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I'm a 23 year old Business Systems Analyst planning a DIY-heavy wedding to the love of my life on 9 . 10 . 11. Other then wedding planning, I spend most of my time trying to stay in shape or playing with my 3 dogs...Gabby, Dudley, and Tyson. I hate cleaning and almost never go a day without wearing something purple, and I hope you can keep up with my ADD blogging style!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wedding Central Moved to the Basement

So, after I organized all my wedding stuff and then proceeded to get to work on my Well Wishes Tags  by crawling around on the floor of the spare bedroom (since there's no readily available desk space) I decided I wanted to (once again - we've only lived in this house for a year and a half and I've already painted the basement twice) re-decorate the basement.

Some people have "Man Caves" but since when we moved in together (and thus combined all our furniture) we decided to keep fi's couches, etc. in the main living space, the basement became mine.  At the time I had an awesome couch that was super comfy, but was far too big for the space.  It fit, it just didn't look very nice.  And there are built in shelves where I put my books and other random stuff.  I wish I had taken a before picture, because the transformation after I Ikea-ed the hell out of it is AMAZING.  But, alas, I forgot to take pictures of the space with the big green couch.  But here it is now:
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And then the wall directly across from this space didn't really change much but here it is:
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That cat bed is really Charles' thrown (he's King of the basement, haha) and I have the BEST computer ever.  It is an HP Touchsmart All-in-one Desktop.  It has a (huge) touch screen, and there's no computer tower...it's all built right in there.  It also comes with a wireless mouse and keyboard.  This lack of wires is essential for me since Charles (King of the Basement) really enjoys chewing wires.  And when I want to work on my computer I roll my chair over (from the desk) and work right on the ledge.  It's actually at the perfect height for my 5' 8" self.

Then if I turn directly to the right, you see dog central:
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We crate our dogs when we leave.  It is safer for our stuff (3 dogs on the loose with no supervision can get into anything) and safer for them (because God only knows what they would ingest).  And it just so happens that 3 crates fit ever so nicely in our basement.

Now onto some detail shots.  First, workout central:
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See, I really am addicted to purchasing workout DVDs (and Amazon.com has bundles of fitness DVDs on sale today...I might give in to the temptation...)

And my book shelves:
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And a close up of my pretty quote plaques (that cost me next to nothing at the Family Dollar when I first moved into my old apartment):
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And directly to the right of that is Cat central:

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Which now leads me to Wedding Central.  If you remember, the last time you saw all my wedding stuff, it looked like this:
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Well now it's even better:
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And inside the new Ikea Desk we have:
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I couldn't be happier.  Everything is SUPER organized, and I have a large desk to work on.  Not to mention the couch is a pull-out so if we have people over we have an extra bed.  And, you can wash the cover of the couch super easily which is awesome because it usually has 2 cats lying on it all day.

And I don't plan on never crafting again after the wedding, I really enjoy it.  Not to mention it's just nice to have the room finally look like it is finished, cohesive, and has a purpose (which I promise it didn't before).  My first project in the basement will be a test run (that may just be the real thing if I love how they turn out) of the guys' boutonnieres.  (And can I just let you know I cannot spell boutonnieres for the life of me; I always have to use spell check.)

Has your wedding planning lead to any redecorating?  Because if it hasn't, I totally recommend you claim a space, Ikea the heck out of it, and make it wedding central....because it's awesome!

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