s a shame you can’t see the plastic gold clock and matching cherubs.

3125402_13You’ve probably noticed the hot pink accents.The swinging “saloon” doors lead to the kitchenette and bathroom.  Luckily the bar is not attached to the floor, so I’ll try to convert those two pieces to a cutting counter or something.  We think this area will become a reading area.

3125402_16I’m standing where the classroom area will be.  The niche where the “vintage” pole lamp is will be a guest bedroom.  The first issues to be addressed, however, will be the horrid carpeting and the inadequate lighting.  Oh, and painting over the pink!  The wall paneling is very good quality, but there is so much of it (and it’s so dark), our plan is to paint it to further brighten the area.  What do you think?  Soft Sky?


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3 Responses to The new stamping space — “before”

  1. lynnb says:

    I think the bar will make a great cutting counter! I agree the pink has to go. I am not sure that I would paint over the paneling. It looks in great shape. I might try a lighter floor color and better lighting first. This room should be great for your studio!

  2. Brenda in IN says:

    I’m so jealous! All that space with a bathroom and sink – heaven. Also what a cozy book nook with fireplace. You will love this. When can we come! I would never leave and go upstairs.

  3. Sally says:

    Yes, soft sky would be a wonderful color for basement walls!! Too bad you didn’t get the cherub in the photo:(

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