Basement Buffet

Slowly but surely we are wrapping up our year long endeavor of designing and finishing our basement, from the rooter to the tooter, all by ourselves!  Once again, I'll reference our vision and goals for the space...we wanted an area set aside for food and drinks when entertaining and an area for dining, crafting, school work, game playing, etc.  And that's the piece of the puzzle we just finished up! 
I'll remind y'all that this was a pretty heinous place before our gut and re-do.  In addition to the walls, floors and ceilings that Honey put up throughout the basement, he also added a french door in this part of the room to provide MUCH needed natural light!  
The nice long table has already started to serve it's purpose for painting, crafting and game playing. 
Honey installed the wall of cabinets below to give us a place for dishes when entertaining, storage for toys and games below, a beverage center and a microwave.
Here's the scoop on the details:
- Board and batten walls painted in Benjamin Moore's Snow on the Mountain
- Pendant lights custom ordered through G. Scott Interiors (formerly known as both Patina Home Furnishings and Love Street Home). 

- Unfinished, pre-assembled cabinets purchased from Home Depot and painted in Benjamin Moore Fieldstone.  Hardware from Target.  
- Dining table from Ikea.
- Dining chairs from Ikea.
- Double Dot Rug from PB Teen
- Buffet shelves from Ballard Designs.
- Yellow leopard slip covers (Premier Prints fabric in corn) with custom Number Four Eleven monogram, sewn my Mother and myself.  Somewhat of a "tutorial" coming soon!
- Drapes sewn my me (Premier Prints fabric).  Black rods and rings from Target.
- Georgia Tech football programs collected by moi as a gift to Honey many Christmases ago.

And, should you want to peruse the unabridged edition of ALL the titillating details for this entire project, look here for the vision, here for a eight month update, here for the bar reveal, here for the finally finished banquette and here for the den. Last but not least will be the stairway!!

Lastly, a quick pic of the littles racing around the basement on a baby toy.  As promised during my picture taking session, I've got to get them outside for lunch and some slip n slide fun!  After all, it's SUMMERTIME!!!


  1. Simply outstanding!! I really like the colors you chose. I know you will enjoy this space for years to come! Congratulations on a job well done!!

  2. Beautiful! Love the drink station idea and the light from the french doors make it hard to believe that it is a basement (walk out basements are the best kind). We have a basement that is not a walk out and I am always looking for ways to make it seem non basement like with light.
    Thank you for sharing yours.


  3. That's great, Amanda! That's an enviable area to have in your basement. Most basements here have little tiny windows and I think it's great you have a walk out. The doors really bring in a lot of light.

  4. What's NOT to love with this gorgeous room! LOVE it...everything about it! WOW!

  5. oh it looks awesome... i think i will grab me a sample of the paint you used on the cabinets to test out for my kitchen, i am dying to do the bottom in a grey blue and the top in white. we shall see.

  6. What a great space. Looks like a lot work but the payoff will be huge :) Like your framed sports programs. I just posted about framing Sports Ill covers.

  7. You accomplished your goals beautifully! What a fantastic space ... fun and functional. Love the shelves and drink station ... and your framed prints are awesome!! *Becca* (your newest follower)


  8. That's beautiful! I miss basements - we don't have them here. I love that you added a kitchen space for easy entertaining ... it makes it so functional and fun.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

  9. Two words: Basement Envy!!! :) You and Honey together make an amazingly talented team for doing remodels!! Between his ability to build just about anything and your amazing creativity, you all have created some awesome living & entertaining spaces! When can we come over and play down there? :)

  10. Looks great. Love all the little details.

  11. So much hard work I know what that's like! But look at it now what an awesome space just what you wanted. Its worth it isnt it?
    Saying hi from Wow us Wednesdays :)

  12. Your basement is wonderful! Such a great space to relax and enjoy! Thanks for sharing this at FNF :)

  13. Your basement looks amazing! I'd love to add it and a few of your other room images from your home tour to the inspiration galleries on my site and include you in a feature post. Let me know if you're interested!

  14. Wow! This is your basement?! Beautiful. I just found your blog and I'm following. Love what I'm seeing,

  15. brinkka2011 says: This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also know how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses. Youve got a design here thats not too flashy, but makes a statement as big as what youre saying. Great job, indeed.

  16. What a beautiful basement! Love the patterns and color. Such a fun livable space!


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