Friday, January 15, 2010


I have been cleaning and organizing my craft area in our basement all week long and in doing so I have been researching decorating ideas.  The walls down here are what is called Retro Mint Green and they are not a fave of mine at all!!!  I already have my gorgeous pink 1950's metal cabinets and my counter top that is also 1950's with boomerangs in green, pink and grey.  I love the pink, but hated the mint green.  I talked to my hubby and he said I should be able to paint my craft area with regular latex paint with no problem as it stays dry on my side of the basement and no waterproofing is needed.  Yay!

Your thinking, but your only going to paint part of your basement?  Yes, that's right!  See one side of my craft area is cut off by our storage room, the other side stops at the stairs which has a large wooden board where our dart board is attached too.  So I will be pricing paint this weekend and hopefully once it warms up I will be able to paint.  Lime green was the perfect choice. It should brighten the area up, it goes with the already pink cabinets and I can use neon yellow, neon orange, turquoise, bright blue, red, purple and hot pink as accent colors.  I have some beautiful Mexican oil cloth and red Alexander Henry sugar skull fabrics to use too.  I'm getting there people.  I figure it will help me immensely to have a beautiful area to come down and create in.  Kind of like a retreat.  And since those colors are the ones I use most it should help to inspire me.

Now back to cleaning!  Ugh!


Mommy Lisa said...

I wish I would get to paint soon. Ugh...sick of my green living/dining room.

Peterson Family said...

Cool! Post pics when you get it all done!

Thankfully Thrifty said...

Can't wait to see it! Hi from SITS!

Senora Muertos said...

Mommy Lisa, I am all gung ho on my craft room I think because it is all mine. But let me tell you the rest of the house needs paint too. Ugh!

Lori and Thankfully Thrifty, I will most definitely post some pics once it's done. I might be a while. Money is tight, I am just gung ho to get this done.