Our basement office nook is finally coming together! It’s starting to feel like a real space and I couldn’t be more excited! The latest progress is the addition of the built in desk and shelves. Oh, and the wall is still blue, but it’s a bit darker now. I’ll get to that!
My husband gets most of the credit for the desk and shelves. I think we came up with the general idea together way back when we were starting to plan the space, but when it came time to design it, he was all over it!
At first, we were planning to use the same Ikea countertop that we used for our industrial side table, but my husband got to Ikea and found out that the oak butcher block is no longer solid wood. We didn’t want that, so we went with the beech butcher block instead. Only problem is that we were hoping to match the desk to the shelves since we did have enough leftover butcher block from the table. After a bit of testing, though, we came up with a stain combination that worked great on both pieces (and the oak “backsplash”) to make it all look cohesive. I think it turned out pretty well! And I love the way the beech took the stain. It’s so rustic looking!
Oh, and remember how I said the blue wall is darker? I added hemp oil to it to seal it which really made the color darker and richer. It’s actually the look I was going for in the first place. I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier!
And my extra printer, paper, and Silhouette, are right at my fingertips instead of across the room in the closet. This way I can still easily access them even though they don’t fit on the desk.
I really love how the basement is progressing, but we still have a lot to do. These are the things we still have to complete in the basement:
Add wood cap to the stair half wall Completely redo the stairs – still haven’t made a decision on what we want to do there Stain stair railing Entertainment center (planning on making over a dresser) Sliding doors to close off the room Closet doors to hide all my stuff Baseboards and crown moulding for the entire room
I think that’s it! I know we still have a long way to go, but we are so much farther than when we started out! I can’t wait to use this room on a regular basis!