Letters From Basecamp Gallivance: From Chaos to Cozy

In the search for new digs, sometimes you stumble across a place that just “feels right” – it’s you. There’s an instant recognition of where your stuff will go and how it’s going to live.

That’s what we felt when we first set eyes on our place. Amid all the chaos we could see a cozy home.

Since we choose to live in a small space, all rooms need to be multifunctional – “Jacks of all trades” of the housing variety. And for us, no room works harder than the Dining Room. Though petite in size, it has to live big and be an office, guest room, project room … and dining room! So here’s the Big Reveal.

Dining Room Before

Dining Room Before

Dining Room After



We also believe in recycling if possible. The old chair rail now tops the laundry room beadboard.

In addition to the new tile floors, freshly painted walls, and handsome baseboards, James built gorgeous, tall wainscot that adds instant character and charm to an otherwise boxy room. Well done Dude!

Our natural pine side table does double duty as a desk by day and a buffet at night. The dining table comfortably seats six and is also the perfect place to work on projects. (I must admit it’s also my ironing board!) And when overnight guests arrive, we’ll just fold down the sides of the table, move it to the living room, break out the luxurious blow-up bed, put a few mints on the pillows, and voila … instant guest room!

So that’s it for now from BCG,

Author: gallivance.net

We're Terri and James Vance - high school sweethearts who went on to international careers and became world nomads. Today, 65 countries later, we're still traveling ... and still in love. Check out Our Story for more of the backstory at gallivance.net.

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