Thursday, February 18, 2016

The creepy back room

 While I was already on a roll in the basement,
I ventured in to the creepy back room.
I have no other words for this room except for..
This is a space that I would never enter.
simply said,  I just creeps me out.
There is 30 years worth of crap stuffed back there..
and who knows what kinds of creatures live in there.

Sporting some thick gloves, a bottle of tequila and a box of garbage bags,
I fell elbow deep into this mess.
Ok.. so I didn't really have the tequila,  but I wanted some.
Honestly..  although the table was piled with parts, and tools, and home repair supplies,
I pretty much emptied the whole thing into the trash.
It's like the closet rule,  if I haven't worn it in a year..  it's gone.
If we haven't used it in 20 years..  it's gone!
I couldn't believe it...  In less then 2 hours I was ready to slap some paint on the walls.
And for the record,  in the 26 years that I have lived here,  I've never seen the surface of that table.
or under it!

After I got some paint on the walls,  I hung some pegboard 

filling it was the fun part!
Once the pegboard was filled,  I finished painting the walls, ceiling and floor.
Then came the best part.
To give it an industrial look,
I painted some large chipboard letters with copper and silver spray paint and hung them on the concrete wall using industrial strength Velcro.
( works like a charm)


When the weather breaks I am going to take the stools outside and spray paint them.
What color?  I have no idea yet.

Once the room was finished there was just one more tiny thing to do.

And that was to add a little mouse door..
because all creepy back rooms need a mouse door.

Oh,  and you'll never believe this, 
the whole time I was cleaning I did not see one spider, centipede or scary pincher bug. 
I have officially run out of rooms to purge.
What a great feeling!
Have a great day.


Bmore Bungalow said...

It looks lovely! I especially like the letters on the wall and mason jars. Can't wait to see what color you decide to paint your stools.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

That's amazing! I'm going through 20 year old boxes and I agree - if I haven't touched it in that long - it must go!

Sue Swank said...

Your room looks great. Functional, yet inspirational. Love the mouse door.

Liz said...

Wow have you been busy! All the room makeovers look amazing! I am inspired to tackle some of those icky basement spaces at our house! Whats next at your house?

Melinda said...

Looks awesome!

When can I expect you at my house?

M : )

Angela V. said...

Since you're done with your house you could always come help me with mine! It all looks great! You're such a hard worker!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Oh wow! What a transformation! It's always such a feeling of satisfaction to see all your hard work pay off.


Mildred said...

I am jealous!!! Wish I had the energy to do this to our workshop/garage area! I think your stools should be bright yellow or red! I adore the mouse house!

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Blondie's Journal said...

So glad to catch up with you! What fantastic job you did. Our basement is a terrible sight...I simply don't know where to start!

Hope you summer is going great!