Our basement "Ana White" Room

Submitted by LindseyA on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 19:59

We have a room in our basement that has very dark paint on the walls and NO windows, so we were looking for options to add lamps, as well as brighter colors to offset the darkness. I built two modified cabin collection end tables (no doors and the tops overhang by about an inch) for the lamps we already had. Once the tables were done, I saw the plan for the squared headboard and decided it would make an awesome large scale wall decor for cheaper than anything I could buy at the store. I modified the plan but cutting the "legs" down to 34.5 inches, but otherwise followed the plan pretty closely, laying out the pattern completely before I began assembling. It was a tedious process, but well worth it! (I used my kreg jig on both.)
As a side note, our 2x2's are NEVER straight, so I usually glue 2 1x2's together and sand the seam so it appears as one piece of wood.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
End tables (~$25 each), Wall Decor (~$30)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Rustoleum's American Accents in White, Semi-gloss (blue can).
Recommended Skill Level


Ana White

Fri, 06/10/2011 - 12:09

This my dear is the basement that Ana White wishes she had! Love the wall decor! Adds just the right touch! And cute little end tables! The wall color is perfect too!