The Basement - A New Console Table

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We've still got a lot of work to do in the basement. There are finishing details to work on (Alex) and decorating details to work on (me). I know, I know...... I totally divvied up the work fairly. 

Last weekend Alex was filling nail holes in the baseboards and caulking all of the trim. I was twiddling my thumbs waiting for the a-okay to bring our super cute new console table downstairs.

You see, as you are coming down the stairs there is a little nook in front of the pantry.  

As you can see from the floor plan, it's kind of an awkward spot. 

I wasn't really sure what to do with it until I came across an adorable, cottage-y console table at Homesense. It's got two little drawers, cute black hardware, a distressed white base, and a rustic wood top. 

Yup, it was meant to be mine.

At first I thought I would try and find a rattan desk chair to tuck under it, however since we're planning on having a built-in desk area elsewhere in the basement, I'm thinking some large storage baskets underneath would be cute and functional. Large baskets for throw pillows and throw blankets are a must - especially when we finally, after four long years, get to have movie nights with a real t.v. and fancy surround sound!!!


In other news, I'm trying to savor every last little moment of one-on-one time with my little guy. Only three months left, people. Three. {PANIC FACE!} In this picture, we are slurping hot chocolates together after a long walk in the fah-reezing cold. 

And yes, I am fully aware that my child was starting to resemble a certain Disney character named Mowgli.

It's all good now though. After procrastinating for weeks, we finally made it to the hairdressers this afternoon. :)


  1. Love that console table! So many cute ways to style it.

    1. Thanks so much, I can't wait until Alex is finished down there so I can get to it! :)

  2. I love the console table! So cute :-) I would love to see a post on any changes you are making to the nursery, as well as your "must have" baby items. I am expecting my first, & am a little overwhelmed by all the options out there.


    1. Thanks Ashley! Congrats on your first wee one. It really is such an exciting time. Were you looking for tips on baby items for the nursery (furniture, decor) or actual baby gear?

      I'm hoping to share some posts about how I'm changing up the nursery but I haven't been able to make any decisions yet. I'm kinda freaking out that I'm running out of time.

      Make sure to check back in! :)

    2. Well, both actually! Love your style of decorating, and also looking for a minimalist approach to baby gear. I'm sure you have millions of things to do, but I always enjoy the updates! :-)

  3. Love it. What color white is on your walls? Nice and fresh!

    1. The wall colour in the basement is a very light grey. It's called Silver Satin by Benjamin Moore.

      And thank you! :)

  4. Grandma me, and mother of four boys, I delight in your pics of Coop. My, how he is growing up so fast! You bring memories of my early mothering life. Your decorating style is right on. Thanks for blogging! Bobbie from Spokane

  5. That extra finished basement space is going to be awesome! Looking forward to seeing more. Mowgli is just the cutest (both the Disney one and your Coops.)


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