September 6, 2010New Basement Floor – Red and Black Retro VCT Tile
Finally!! I know I have been promising to post pictures of the new basement floor for a while, and I have finally had time to sit down, edit photos and pick out some good ones.
Everyone will be happy to know that ALL of the nasty, gross carpeting is GONE from the basement. Huzzah! And it has been replaced with Armstrong VCT tile in red and black.
Let’s take a look, shall we???
Down the stairs aaaaaaaand….
Ta-Da!!! What do you think? Too crazy? We messed around with a lot of patterns and color combinations before coming up with this. First, we decided on the pattern, which was inspired by Tom’s grandparent’s basement.
Here is Tom’s little sister playing shuffleboard in his grandparent’s house.
I know, I know, we really should have gotten the shuffleboard.
We then threw color ideas around, wanting to go with something that wouldn’t impact resale too much, and at the same time be the retro basement we longed for.
In the end, we just decided to bite the bullet, forget about resale and go with the red and black we really wanted. And I think it ended up looking pretty good! Next up, paint on the walls, and new Formica for the countertops.
The carpet was also pulled out of my sewing room, thank goodness! I went with a nice neutral gray in this room. It looks like of institutional now, but my accent color is going to be turquoise, and the walls will all be painted gray in the near future. More pictures of this coming soon!
And here is Midnight enjoying the new floor!!! At first, the cats didn’t care for the new floor, one of them even refused to walk on the red squares and hopped from black to black across the floor. But they have all settled in now, and love the coolness of the floor compared to the hot, sticky summer upstairs.
Did anyone else just finish a big summer project??? Let us know!