This year we did things a little differently for Valentines day.
No candy. No flowers. Not even a card.
Crazy enough... I was OK with that!
While Paul ordered me a season pass for the park where I launch my paddleboard,
I gave him the gift of space.
His very own space.
Our basement is broken up into a few rooms.
The laundry room.
The creepy utility room.
It's organized and contains all of my holiday decorations.
( mostly Halloween!!)
I have to keep it neat since it is the pathway to the laundry room.
I put the new floor down last year,
it's just those cheap sticky tiles but they made a world of difference.
BTW, these clear storage bins and shelving unit have changed my life!!!
Need I really say anything more?
What is with men and their junk?
His space, like the house next door, is bringing down the value of my space!
Although I kept bugging him to clean it up, I knew that if I wanted it done in this decade that I was going to have to dive in and clean it myself.
So that's what I did .
and that would be his Valentines gift.
I started in this corner and worked my way around.
Trash, Goodwill, Keep.
and let me tell you, the keep pile was the smallest!
Hoping to hide imperfections and brighten things up,
I picked a grey paint for the ceiling and bright white for the walls.
The grey paint worked wonders on the dirty water stained ceiling.
There's a fireplace hidden in this dark room!
Feeling brighter already!!
I made a little shelf to hang along the top of the wall .
Just wide enough to hold Paul's international beer collection.
I decided to just paint the old floor with the same grey paint that I used on the ceiling.
For now... until I find a carpet that will be suitable.
As you can see, I hung his favorite Rusty Wallace light on the fireplace
and filled the mantle space with his diecast racecars
There are still a few minor details to work on..
but even as it is now,
He loves it!!!!
I hope that you all had a great Valentines weekend.
I also wrote a post about the Creepy Utility room that will post on Thursday.
Just wait until you see this mess!
Have a great day!!!