Painted paneled basement revealed

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.

Love from

Creative in Chicago


p.s. Want to “rate this space” head on over to HGTV  where you can give this transformation 5 lovely stars!

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8 thoughts on “Painted paneled basement revealed

    1. Hi Tammy,
      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.

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