5.25.2012

Basement dwellers

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I rearranged the basement today, after purchasing some new drinking glasses. 

That's normal right?

Mostly I put together a temporary bar, and shifted some sewing area stuff. 

I really regret not buying that beautiful deco bar at an estate sale when I had the chance! But that's just one on my long list of estate sale regrets. 

Since we live with my grandma some of the things in the basement are hers, like some pictures, and the bedroom set (look at that huge mirror!). 

Have a good weekend! 

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A stocking dryer hangs little hats really well up on the ceiling.
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Sams shoe rack is an old CD shelf. Photobucket
Thin velvet hangers are my new best friend. I can fit twice as much on racks, and things don't slip. Photobucket
My hide-a-way sewing table doubles as a writing desk. Photobucket
Anchor magazine rack (!!!) is currently utilized as a knitting station. Photobucket
A vintage vanity is the base for our "bar". Everything kind of fits together like a puzzle, magazines in the metal stand, glasses and games on the shelf, bottles on the tray! Photobucket
Before we moved in I painted the bathroom. It was the only room in the house that just looked really, really sad. And since I've never been able to paint anywhere we lived, I took full advantage of that! It's a design I saw in a magazines years ago, and I really like the result! Photobucket
No space left unused. Photobucket
Two crates are a perfect fit for this traincase and sewing basket. I have my mending kit on top, thread in the middle, and little sewing projects at the base. Easy grab things I use often. 

29 comments:

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

oh my gosh, i LOVE the way you painted your bathroom! it's so pretty! it reminds me of Anthropologie!

Lisa said...

I like the bathroom, too; very Picasso. Also, the clothes as decoration! You guys really use the space well. :)

art deco dame said...

Looks good!the design in the bathroom is darling!

The Wearwithal said...

I've got to get some of those thin velvet hangers!

Mrs. April said...

I love the way all of this looks. It gives me a lot of inspiration for when I move again.

-april.

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Such a great use of space, I love the vintage vanity bar and your 'hat hanger'!

Laura said...

Nice! Where did you get those velvet hangers? I have never seen such as these.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I could not be more confused. You live in a basement? But the light is so amazing??

Handmade by Emily said...

Oh wow, that looks dreamy! It's like an Aladdin's cave full of vintage treasures.

Emily x

Kristian said...

His is a fun peek into your life

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

What a treasure chest of a room, it must be lovely to have a whole basement to use for storage. I am SO going to use the stocking dryer idea for my hats. And I'm using those same velvet hangers!

www.pennydreadfulvintage.com/blog

Nan said...

This space you have made looks very like you. Your love of vintage is all over the place.

Debi said...

Fabulous and great use of space. Love the retro bar set up and omg. I spied a pretty blue hat. instant hat love :)

VintageRoseGirl said...

Everything looks so cute! I love it!!

you can check out the blog that my sister and I write at oneinchapart.wordpress.com

we would love to hear what you think of it!!

Teresa said...

It's a basement vintage wonderland!
I love the velvet hangers. I've never seen those before and your bathroom paint job is magnificient.

Colleen said...

Wow look at all those clothes! I like how your whole place is your closet

Irene :: { Heirloom Attire } :: said...

Beautiful bathroom wall design, Solanah! You did such a wonderful job painting it!

Jessica Cangiano said...

My goodness, what a thoroughly fantastic Aladdin's cave of vintage treasures you've created in this basement.

I love all of your clever storage ideas (I used to hang hats from a stocking dryer to hang hats, too, in our old place - might revisit that idea again, though I'm hoping to display at least some of them on the wall these days, as we have a tad more space), and think you've done a thoroughly stellar job of arranging your gorgeous vintage items in this new setting.


♥ Jessica

Kit said...

I love the pattern in the bathroom-great colours too! A very impressive and organised use of space!

Karoline said...

OMG I love it!
Fantastic!!!

Melissa said...

Ingenious! Stocking drying rack for hats! And the thin velvet hangers would be perfect in my teeny tiny NYC closets...where would one find them, are they easy to get?

Solanah said...

Thanks everyone!

I got the hangers at T.J. Maxx, but they are sold many places online.

Maisy said...

love the painted bathroom, and what a treasure trove of delights! I love the bar and the anchor knitting station!

littlemissmaisyblogging.blogspot.com

x

Julie Bergmans said...

I can't believe I've remained unaware of these miraculous hangers. How bloody brilliant! Your place looks, of course, quite entirely perfect for you. (For now! I know.)

Elyse said...

Love what you did with the stocking dryer! I've been looking for something to hold my hats and hair bows and it's the perfect idea.

In The Heyday said...

Love the bathroom. It looks like the most heavenly of basements ever

Hannah said...

Oh the bathroom is beautiful, love that shade, and you utilise your space so well. That anchor rack is making me drool xxx

helen at thelovecatsINC said...

absolutely beautiful post!

from, helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com

Honeysuckelle said...

This is such a cute space, I love all the amazing things you have about the room. I adore that blue train case.

<3Honeysuckelle