The plan so far.
We're keeping the Ikea couch. I'm not loving the slipcovers out right now so we may just keep the denim one we already have. Remember this picture?
Here's the game room with the new floors and we're almost done with the baseboards and new door casing. We still need to frame in the window. I thought about cleaning up the tv console, but picturing it this way reminds me to do something about their video game storage! This room was perfectly clean yesterday, but between the video games, books, and foot smudges on the floor it's messy again. It inspired me to get a rug asap and then I had a 10% off coupon from Overstock in my email, so it was just fated that I should get a rug regardless of my indecision over how to decorate this room.
I bought this navy chevron rug because it blends with what we have now, but it will go with almost any other sofa slipcover I may use instead-neutral, white, or red. It's 6x9 so it will fit nicely under the couch and will butt up right next to the console. No more smudgy floors!
The next decision to make is the paint color. It's so dark in the room now with the new floors, so I'm thinking something nice and bright. The stripes are out now since I have the chevron rug. It would have been cute, but I was not looking forward to painting them! I'm leaning toward green walls after seeing some cute kids rooms done in navy and green.
Pottery Barn Kids
What I'd really love to do is cover the red wall with horizontal white planks and then paint the other walls green. My husband said he is DONE with woodwork after this last project. I can't say I blame him...but, it would look nice. Yes, he reads this. ;)
Also, in case you're wondering about my stair project, I'm still working on figuring out a stain to match the floors. Argh! I'll be mixing stains together today (again) to try and get the right color. I'm almost at the point of giving up and painting them black like I had initially planned. I'll keep you updated!