My basement has three sections: laundry, storage and living. The laundry section is pretty much complete (or will be once I paint the walls) – see here, here, here, here and here. The next section that I’m tackling is the storage space.
I used to have a small folding table here that is mainly used as a place to put boxes so I didn’t have to kneel on the floor to rifle through them. I decided to switch the small folding table with the larger desk I had in the living space since I no longer wanted it in the space and having a larger table with a bottom shelf would be great for the storage space.
I bought a canvas drop cloth from Home Depot that I used to make a skirt that wraps around the front and two sides of the desk. There was just enough extra fabric to make a pleat in the front for added dimension and interest.
The cloth was tacked to the desk using upholstery tacks (also purchased from Home Depot for around $2). The desk now looks attractive in the space and pulls double-duty by providing covered storage and a place to open boxes. Gotta love that!
The next phase in the storage area sprucing involves more hidden storage that I can’t wait to share!