You may (or may not) remember a previous post I made about my plans to fix up our cold cellar. Our damp, dark, musty, spider- filled cold cellar.
So gross!! I would’ve loved to replace the shelves, but I have a lot of other, more important things to spend my
husband’s money on. 😉
Strangely enough, the cold cellar is in my teenage son, Liam’s room. Every time I would open the door to the cellar, Liam would freak out because it smelled so musty and gross. I used to tease him that if he didn’t get his room cleaned up, I would lock him in there.
This very small room took one coat of a special primer for concrete, and then two gallons of latex garage floor paint. I wanted to use oil paint, but the sales guy at Home Depot told me that he recommends latex, so I decided to follow his advice. So he’d better hope that after all that work the paint job holds up. Because I know where he works.
When I decided to finish the cold cellar, I started using up all of the food I had stored in there, so now I need to start re-stocking, one sale at a time. Note the year-supply of Zoodles.
I picked up this cute little shopping basket today at Value Village for $2.99. I figured it would come in handy for bringing food up to the kitchen from the cellar.
The shelf-fronts are painted with chalkboard paint.
Time to work on my penmanship. :S
The floor was painted with the same garage floor paint as the walls. I then purchased a yard of wax cloth from JYSK, and sewed up this cute little floor mat.
This brass light fixture was another Value Village purchase ($3.99) and was meant to be a wall sconce, but I modified it to mount to the ceiling. I still need to wrangle the cord, but it’s up!
These wooden bins were another JYSK purchase ($10 each), and were painted with garage floor paint as well. I still need to paint chalkboard paint labels on them.
So that’s it! One last thing I’d like to do is paint the entire inside of the door with chalkboard paint so that I can keep a running list of stuff I want to stock up on, but other than that, my cold cellar is finished and ready to be restocked!
The only downside of finishing the cold cellar is that I can no longer use it to threaten Liam with. As he was watching me install the light tonight, he said, “Wow, the cold cellar looks great now. I could sleep in there!” 😀