ic Kathe With an E: Basement Storage Reveal

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Basement Storage Reveal

I have to start this post with a big shout out to Mr. B!!
He put in long hard hours into creating a more cohesive
space for me to store all of my tablescaping and home décor pieces!
He gave up many evenings and several weekends planning and
building, what I consider to be, the ideal storage solution for a small room in the basement.
I am very proud to show off his handy work to you today!

Almost a year ago I shared with you where I keep it all here in this post.
www.kathewithane.com
The storage room was an embarrassing mismosh of different shelving and the room felt very dark.

My dishes were stacked precariously on the shelves and I would have to, carefully, move stacks of them to get to the dishes I wanted for a particular table setting I wanted to create.

Not to mention, boxes of recent purchases lining the floor.
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It was just annoying to even go into the room.

So began the process of removing everything from the room.
Kathe With An E Basement Storage
Everything had to be taken off the shelves and moved out to the bar area of the basement.
(This isn't even half of it!)

Leaving Mr. B with a clean slate to work with.

One of things I love about Mr. B is that he is just as addicted to Pinterest as I am.
While I am pinning table and décor inspiration he is finding home improvement and organization motivation.
Here is what he found for his jumping off point:
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(Source: The Bungalow Blog)

What we both liked about this plan is that there are very few posts to get in the way.
Boxes and bins can be moved around the shelves very easily.

Mr. B then used his CAD drafting program and came up with his design.
Several trips to Home Depot later and he was ready to put it all together.
Kathe With An E Basement Storage Reveal
This is where you first come into the room.
He angled the shelves here, making it a cleaner entrance
since the furnace and water heater are on the left.
Kathe With An E DIY Basement Storage
I promise you, every shelf is over engineered and level! 
That's another thing I love about Mr. B! 
Anything he builds is made to last a lifetime!
Kathe With An E DIY Shelving
Every bin was measured precisely to insure they would fit on
any shelf and all of the shelves are 24" deep.
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My job was to put everything back where it all made sense to me.
Kathe With An E DIY Shelving Solution
He even made an area for my glasses so that they aren't
scattered all over the house!
Yes, they are now all in one place!
Kathe With An E DIY Shelving Solution
Larger pieces and all of my vases and candlesticks
are lined up, by color, on the top shelf.
Kathe With An E DIY Storage
The angled shelf is a perfect pantry for overstock. 
I'm a semi-hoarder when it comes to canned goods.
Kathe With An E DIY Shelving Solution
Now, I am always honest with you and I always will be.
Kathe With An E DIY Shelving Solution
It's still a work in progress.
Kathe With An E Basement Storage
I have some major purging to do and 
Mr. B wants to complete the shelving around the back corner
to include his home brewing supplies.

It took Mr. B two full weekends to complete the project.
Total cost, not including a new laser level, was under $250.
And, we will be recovering some of that once we sell off the previous shelving and I hold a ginormous garage sale.

But, to not have to worry about dishes crashing to the floor in the middle of the night and being able to find what I am looking for pleases me to no end!

I go down there now, for no reason,
just to look at how much neater and organized my crazy hobby is now! 

Again, thank you Mr. B!  You are the bestest ever I swear!



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72 comments:

  1. WOW, you are lucky to have such a great place to store all your props! Mr. B did a fantastic job. Too bad I live so far from you or I would have a ball at your yard sale!

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  2. What a wonderful makeover! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  3. How awesome, Kathe! Mr. B. did a really great job with those shelves! I bet it is so much better use of space too!

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  4. Your shelving is awesome Kathe! Mr. B is quite the handyman...:) Isn't it nice having a hubby who can do what you need him to do? I have one too and am so blessed! Congrats on the new storage area....:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  5. What a great storage area/pantry! He really did a good job, and I envy your being able to see what you have and know where to find it!

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  6. Can you send Mr B over for a few days!! How fab for you to have such great storage area. I would be going back to the finished project every couple hours to keep seeing all my efforts realized,

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  7. Umm go mr B that's fantastic I want to do the very same thing in ours!

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  8. Can he come buildvsome shelves at my house? My basement looks even worse than your before picture. I REALLY need some big shelves.. :)

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  9. Great job! Wish I could come to your yard sale!

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  10. Kathe,

    Great storage space and the hubby did a great job.

    Cynthia

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  11. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous job. Your hubs did an amazing job. Even though you have a lot of "stuff," it looks neat and organized. Wow. I'm impressed. Susan p.s. Saw your entry on Kathy's blog.

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  12. I am so jealous would love to have that kind of storage. Mr. B you ROCK!

    Cathy <;)

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  13. My hubby is like mr b. Lol. I need to do this in my attic.

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  14. It looks great! And that shelving will be a real selling point if/when you ever move.

