When you don't turn on your computer, you actually can accomplish a lot of things that you've been putting off. When Robert took the week off after my birthday, we tackled our tv room. We had been talking about it for so long, and finally decided to just get what we needed and get to it.
Here's how it looked before:
This is when Rachel of Signing Time! came with her family for the event we won and hosted in October 2005. Rachel even brought along some of the shows they were working on so local fans (and those who had come from NJ, PA, ME, CT & NY) could preview them!
See the stacks of videos & dvds behind Rachel? It's been driving me nuts forever!
William sure loves his Signing Time! We had the tv in the corner of the room
The door and trim before:
Since we have a modular home (comprised of 6 pieces), the tv room and the room next to it (the sun room) are in 2 different sections, so the wall between them is double the depth of a regular wall. Robert & I thought about putting built-in cabinets to hold the dvds. He designed it in autoCad and we had 2 cabinets built according to his specs.
Finding the right spot:
Robert cut the drywall out for the first cabinet
I was painting the ceiling while he was cutting the spaces out.
Both areas prepped, and painting on that wall done!
Painting so fast, I'm a blur!
Doug helps Robert put the first cabinet in
Securing the cabinet
Cabinet 2 with dvds in it! The Cylon painting is the one Jim did for my birthday present~
We bought our favorite movie posters to put inside the cabinet windows~
I'm ordering a Luke Skywalker Lightsaber replica to mount over the Star Wars poster. I bought the Braveheart replica sword for Robert for Father's Day, but we have yet to find the perfect mounting hardware to put it up with.
And the dvds are nicely stored!
We put up window shades, and I've since painted the trim and put up drapes. The Signing Time! poster is from the event we hosted in Oct 2005.
We decided to use Focal Point products for our Crown Moulding and Door Casing. Their Quick Clip system make it easy to install.
For the moulding and trim, we chose Ralph Lauren Regent Metallics in Ambassador Sterling.
The panes will eventually have artwork and movie quotes on them.
The oak video cabinet is to house the vhs tapes we had boxed up in the basement.
And since no tv/movie room is complete without one....
I ordered a popcorn machine!