Brother P-Touch Challenge: The Results – A Basement Makeover

Back in August, I participated in the Brother P-Touch Challenge. In that post, I mentioned that I would be making over my basement and sharing the results with you.

It’s been 2 months since I put up that post, and I am so, so excited to share the results with you.

I figured the best way to really show you my new and improved basement was with a video. That being said, here it is:


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Ok, ok. I know. I like the world great. Sorry. But it really is great. The kids and I all love our basement now. I don’t have toys all over my house, the kids have somewhere to call their own, where they can watch movies, play video games, play board games, or just goof off. If it’s raining outside, the first place they ask to go is in the basement. It is so nice to actually have that option now.

I also thought it would be fun to show you my favorite areas in pictures. Ready?

Here we go!

basement makeover

Ta da! Doesn’t it look awesome? {Maybe I should say great? :)} I really think it does, and I love how it turned out. The picture above shows a glimpse of the chairs where the kids can watch movies, the bookcase, and my exercise area.

basement makeover

This picture shows our new “multimedia” area. We’ve got the X-boxes, the wii, the DVD player, and all the DVDs in one easy to access place. I’m pretty sure this is the kids’ favorite part of the room.

basement makeover

Here’s my favorite area. It’s my craft area. I finally have one place to store all my crafting stuff. I can sit in that chair and sew, make hair bows, wipes cases, jewelry, or anything I want. Everything is clearly labeled, easy to find, easy to access, and the best part…. easy to clean up. If my kids would let me, I could honestly spend all day right there.

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Here’s my second favorite area in the basement. I’ve got my photography backdrop all set up and ready to use anytime I want to. Now I have no more excuses. My light is hidden directly behind the backdrop and is easy to pull out, pop the shadowbox on there, and plug it in. I love, love, love that it’s so easy to take portraits of the kids now. I haven’t had an area like this in a home since we lived in Ohio, and I have really missed it.

This Challenge has been awesome. I love the new room that I have thanks to Mom Central and Brother.  And I have to say, the Brother P-touch PT-1290 is so easy to use. Even my kids can do it. {I made the mistake of leaving the P-touch where Jace could reach it, and he went through and labeled everything… including a few of my dishes. It’s funny now, and I’m finally able to see that it’s great that he could spell the words correctly and label them. If nothing else, it was a learning experience for both of us. But, I do love the fact that it’s so easy to use even a child could do it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my results of the Brother P-Touch Challenge. I know I’ve had a blast doing this, and so have my kids. If you have a room in your house that you want to organize, I would highly recommend the Brother P-touch PT-1290. The labels stay put, it’s easy to find exactly what I need, and my basement looks fantastic.

To learn more about the Brother P-Touch Label Maker and the different options available, check out the Brother Website.

What do you think? How did my basement turn out?

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product and gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1

    Never mind the basement! It was FUN to see and hear YOU! :o) Yesterday, I was at a friend’s house and I noticed she had 3 sets of plastic carts for her homeschool stuff. They were all so nicely labeled. I was thinking, “Waaaa! I want that!” LOL!
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    • 2

      I tell you what, if I was still a totally homeschooling mom, I would label everything. 🙂 My goal is to turn the other side of the basement {where the laundry room and unpacked boxes are} into a storage area/homeschool area for my 3 & 5 year olds. Right now we use the kitchen and it’s being taken over quickly.

      And thanks for the kind words. I’m always so self conscious about getting on the other side of the camera.

  2. 3

    Talking to you on the phone has been good. Seeing you on video? Even better. <3

    I LOVE the P-Touch machines. I've used them at work (when I worked outside the home) and here. I labeled some jars on my counter three years ago. The labels? Still perfect. 🙂
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  3. 4

    Great Job, Angie! I hope you get back into photography, I know you liked it. The house will be so much more “in control” now, I’m sure.
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