Dear Chicago House,
Well I thought it was about time I shared with you the de-browning of your basement. Do you remember what you looked liked a few months back?
Nasty is putting it nicely. Your heavy wooden paneling was quite horrid and to be honest I never wanted to descend you stairs.
Now after many hours labor and more coats of paint than I ever thought possible you look like this.
AHHHH isn’t that so much better, I rather like descending to your depths now to be beaten at pool again on a retro 70’s pool table that was left behind by your previous owners.
I have not done much to style you yet, you are a blank canvas waiting for embellishments but they will come and then I will share some more photos with you.
Creative in Chicago
p.s. Want to “rate this space” head on over to HGTV where you can give this transformation 5 lovely stars!
8 thoughts on “Painted paneled basement revealed”
looks so great now! it's amazing what a few coats of paint can do!
I love the term 'debrowning', I could use a deugly, declutter and dedoghair. lol
yea..we could start a whole trend new decorating vocab!
What color did you paint he basement?
plain old white!
What preparation did you have to do to the paneling before painting?
I used a primer first before two coats of latex paint. After painting it was easier to see any homes that needed filling. I filled them in with calk and painted over them. It was a massive project but well worth it.