Visit for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members

Go Back Forums > > >

Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2003, 04:29 PM
Goria's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Admirer
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 236
Basement walls - stucco? finishing technique?

ok - the basement is totally cleaned out and looks great - a blank canvas ready to go. Now - what to do with the concrete walls? They have the ridges because it is a poured concrete basement - so my question is this - can you apply stucco to level them out and the paint a light color - ending up with walls with texture ? I like the 'old world' look and would like to somehow do that instead of boring gypsum or wood finish?
******The power of our risen Jesus Christ can transform: My disposition (The way I act); My devotion (The things I love); and My destiny (Where I am going). Amen!*******
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-31-2009, 06:46 AM
Lisa Berry's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Admirer
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: wyoming de
Posts: 197
We built a basement bedroom for our 3 boys. We glued ridgid insulation to floors n walls between firring strips concrete nailed into floors n walls then covered floor w marine plywood(stands up to 3 bous lol) painted w boat deck paint/stain. The walls we put wainscotting panels up (white to keep it bright) on 2 outside walls then on 2x4 pressure treated inside walls we put up T11 siding so they could hang stuff and still be solid. I would have preferred wallboard w plaster over it but it wasnt practical for us. I think insulation is critical to keep cold feeling out n heat in.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2010, 09:37 AM
ezlivinginvt's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Admirer
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vermont
Posts: 87
you forgot to mention the ages of your children. That would change what your suggestions may come in as. Ex. When my children were younger, I wall muraled a scene from their favorite book "Pooh went over the treetops" on to the wall. Then had a huge play room in the basement. As they have gotten older, we converted it into a rec room with a western flair. We decorated it in our horse's memory w/his bridle, sepia prints of shots taken w/the kids and he as they grew, along w/ a matted story my son had entered into a contest when he was younger, titled "The horse & his boy". We got a fooseball table, large screen tv and rustic furniture. The walls I painted tan and I painted the bottom woodgrain to simulate wanescoating/barn boards.

I also had the idea to put lattice on the ceiling to hide the ceiling joists. In the lattice I was going to tuck silk ivy vines. On the walls I wanted to stencil a garden, then our horse past away and the other theme just popped into my mind and seemed appropriate.

If you live in a cold climate be careful covering pipe areas that are on exterior walls. Atleast put a vent to the pipes so that the warm air can go up to the pipes. I'm speaking from experience!

Have fun decorating!

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2010, 09:40 AM
ezlivinginvt's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Admirer
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vermont
Posts: 87
oh yeah, I forgot to mention, They make a cement paint and it comes in a few different colors. We painted the floor. There is a cool tool that you run threw the paint, scraping it off and w/rocking it leaves a cool woodgrain pattern. We did it on the walls in our western look. You can do this on the floor as well and it would look like hardwood floors.

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2010, 11:48 AM
KSJEn6891's Avatar
Eight Year Member
FamilyCorner Junkie
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,098
Lightbulb Decorating a basement

What did you end up doing with your basement I'm certain that what ever idea(s) you decided on where .... anyone who is down there would feel d, and not . Maybe you decided to put up wood panelings so other things would hang better or connect to a built in Pantry - similar to the ones my parents built back in the 1900's (actually mid 70's to early 80's).

Back then we didn't have 's, so they made sure we had our own 's (1 Bdrm ea, + 1/2 bdrm was playroom), and an open space for the whole family to enjoy , , , , & !
If you see someone in need of help and you can do something, then do something — that goes for people and animals. If you can help out, try. That’s what I hope people take away from this.” -Alex Scroggins
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:21 AM.

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.


Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service® is sponsored in part by...

Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone |

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer