The rec room or TV room was the first room we ‘updated’ when we moved into this house back in 2006. We had only one TV and it was the place we all hung out in. And we did comfortably for years until one day at the beginning of August, hubby said ‘Let’s get rid of the carpet’. I believe within seconds I was on my way out the door to the nearest flooring store.
The old rec room wasn’t bad but we had probably outgrown the carpet and the colours. Like most reno’s, once we figured out we were replacing the carpet in the rec room, of course we would have to replace the flooring in the adjoining rooms or it was look like, as I described, floor vomit.
So this is the old version of the rec room:
And this is what it looked like after the flooring and painting:
I painted the toy bucket the same colour as the top part of the walls (Benjamin Moore ‘Arctic Ice’) which is a pale grey.
I left everything as is until I decided something was missing from the room.
I figured it out about a week after the renos were done.
I was missing the colour teal.
There is some element of teal in almost every room in the house so why should the rec room be any different right?
I painted the media cabinet using, for the very first time, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint purchased at Malenka Originals right here in Ottawa.
Then this happened:
Yes, much better
Without much natural lighting, the colours do not appear as great in pics as in real life but you get the gist. I have teal in the room so I am happy.
I went on to make some pillow covers to co-ordinate. This is the first time I have sewed ‘chevrons’ and wow it was great. I am, maybe a bit behind the current trends, but in love with chevrons and zig zags
This is how they look in the room (with the poor lighting):
The room still needs a few more pillow covers but I am busy stocking up my shop now so that project will have to wait a bit. Feels so great to be out of paint and reno mode. I truly missed my morning sewing sessions when I had to paint instead. There was a time when I loved to paint and remodel, etc. but now, all that is done on an ‘on need’ basis. On that note, hoping we don’t have any ‘need to do’ renos for a long time!
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!