The final thing I did to get the basement prepared to my standards for working in that space... is paint the steps. It is amazing what a bit of paint can do... Crisp edges, clean risers and treads. I like to paint the treads a different color than the risers, from the lower vantage point, it is a more interesting look..like a ladder. Usually I paint the risers a lighter color, however, I can imagine in some scenarios, a darker riser would be more aesthetic. For my purposes here, bring as much light into the space as possible.
|The finished steps, dark purple-gray with the same floor paint on the risers|
|Before painting the treads. The risers were the same color as the treads. The paint was old and looked very dirty and worn.|
|The sewing area from the back... this is where most of the activity will take place, also the most even part of the floor.|
|The fabric totes. I counted 30... ok so it is a lot!|
|As the basement is starting to fill up, immediately after finishing painting the floors.|
|The back corner of the basement opposite the steps. This is where the floor is the most uneven.|
This back corner is where I think we are going to set up computer stuff, printer etc. as well as, hopefully get a sofa down those narrow stairs. It will be a nice area to sit comfortably while reading a bit of research material, taking a break from the work stations, or a place for visiting creatives to hang out.. now, I have some sorting to do... maybe post progress through the day... or not... we will see how it goes...