Found Space!

In 2018, I find myself cleaning, purging, and minimizing items at home, and yet still finding I need proper storage space!

Deep in a dark basement full of stuff, I took measurements, drew up a plan—as I am on a mission to find space—and did just that! After stripping some old paneling and framing in this basement, we uncovered an old cantina from the 1940’s hidden behind a wall. What a treasure!

Yessss! We scored some awesome cold storage, since I don’t have a second refrigerator, and we love to entertain.

Here’s how we finished the project…. 

View of waterproof drywall Installed after the dimple wrap & framing

Next Steps: Cantina Construction & Waterproofing

  • Clear it all out and waterproof the space to prevent leaking with rubber wrap sheets of dimple wrap
  • Frame the walls and ceiling
  • Run basic light and electrical outside the room
  • Re-drywall with mildew resistant board

Next Steps: Cantina Construction & Waterproofing

  • Clear it all out and waterproof the space to prevent leaking with rubber wrap sheets of dimple wrap
  • Frame the walls and ceiling
  • Run basic light and electrical outside the room
  • Re-drywall with mildew resistant board

Next Steps: Cantina Finishes

View of cold room & outer room
  • Flooring: We chose to tile the floor with ceramic as it’s impervious to water
  • Trim and Moulding: baseboard and custom door casing due to the size of the door opening
  • Door: Custom size insulated and painted

Next Steps: Outside room finishing

  • Re-frame, insulate, drywall
  • Add pot lights and plugs
  • Trim, prime and paint
Painting in production, custom insulated door installed

Voila!

Voila! Our room is painted & complete

We have created “Found Space”!

  • Cold cantina storage space
  • Extra room for storage, shelving and added closet for off-season wear
  • Niche Ikea wooden shelving my Ikea Hack bookshelf unit
  • Great Ikea accessories to finish off a new quiet reading nook/storage space

 

Some of our favourite neutrals and finishes to balance the completed look! You would never know there is a full cantina behind that little door!

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