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Mar 7, 2012

Under-Stair Storage

We were pretty lucky to purchase a house with a fully-finished basement.  Not many in our neighbourhood are.  While our tastes don't match those of the previous owners (full wet bar, pool table taking up entire main open area), I have to admit that they did excellent work. 

There is a smaller open area at the bottom of the stairs that they used for a playroom.  They had an old schoolhouse chalkboard and storage cubes along the walls.  We'd like to take the storage one step further and have built-in shelving under the stairs. 

Currently the area looks like this:


A pretty good blank slate to start with.  I didn't take a picture of the closet under the stairs but it looks something like this (though full of paint cans, luggage, and rolled up area rugs).

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I'm picturing doing something like this. 


 Unfortunately, I think Tom is picturing something more like this.  



I'm hoping for fewer coolers and sleeping bags,
and more knick-knacks and pretty wicker baskets.

Like this:


And this:


And this:


And this:



Do you think that if I post enough pictures I'll convince him? :-)


4 comments:

Megan said...

That would look fantastic! Megan

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

Erin @ His & Hers said...

haha husbands and their man storage. Your inspiration pics are gorgeous! Gotta love finding a new place to store stuff, right?

Thanks for following my blog! I'm glad to have you along! :) (Your pinecone ornament is adorable--I see that pop up everywhere! How cool!)

BarbSteadman said...

I can't believe he actually liked one of the other pictures. It's a miracle!