Colorful Basement Hangout

Host Joan Steffend and designer Erika Dodge add color and life to a dull, drab basement.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionA touch of retro is added to the curtains and walls of the basement.
Simple curtain panels are sewn from bed sheets and then customized with a corduroy cuff on the bottom. For a fun retro touch, two stripes are run from the curtains onto the walls. A teal strip of fabric is ironed onto the curtains, and then a continuing teal angular stripe is painted onto the walls.

A pair of wicker stools is given a slight contemporary look with a coat of cream-colored spray paint.

Makeover Information

Materials – $47
See Colors and Closet photograph for paint color details.
twin bed sheets: Ikea – Sova, 700.504.16
fabric adhesive: JoAnn Fabrics – Steam-a-Seam, 2962462

Wicker Stools – $66
wicker stools: Ikea – Dalby