The WonderBasement

Tonya Dieterlen Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator

Well since MAY....I've been doing a few things. Here's the scoop!

Tonya Dieterlen

Since my hiatus from the blog is probably a bit noticeable, I wanted to give you an update on what's going on in the WonderBasement:

My mom came up the end of March and had a knee replacement, here in Indianapolis. So she came up, had surgery and stayed with me for about 6 weeks, through the worst and first stages of recovery. She is doing great, almost 5 months later, she is pretty much back to her normal activities at home in Boonville. 

In mid-April, I decided that the WonderBasement needed a redo. It was a thought that had been brewing since January when I found THREE hutches I couldn't live without. They were from a nursery up in Noblesville, and the hutches had been used for their Christmas displays. They were changing up their decor. SO, I brought them home and put them in the basement, to let the ideas percolate in my brain, as to what I wanted to do with the hutches and the WonderBasment. Below, you can see hutch 1, 2, and 3. Little did I know this would begin an obsession with Early American hutches! 

Suddenly it hit me! I love Joanna Gaines and her awesome country-farm house style. It's comfortable, yet fresh, and I was ALL in! And the hutches fit perfectly into the farmhouse theme. And honestly, I don't do carbon copy stuff, but it was a launching point. My style has a little more bling and whimsy than Joanna, but the color base was all hers....specifically, Magnolia paint by KILZ. It's a beautiful line of paint that has the most soft, creamy colors you've ever laid eyes on! **swoon** and **heart eyes***

I was going to paint all of the hutches with Magnolia chalk paint, but before I did the hutches, I needed to really give the walls in the WonderBasment a facelift. SO, Goodbye, orange, & blue, you've served me well. I also wanted to break up the space a little more efficiently. Move my beads, sewing, and paper crafting all into their appointed places. Also, I wanted to add studio space to record FB lives and build my e-commerce business. (more on that in a later update)

So with the dedicated help of Jeff, Joey and Patrick, we set up to change the space. Literally, we worked June, July and most of August to get things back to being usable!

Tomorrow, I'm going to show you the fireplace remodel! One thing just kept leading to another, but I'm telling you, it was the best. thing. EVER!