Monday, March 30, 2015

Reclaiming My Basement Space

I have basement envy from my fellow blogger
 Amy at  Stow and Tell U .
She's also the dear friend that surprised me with this beautiful
It will be perfect for my spring lilacs,

 and also this gorgeous Herb Chart all the way from Salem Massachusetts

 I feel almost witchy with this in my possession.  I am now practicing spells!  It still hasn't worked on the basement clean-up but I try everyday.

Pocus mundatis FUNDAMENTUM
That might be Witchcraft for
Hocus Pocus...Clean The Basement!
After weeks of sorting, sneezing, and many
 visits to the local waste engineer,
a.k.a The Dump Guy, the basement was ready for phase two.

And this was a picture of the VERY  best part of the floor!

You can see my first and second attempt of a clean-up

and here
Phase two.......Flooring
Just cheap flooring that I could walk on without having to put on my big rubber boots.

Part two of the new floor coming soon.  I have a large bookcase that my grandpa built full of books to relocate and then I will be on my knees again.

that means move this bookcase in witchcraft!
UNBELIEVABLE.... it worked!
Stay tuned!

Cheers from


  1. Ha, I see why you've been so quiet lately! Hiding all those bodies is not easy feast! I'm now the one turning blue, those floors are gorgeous!

  2. OH!!!! That looks great. I can't wait to see it all done. You are doing a GREAT job down there. xo Diana

  3. Wow! Great job on hiding those carcasses. It looks pretty awesome so far. Amy did a fabulous job on her basement, and I'm sure yours will be just as fabulous. While you're whipping up spells can you please send a warm weather one my way to get rid of our snow. It's being really stubborn, and I need to see some crocuses already.

  4. Looking good! Love the flooring and those shelves! I can't wait to see it finished! Have a great week!

  5. Looking good! It's all about the floors... at your house and mine :-) I can't wait to see all of it Karen! Did you bring home anything from the dump? You know all the cool people dumpster shop...

  6. The floor looks great! I have a similar approach to dusting. I don't, I just paint over it.

  7. Hi Karen, LOVE your flooring. What a big job and you are doing a fabulous job. It will be so nice when complete and I look forward to seeing more of your project.
    Love your gifts too. The jar and herb sign is awesome.
    Did you find any great treasures at the dump??
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, CM

  8. YOU did those Karen?
    I need you to come visit for a few weeks - this summer - ok?
    What a beautiful job - and a beautiful choice !

  9. Great minds think alike! I see you got a bug (lol) to redo your basement too! I love the flooring you picked out. We went with tile, and I bet your hardwood is a lot less cold to stand on! Now, I have Easter dinner ready for you, just make sure you bring some of your handy skills so we can finish my basement after dinner, K?

  10. Oh My Goodness. I love old basements and yours puts the bar high. Great space for you to "bug" out to. xo

  11. What a beautiful flooring!! Can hardly wait to see the bookcase, but I'll pass on the bugs, please. LOL! ;)

  12. Such delight! What will you do with the new basement? Hide new bodies? :))

  13. Dude....hiding the carcasses is the BEST! You should have seen how many bodies we buried when we had our basement poured. Oh crap. Now the cops are going to be on to me....


  14. I want to join your coven!!! Witch meetings to be held in your basement!

  15. Living in Floruba, land of hurricanes and sinkholes, basements aren't commonplace. My basement in Indiana though................too damp to lay carpet or hardwood. Had to actually PAINT the floor, and we know how that works out in the long term: chip chip chip

  16. I'm so glad to see that the spell chart is working out for you. You'll be fluent in no time and your whole house will be hocus pocusly perfect!!! You sure have been busy hiding those bodies, but busy in a really good way, your new floor looks awesome!!! Thanks for the mention. I'm just so glad you liked yiur little goodies xoxo

  17. Oh, YAY, you picked the best option.....the floor is beautiful! And what hocus pocus plans do you have for the delightful space you are creating? Maybe a "Woman Cave".....hmmm? Gotcha thinkin' didn't I?

  18. I don’t know how should I give you thanks! I am totally stunned by your article. You saved my time. Thanks a million for sharing this article.

  19. Now I wish I had a basement: your floor looks great! Also, I'm going to practice that spell to move bookcases, because I really need it!

  20. It's looking good! Hope you are enjoying the process!


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