April 26, 2013

The House Renovation: The Game Room

Here is the finished Game Room! Even though this is one of our last projects to complete, it's one I really, really love. The outcome is just perfect, I think.


We loved the old wooden floor and the ceiling beams that were in this room. At one point, we believe this was actually the garage and one of the previous owners converted it into a livable space.

These beams are a beautiful, dark cherry color.

From the day we were moving in. At some point, we removed the doors closing this room off. It may or may not have had anything to do with the fact that they were broken during a party at our house... :)

The wallpaper in this room was actually a type of grasscloth, which, after my experience in the dining room, I did NOT want to tear down again. 

It was actually in really good condition. So, I googled ways to paint over it, and found out that if you prime wallpaper with an oil based primer, you will seal it from the effects of moisture. So, that is exactly what we did!

I'm actually not a fan of wainscoating, especially when it is a wood color. So, we painted that white, and the walls this really pretty French Grey color. It really makes those ceiling beams pop!

Looking into the Kitchen and Dining rooms. I think the result is a perfect hang out room that can be kept as a game room, or used as a den.
We also had the floor sanded down and refinished to get a solid color throughout. It is beautiful now!

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