This past weekend I managed to take some "before" shots of the room to give you all a good idea of what I am working with. The photos aren't pretty but taken in the moment. A Friday night video game/movie watching session took place and the room looks "rumpled."
The kids use the room to play video games, watch movies and have sleepovers in. But it is also used as a lamp graveyard!
Not sure any of them are going to stay...
Every room needs an ab ball, no?
This room faces north-east and tends to be cool. I really want to up the cozy factor.
I am sticking with the current layout. We had fiddled with it two years ago when we put the furniture into the space and feel this is best arrangement. The space is awkward, rectangular with the elongated windows along the north wall, an arched window on the east wall, a closet on the south. We orginally were going to place the bookcases where the TV and cabinet are now but that would of put the TV between the windows and then the sofa would of visually cut the space. The space between the TV and sofa would of have been too close. Taking into consideration what the space is being used for, mostly for video gaming, space was needed between the sofa and TV so the Wii remotes wouldn't hit the screen. That TV cabinet houses various game consoles, far too many in my opinion!
When we first started on this space, I spent awhile searching for the perfect dresser or console to paint. I stumbled across this one at a local thrift shop. It had the right dimensions, the middle cabinet had a shelf that fit the Blue-Ray, DVD player and game consoles.
AND the price was the best part - $25!
After MANY coats of Raspberry Red by Benjamin Moore, it was perfect.
Well, almost. While I removed the hardware, the one handle on the drawer fell off......I am keeping my eyes open for the same vintage hardware. So far, no such luck.
BUT this week I managed to make a little DIY art with some vintage gas station letters I bought at Spruce Collective.
Here is a peek of the gallery wall that I hung! The layout has changed slightly from when it was on the floor.
Come back Friday to see how I made this "fun" piece of art!
If you want to see Week One, pop over here.
Don't forget to visit all the other One Room Challengers - it is exciting to see all the other spaces unfold and see what other brilliant designs they come up with!