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  15. Mr.B you are a hero to all of use tablescaping gals!! What great shelves and so easy to organize. I sometimes worry I will hear crashing coming from my dish closet but so far (fingers crossed) nothing has broken. I am at the point that when something new comes in something old has to go out. Great shelves and what a sweet guy!! Kathe you already know what a lucky lady you are!
    hugs, Linda

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  16. You have one of the best husbands ever! These shelves are so great. I also think it is pretty great that he loves Pinterest as much as you do!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  17. Wow, it looks so great. Good job.
    Cheers,
    Char
    http://1epicmom.com

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  18. I am swooning over all that storage space!! Can I rent Mr. B for a few days?! I'll feed him well:). I think if My garage were that organized, I would be out there just looking at it all the time!
    XO,
    Christy

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  19. Awesome storage! I really need this much storage to. If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-3.html

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  20. Well done Mr. B! I know what a joy it is to have everything organized. How wonderful that your sweet Mr. B also enjoys pinterest too. thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things xo

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  21. It looks wonderful!! I have to work against coveting the basement itself since we live about a millimeter above sea level here and can't have them. I would really love all that storage.

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  22. Oh man - GREAT job!! Can you send him my way for a day? Haha!

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  23. What a great makeover! We are in dire need of purging and reorganizing...almost afraid the show "hoarders" will show up! Thanks for sharing, very inspiring.

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  24. Wow, that is awesome! Can I borrow Mr.B? Maybe you could loan him out...LOL:) Awesome job!

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  25. Your before pictures look just like my basement. Thanks for sharing your redo!

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  26. Mr. B is the best. Peace of mind.
    Joy

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  27. I'm giving Mr. B a standing ovation right now! Can you guys hear me clapping? The NEXT sound you hear will be of Ramon hitting the floor when I tell him I want the same thing! :-) :-) :-) He did a MAGNIFICENT job! I love it that he is precise and wants everything built to last! The very thickness of the shelves proves that he's not playin' around when it comes to durability and being able to take a load!!! And he even ANGLED some of it! WOW!!!!!! You have a sweetheart of a husband...but, of course, you already KNEW that!!! Congratulations on your new space! Enjoy it and tell Mr. B that a WHOLE LOT of husbands are mad as a wet hen at him right now!!! :-)

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  28. P.S., Kathe...be REAL careful when you're purging! I have given away/sold some really great stuff in the heat of the moment. Just think it over very carefully!!!!! :-)

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  29. Great job Mr. B! Don't you just love to go into this space now and ust look at all your beauties! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF Kathe!

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  30. Amazing!! My current system looks like your "before"! I would absolutely love to have shelves like yours!! Great job!

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  31. I get positively giddy when I see large storage spaces like this! I'm a lover of organization, so this made me smile. :)

    Excellent job, Mr. B!

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  32. If it's possible to have basement or storage envy, I have it. I'm so jealous!

    Wanna come to my house? I'll bake you cookies for your troubles. (And by "bake" I mean I will go to my local bakery and buy some.)

    How can you turn down such an offer?!

    FYI: I'm visiting from the show off blog hop. :-)

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  33. You are one lucky lady! What a fabulous storage area. Kudos to Mr. B for a job well done!!

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  34. Your space is amazing and so is Mr. B. We don't have basements in very many California homes, but I would sure love one. We do have an attic that we use for storage and I need to do just what you did in your basement. My husband isn't handy like yours, but I think I can achieve some of your organization.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. Kathe, when we first moved into this home my sweet hubby built me storage almost identical to this. It's in the basement and runs under our entire porch. I love it! It's home to all of my holiday decor and food storage. Your hubby did a great job! Is he a CAD guy? Mine is an Engineeer. Both great with math, right? Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  36. Wow go Mr. B!! He did a fabulous job on it! And I'm totally jealous that he likes Pinterest lol. I wish my guy liked it as much as I do :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders and have a lovely day!

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  37. Shelving makes all the difference for storage, especially in a basement or garage. Yours look great! My husband made very similar shelves for our basement, as well. Great job! Stopping by from BNOTP.

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  38. What a great space to have. Love the new shelving!
    Liz

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  39. Awesome job! We have similar shelves in our basement storage too! I'm so impressed he drew it in CAD first. I use CAD every day at work, but we drew up ours on a scrap piece of paper, lol! Granted they don't look anywhere near as professional and custom as yours! Great job :)
    - Lora

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  40. Wonderful shelving/storage. Mine is all over the house...linen closet converted to dishes, coat closet at end of hall converted to dishes...but like you said...it's a difficult thing to pull things out. In the laundry room, I have two dressers with glass door hutch tops, with a desk I use for sewing in between. These were formerly used in a bedroom...wish I had a matching set of those on the opposite wall as well. Both hutch tops hold sets of glasses and dishes. My hubby put a board across the top of the whole thing, and that board holds my collection of Chickens and Roosters when not being displayed in my kitchen. (Bunnies still in the kitchen, LOL) On the other laundry room wall, under a window, are two black cubby hole units. Each one has a barrister style book case with the drop down glass doors on top. They store tureens and mini-soup tureens. So..it's everywhere, it's everywhere. How I wish Florida homes could have basements. It's very hard to have a tablescape/dish hobby without looking like a hoarder. Your space is wonderful... kudos to Mr. B!

