Basement Remodel Update: We’re almost there

Oh how I wish this were the big reveal of the finished basement, but it’s not.

basement crown molding remodel

We are so, so close, though. Hopefully this will be the very last unfinished update before the Big Reveal. Fingers crossed.

basement remodel

The walls still look like a patchwork quilt (and look! More colors!) and the floor is now covered with giant globs of sheetrock mud.

But, we are getting there. Slow and steady wins the race.

basement remodel ceiling in theater room

We still have a ways to go. BUT, we have lots and lotsa ideas and also some trim!

basement remodel theater room ceiling trim

Now you might be scratching your chin while looking at this photo, wondering why we placed the trim so low on the wall and so far in on the ceiling. Well, lemme show you the inspiration photos and maybe it will make more sense.

Check it out! Here is what I hope to accomplish by putting the trim up like this.

theater ceiling idea
Photo via Pinterest

Trim painted white plus a little rope lighting above the crown should give us a really cool effect on the ceiling in the theater room. At least that is the plan. We’ll see how it pans out soon enough.

basement lighting
Photo via Pinterest

Today the guys finished installing all the crown molding, the door trim and…. drum roll please….

basement board and battenbasement stairs board and batten

Yep, it’s BOARD AND BATTEN! Whoop whoop!

I finally climbed aboard the B&B train. I figured since it was in the basement stairwell that I could just keep the door shut if I hate it in a few years when it becomes dated like an avocado green refrigerator. But for now? I LOVE IT! I think it looks OUT-FREAKING-STANDING! I’m very very excited about this basement remodel. It’s gonna be gorgeous when it’s done. I can’t wait to reveal the final finished product.

Wish us luck!

To see the basement remodel project from start to finish, click here.

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  1. OMG Beth! I might just have to copy this trim idea for our family room!!! AHHHHHHHHMAZING WOMAN!

  2. Allison aka Half of VAMH says:

    WOAH mama! This is looking AMAZING! Holy sheet[s]rock[/s]!

  3. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says:

    Wow, it is really looking fabulous. I can’t wait to see the reveal. Hugs, Marty

  4. It all looks great, that ceiling is going to be amazing !!!

  5. Carrie Ann says:

    This is beautiful!!! I want to do this on our stairs. Do you by chance know the kind of wood they used for the board and batten?

  6. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! We just redid my basement (still not quite finished but it’s livable) and it turns out to be a lot of work but it’s SO worth it in the end! I love the molding– I might have to copy that idea somewhere in my house. :). Good luck!

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