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One Room Challenge: Week Two

February 13, 2013



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! 



 Two standing lamps, along with the silver leaf lamp and the gran-to-glam lamp! Too many lamps.
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!




28 comments:

  1. That piece is FUN. I love that, and want to make one for our basement. That painted dresser is just such a fun pop of color.

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  2. I adore the gallery pieces!! You have a great eye Barbara this room is going to rock!

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  3. Wooo! Loving the gallery wall, perfect for a gaming room!

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  4. Its looking great! We all struggle with getting playroom/gamerooms pretty.

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  5. Love the bright pops and your fun gallery! I have the same Ikea pieces. :)

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  6. Fun! Rooms like this are a challenge since they're so used - not just there to look pretty. I"m sure yours will be fab!

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  7. Completely in love with the DIY "FUN" art you created. It's so...well...fun!

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  8. this space is going to look amazing when you're done with it! Love the dresser and am looking for something similar to use for the exact same thing (will go in the basement).

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  9. Your raspberry dresser is a great repurposing! Can't wait to see the "FUN" art project.

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  10. Our playroom never has the unrumpled look! And we have the same ab ball! The art is great -- I can't wait to see this finished!

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  11. I love that artwork. How "fun". 'Kay I couldn't resist:) Work your magic girl.

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  12. Your room looks pretty fantastic already. I can't wait to see more! I love that big window. Good Luck Barb!
    xo Nancy
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  13. That raspberry color is perfection, I LOVE it! Looking great so far, I cant wait to see the gallery wall now!

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  14. Love the red raspberry! And the artwork is great - my favorite piece is the one with the 5. Where did you find a replacement vintage pull to match? Gotta love the $25 deal - who would ever know now?!

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  15. So many great elements to work with! I love all of your vibrant art!

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  16. What a fun gallery wall so far. That raspberry color is perfect for that cab.

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  17. I saw that little peek and was very intrigued....it is so funny how we take pictures of our home all cleaned up and staged but nobody takes pictures after we lived in them all day :)

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  18. What awesome colours you are using, and I soooo love that fun sign! I will follow your room progress with great anticipation.

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  19. I love that your family tosses all the pillows on the floor as well ... i am constantly picking up my pillows!! Love the FUN Wall you are creating! xo

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  20. What a cute use for gas station letters. So much FUN! LOL!

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  22. Your before pictures even look good. Love the colors!

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  23. First of all, all that natural light is heavenly! And then your glossy Raspberry cabinet - it will be making many rounds in blog land! I look forward to seeing the final art piece.

    Happy Valentine's to you lovely lady!

    Mon

    P.S I also want black book cases...

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  24. Great raspberry paint job!! Can't wait for next week!

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