Replacement in the Basement

Replacement in the Basement

Hey there, happy Monday! You may have noticed that I didn’t put up my Saturday post, or, if your weekend was anything like mine, you may have not noticed anything at all and now suddenly it’s Monday and where did the last three days go? I need human-cloning technology to be real already because I could use about three more of me.

I’ve been extra busy because there is something kind of crazy going on this week, and if all goes well, I’ll tell you about it soon.  It has nothing to do with DIY or blogging or anything like that, and you could guess for 100 years and still never guess right. So. How’s that for a teaser?

You’ll just have to wait and see, but not for a great before and after! Because I’ve got a lovely one from Vel who transformed a plain basement bedroom into a guest oasis right here.

Here’s what I love: that she faked a window and hid the storm door with curtains, I love how the bed is so much higher and makes the room feel much … fluffier is the best word I can come up with, the headboard is great, the rug is great, and there’s a lot more to see on her blog Life & Home at 2102.


basement bedroom before |


Yellow - Gray - Basement Bedroom - Makeover |





  1. November 10, 2014 / 11:29 AM

    What a great idea with the curtains! Also, props for the creative use of folding tray tables for night stands in the “before”… We’ve all been there 😉

  2. Amanda
    November 10, 2014 / 1:19 PM

    I’m using folding tray tables as we speak! Only because my kitchen table is occupied by boxes needing unpacked……and I didn’t quite know what to do when there was no Saturday post….but since I know what’s going on I forgive you. I love this makeover and the fake windows what a great idea!

  3. LeeAnn
    November 10, 2014 / 5:17 PM

    If I was a guest in Vel’s home, she would have to have me forcibly removed as I would never want to leave that gorgeous room!

  4. November 10, 2014 / 8:05 PM

    The first room is like, “Thanks for letting me crash here.” The second room is, “Wow! I feel so honored to be here. Are you sure it is okay?” Those curtains are genius! Totally want to steal that idea someday if I have a guest room in my basement. The really make the room look luxurious.

  5. Hanna
    November 11, 2014 / 9:56 AM

    You’re right, I didn’t notice because the weekend went WAY too fast! And I would like an invitation to be her guest! The room is amazing!

  6. November 11, 2014 / 2:40 PM

    Looks fabulous! We have that exact headboard in our master bedroom, and I love it.

  7. November 13, 2014 / 5:06 PM

    THANK YOU so much for the feature and support Lindsey!!!!! You always write with such gusto and candor, our posts are always heightened by your witty intros! I just read this today since I’m just catching up on my blog reads. Thanks again!

  8. Anne-Marie
    November 24, 2014 / 11:22 AM

    What a lovely transformation. So cozy =)

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