Hey Guys! I think I’m going to do a lot more quick brief posts since my new kid schleppin’ schedule isn’t allowing me tons of time for the long winded, in depth kinda posts that I like to do. Having less time means coming up with new ways of making the stuff I care about fit in. I still wanna share whats been happening around the house, especially since the basement is basically done, and because duh, I love ta blog! Someday I will be sharing the entire basement in all it’s god damn glory, promise. For now, be prepared for a few quick posts about the last minute details.
Last week I installed these wall shelves in the recess (aka niche) of one of the columns that flanks some of the built-in cabinetry in the basement. We have quite a few of these “columns” in the basement, and this being the biggest, it seemed like a waste of space if we were to just leave it void of any functionality. Back when they worker guys were framing in the basement I made an on-the-fly decision, and asked the dudes if they wouldn’t mind throwing this niche in the column so we could make something of the space. Now I realize having a niche wall is a little Naples time share, but who cares! Now I’ve got this spot to show off some glassware, I mean the wine cooler (aka beer and juice box fridge) is located right below it.
I spent way to long shopping the internet for the best deal on glass. In the past I have been happy with Dulles Glass, but they price for two shelves ($75) sounded insane. I was able to find the exact same glass for about half the price over at One Day Glass. The hardware consists of a pair of special glass shelf brackets, the install was a snap.
Hope you guys are all doing well. See you with another tiny post real soon!
These plants rule.
Oh! I love the niche! So cute!
How is this a BASEMENT!!? So airy! Liking the niche!
Thanks! I’ll admit, I do brighten the pics in photoshop, but it holds up pretty well in real life!
I’m so jealous of your ferns every time I see them. I love maidenhair ferns, but I can’t keep them alive. I have an asparagus fern (like that frothy one you have) that’s happy, and a rabbit’s foot fern, a boston fern, and some other random ferns, but I’ve pretty much given up on the maidenhair ones. Do you have any tips or secrets?
Rachael! The secret is that you gotta replace them when they die ;) Seriously though, they are little babys who want moist soil all the time. Anytime we go on vacation I’ll for sure lose one. I just plan on replacing one or two every few months. I always grab the $4.99 pots at the garden store so I’m not spending all the moneys. I love the Asparagus fern, it’s my new favorite!
Ah, I guess I just need to find a cheaper fern source, and to get a handle on my plant-killing guilt. I’ve had my asparagus fern for a couple of years, and the tip I have is that mine LOVES to have wet feet. The wetter the better. Unhealthy for most plants, but apparently not that one.
Your basement looks amazing, too, btw!
I’ve managed to keep 1 of 3 maidenhair ferns alive! I mist it 1 to 2 times a day and keep the soil dampish. It’s one of my favorites too! I put this one on the mantle when I first got it and fried it to a crisp. I thought it was dead for sure, but I just cut the whole plant down to an inch and watered and it came back. It must have 9 lives. =D
You are singlehandedly redefining America’s perception of basement living. It looks gorgeous and is totally someplace I’d like to be.
Ha! I suppose we just had to make the most of what we have since we plan on staying here a long time. It is a pretty rad basement though, I think I like it better than the rest of the house ;)
I have loved watching your basement go from scary to stunning!!! Did you do the renderings in SketchUp?
What size fridge and cabinets did you purchase?