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  41. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  42. My husband built the exact same type of shelves in our basement. Don't you love it! There are some on one end of the basement for home storage and on the other end for pantry storage. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  43. Kathe,
    I LOVE how you've used the space for storage!!!
    "Mr. Ed" and I did something similar in my creative space,
    Studio One, using metal shelving!!!
    The major purging is one of the keys to keeping my space
    looking neat and organized here on the Prairie!!!
    Visiting from Susan's!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  44. Great storage system!! We need to do this in our garage!

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  45. Kathe, that is fantastic! I am totally jealous. My husband keeps asking me, if I would like to move some tableware to the basement (sweet man), but that is he space and I am trying hard not to encroach on it. Your husband is the best to build those wonderful shelves for you!

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  46. You are really lucky with that hubby!!! Thank you for linking it up at the Fine Craft Guild's linky party. BTW we have a contest, that just opened yesterday, for a STUNNING necklace. Come check it out if you are interested, ~ Rose

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  47. Oh my word, I am so jealous, I would kill for that kind of storage. Well done. It looks amazing. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  48. Featuring you!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  49. Wow. You lucky little lady you! Tell Mr. B. He did a fantastic job! Serioiusly, I am trying not to be jealous right now...by storage currently looks much worse than your before picture...I don't even have mismatched shelving...it's all just stacked everywhere. Too bad we aren't neighbors so I could take some of that mis-matched shelving off your hands :)

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  50. Home brewing? What does he make? I just started a batch of dandelion wine! We have plenty of dandelions in Connecticut right now! Have a great week. Linda

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  51. Amazing!! I am jealous! Thanks for linking up at Party In Polka Dots!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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  52. I am so jealous ;) I think I would go down and look at it every once in awhile too. I love organization and your husband really out did himself on this project. Way to go!!!

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  53. wow! Your built in storage is amazing!! What a difference. thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations... Winners for the giveaway will be announced Wed... Have you entered?
    www.nap-timecreations.com

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  54. I need to do this! Awesome job ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  55. I love it Kathe! What a fantastic storage area...and hubby!

    Peace,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  56. I love it!!!!!! We just buikt this new house and moved in October. I claimed one area of the basement as my "dish room" and we BOUGHT shelving at Lowes. My hubby is very handy like yours but just did nOT feel like building all that shelving after the move. I haven't posted about it yet as I JUST got it organized and cleaned up but will be posting it soon. Congrats on your new space!!!! And a big applause for your hubby. XO, Pinky

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  57. Well done to both you and Mr B, Kathe! It looks great and two weeks were quick to finish this whole project :-) Thank you for sharing this at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

    Linda
    With A Blast

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  58. Looks great! You wil love your new room!

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  59. My garage is in desperate need of these shelves. Following you on Bloglovin' Stop by sometime!

    Amanda
    Cupcakesandcorndogs.com

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  60. Oh, what a girl can do with that kind of storage! I do miss our basement - we have a dirt cellar - maybe someday we can make it to where we can use it! Well done Mr. B! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursay,
    Kathy

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  61. Kathe, you are so organized! I am envious. Send your husband my way please!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! I can't wait to see what you bring next week.

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  62. That look so nice and organized! I would dare even say 'pretty' storage :) Great work! I bet it's such a relief to have it all done. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Be sure to check out my co-hosting 'Like Me' on Facebook live today at http://www.busymomshelper.com/2013/04/like-me-on-facebook-wednesday-with_23.html

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  63. Kathe that is wonderful! You've got a real sweetie there. Its so helpful if you're a blogger when all your supplies are organized. This looks great! I so need to do this in my storage building. Thanks for linking up this week at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  64. Isn't it great to be organized...and you've really got it together now! That is an awesome setup you have for your treasures. Kudos to Mr. B! Thanks so much for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share linky party. Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  65. Kathe, your basement is awesome and amazing!! You are so lucky to have that extra storage space. Wow, I love it. We had a huge basement in my house growing up in MO, and I miss it so much!! You are so going to enjoy the new look. A huge bravo to Mr. B!! He did a fabulous job.

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Have an awesome weekend.
    XOXO
    Kathy

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  66. WOW! That is a ton of storage! I am so jealous :)

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  67. Hooray for handy husbands! What an amazing storage space that he created for you! Lucky lady. :) Thanks so much for sharing at Much Ado About Monday!

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  68. Just amazing! Love it!

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  69. What a great job - I will have to show my mum she will be so jealous!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focusing on garage, basement & outside organisation this week, Alice x

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