April 26, 2012

The giant UFO that lives in my basement

As a co-host of the UFO Challenge, my biggest challenge was deciding which "unfinished object" I should tackle. My entire basement is a UFO. Oh, it's a finished basement alright, but the space is far from what I'd like it to be.

There are two rooms down there, a large bathroom/laundry room, and a decent sized "bonus room." Both of which are an absolute mess. Once called the "junk pit" by the hubs and I, the situation has now escalated to the point where the entire basement is now referred to as the "pit of despair."
Here's a quick look at the laundry room and bonus room. Yuck. I can't believe I'm even showing you this. I'm not even going to bother putting my blog watermark on these images - I'm so embarrassed! Sadly, the bonus room looks even worse today. This photo was taken over a year ago when we first began this project. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.

Obviously, there is a lot of work to be done. 

For the UFO Challenge, I decided to tackle two problems at once: the ugly sink vanity in the laundry room photo above, and the kitty litter box that is all too tempting to play in.

Reason number 37 why you should never trust a quiet toddler.....

Here's how I'd like my litter box to be - hidden and contained. (source) I'd like to replace my existing sink and vanity with something new, and then use the old cabinet to build something like this:

Let's put my rookie DIY skills to the test and get this project started! Check back next week, starting May 1st - May 7th to see my completed project and share your own.



  1. wow! you bit off quite the project! I'd love to have a litter box hidden away like that. I'm not sure the cats would go for it.

  2. Ok, I figured out a project that I am going to do for this! I will get in touch with you when it is finished to figure out how to link up with it.

  3. Can't wait to see the finished project. I currently have my litterbox in a cabinet in the bathroom. Have to leave the door open for the kitty. Maybe it is time to consider something like your project.