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Basement Craft & Laundry Room Reveal

Turn an unfinished basement space into a basement craft room and laundry room in one.

Sometimes deadlines can be a good thing.  I started into my basement Craft Room reno slowly and thought I would do it over time.  But then Kelly at Eclectically Vintage  invited me to take part in their “Impossible Project” challenge.  It’s “due” today. {Doesn’t that sound like school??}

Oh, I love a good challenge with specific goals.  But, let me tell ya.  I had to kick this one into high gear.  You see, after I agreed to do this, I realized I only had 8 more days that I was physically home to work on it… (My husband and I were doing some travelling for work.)  24 hours of one of those days we had no power…  And some of the other days, I had no power!  (tee hee!)

So…in all honesty, the room isn’t quite finished yet.  I still have a few more projects and organizing to do.  But, in spite of all the finishing touches not being done, it’s nice to have the room functional and usable.  We tried to do it for the most part by recycling and reusing things we already had.

Basement Craft & Laundry Room reveal @ harbourbreezehome.
This unfinished basement space before was dreary and depressing.
Basement craft room and laundry room in shared space.
The new and improved bright and cheery basement craft room and shared basement laundry room.
Basement Craft & Laundry Room reveal @ harbourbreezehome.
This jute holder was inspired by Pottery Barn.

Here it was soon after we moved in:

And here it is today…

During Reno:
Basement Craft & Laundry Room reveal @ harbourbreezehome.
And Now:
Basement Craft & Laundry Room reveal @ harbourbreezehome.
Obviously, the unfinished ceiling is an eyesore, but that will have to wait for another time.
I got a new Pottery Barn catalogue last week, and after pouring over it, used it as inspiration for a lot of elements on the long wall.
Basement Craft & Laundry Room reveal @ harbourbreezehome.
It was fun to put to use things that have  been sitting around ~ like these rusty, antique drawer pulls (just hot glued onto the nail) and some little Ikea frames that have been sitting empty and unfinished for years!
Basement Craft & Laundry Room reveal @ harbourbreezehome.
I loved Pottery Barn’s  picture of a rolling pin jute holder.  This one was my grandma’s.  (I have an identical one of my mom’s that I actually use!). I hung it up using an old glass electrical thingy-ma-bobs we found in the garage.

I found this printable on Pinterest and it made me smile…
Basement Craft & Laundry Room reveal @ harbourbreezehome.
I’ll be doing some posts on the details and “how tos” of the wall features in the future.
Basement Craft & Laundry Room reveal @ harbourbreezehome.
How much did this cost?  {I know inquiring minds want to know!}  Here you go:

  • Beadboard wallpaper ~ on sale at Canadian Tire for $18.00
  • 2 Sheets of drywall ~ $24.00
  • Paint ~$40.00 (With leftover for further projects) (“Polar Bear” by Behr for the wall and untinted semi-gloss white for the dresser and cupboard)
  • Shelf from Thrift Store ~ $7.00

Total:  $89.00
Basement Craft & Laundry Room reveal @ harbourbreezehome.
This makeover has actually been a process over the past few years.  If you want all the details of how we’ve gotten to this point, click on the links below.

Adventures “Down Under” ~ The Basement Before
Organizing the Craft Room
Solving the Lighting Issue
Stencilled Dresser
Painting the Cupboard
Beadboard Wallpapered Wall
Installing drywall on to Cement
Choosing a Paint Color
Basement Window Coverings
Thanks, Kelly, for “spurring me on” to get this finished.  I so look forward to seeing the other “Impossible Projects” over at her neck of the woods.

basement craft & laundry room makeover reveal

If you like this budget friendly makeover, you’d probably like this $159 kitchen makeover, too!:

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Linking up to:  Thrifty Decorating, Shabby Creek Cottage, It’s Overflowing, AKA Design, My Repurposed Life, Chic on a Shoestring, Rooster and the Hen

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  1. Goodness you did a wonderful job! I love it, I am in the middle of redoing my loft/office/craft space, and this is inspiring!! love the jute spool thingy! thanks for sharing!

  2. Nice job. I'm hoping to claim a space in our basement for a craft area. This gives me motivation to get started on it! Visiting from it all started with paint.

  3. What a great job you did with your cellar area! My creativity zone is in my cellar and it needs its quarterly cleanout. 🙂 Your space has inspired me to at least walk down there and take stock.


  4. It looks awesome. I had to pin that printable…that's the perfect quote. Great inspiration for me. I am working on a craft nook (don't have a whole room to devote but a corner)

  5. b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.!!! It's amazing what a little paint and some time will do! Congratulations on your craft room – it's quite the transformation!! I'm looking forward to seeing what comes out of that room 🙂


  6. Congratulations! What a great transformation! I love all of your special details (like that sign….adorable)! Thanks so much for linking to the party!

    PS Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, too!

  7. I absolutely LOVE this! So many fun details, I can't wait to learn more details. That jute wrapped rolling pin is awesome…and to hang it from old electrical knobs – just awesome!!! I am now your newest follower.
    Thank you so much for linking up to the challenge! Karah

  8. Great job! Looks so open and airy, just inviting some crafting time! I wouldn't have thought it was in a basement.

  9. Rita, I just love it! Gives me hope for my dungeon basement laundry room ….

    Thanks so much for joining our impossibilities challenge and linking up!


  10. Wow! I'm impressed with how pretty you were able to make your basement look for so little money. I really like your framed quote as well as all of the other little details you added. Nice job!

  11. This is such a wonderful crafting space! You've done a great job! I love all the details you added! Love that dresser too!

  12. WOW !!! What an incredible transformation. I can't believe it. I am soooo jealous !!! Enjoy your new space.

  13. I love everything about your craft room! It’s beautiful! I love all the inspiration you have hanging up too. Crafting is always so much more fun when it’s in a beautiful craft room!

  14. Your impossibility looks wonderful! I’m sure you love it and enjoy working in that bright, pretty room.
    I desperately need to do something with my laundry room. It has the furnace and hot water tank in it.
    Have a good day!
    Hugs, Cindy from Winnipeg

  15. Wow, wow, wow! You’re gonna be getting your craft on quite nicely in that room! Makes me see the possibilities in what any area can turn in to.


  16. Love your space! I have a designated space in my unfinished basement. Cement floors, cement walls…3/4 of the basement is framed…but that’s it! I’m hoping for a completed basement with a functionable craftroom within oh say the next 10 years! lol! Thanks for sharing! Oh and love the rolling pin idea! 😀

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