Clever tips for basement updating
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Then it was time to obscure our water heater, but we didn’t want to build anything around it that would be too permanent or difficult to move in the event that we need quick access.
After filtering through ideas like a hanging an all weather curtain suspended from the ceiling or building a bookcase on wheels that can be pulled away in a snap, we decided that a simple folding screen made from secondhand bi-fold doors (picked up for just at our local Habitat For Humanity Re Store) was the way to go.
And because nothing is more annoying than needing a drop of paint for a touch-up and opening the can to find a spoiled and sticky mess, we decided that investing a few dollars to upgrade each can to a new metal container that seals securely was definitely worth the time and effort since it would save all of our paint for years to come.
A lot of our old cans were gooped up and past their prime (hardly sealing anymore, which means much of our paint was just months away from drying up and rendering itself utterly useless).Happily, we still have over 35″ to walk around, roll out bikes out, etc.Then all that was left to do was apply a bit of window frosting film, which we accomplished in less than 40 minutes (and for under ). Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet.
It was a simple as unscrewing the ceiling bulb, passing the base of the bulb through the loop of the lamp, and rescrewing the bulb into the ceiling fixture (so it effortlessly holds the lamp shade in place).