Showing posts with label Game room. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game room. Show all posts

An All-Star Gameroom

Jul 15, 2013

I didn't really have a plan of how I was going to accessorize my boys' gameroom after we remodeled. It's hard to make a decision since my three boys range from age 5 to almost 11, so their interests are very different. But, the one thing they all love is sports. Not only do we love how the room turned out, but I get to actually do something with their millions of baseball hats and trophies. Here it is!

This is the view as you walk up the stairs.

The view toward the stairs and new desk area.

The details

I was so excited to find this coffee table for $20 at Ikea. It's small, but perfect for the kids. If they destroy it then it won't be the end of the world either. The tray is from World Market and I initially bought it as a serving tray to use outside. I realized it would be perfect in this room after we put the table in here. The kids can throw books and video game remotes in it, and it's crazy how everything looks organized just because it's in a tray. The baseball opens up and we're using it to collect the stray batteries. If you have boys that play video games you know exactly what I mean!

I found these bins at Walmart for $10! I can't believe how perfectly they fit in the Ikea Hemnes bookcase. The chalkboard labels are nice, too. They also have very cool galvanized bins that are the exact same size if you are looking for an alternative to straw baskets.

I am planning to buy the door inserts from Ikea for the four middle cubbies, but they were sold out when we went. It will hide even more of their stuff. It's crazy, but this is only a small fraction of their books. The metal signs above the tv are from Hobby Lobby and the star hooks were bought years ago at Pottery Barn Kids.

The Bullpen artwork above the sofa is new. I used Command picture hangers so I didn't have to put a hole in the brand new woodwork. The art is from Hobby Lobby along with the Clubhouse and Route 66 sign. The frames and "C' is from Pottery Barn Kids. The throw pillows are all from PB Teen.

I also added a few things to the study area. The kids haven't really used this area much, but I imagine once school starts they will do homework here. For now, we're just supporting the Texans.

I want to add a few more things to this area to make it more functional. I'm thinking hanging files on the wall will be a perfect place for weekly homework packets.

I bought the mini buckets and chalkboard labels in the Target dollar section. So cute! I almost put crayons in there and then came to my senses. I want my woodwork to stay white.

One last look...

There are a few minor details to work on, but it's pretty much done! Yay!

Kids' Spaces link up party on

Finishing Touches

May 9, 2013

Accessorizing a room takes time despite the insta-rooms we see on tv. I'm trying my best to finish up two rooms right now, my living room and the kids' game room. This is why my cart at Homegoods was piled embarrassingly high with home decor a couple of days ago. I had no idea if many of the things I bought would work once they were in the room, but the good thing is that I can always take back whatever I don't use. I'm not finished yet and still have even more things to buy, but I can already see the fireplace wall taking shape.

I had planned on buying two white vases for the mantel and I found the perfect one, but the problem is there was only one in the store. Isn't that the way it always works out? I bought it anyway and will stalk Homegoods until they bring another one in.

I absolutely adore the new platter, but I'm not sure it goes here so I'm keeping the tag on for now.

I didn't even realize the picture frames needed to be replaced until I started putting it all together. And, I'm fully aware the basket of books is a hot mess. I'll just keep shopping and rearranging until I find the right combination.

Mario also got a doggie accessory. I'm hoping he'll stay off the white sofa and chairs now that he has a new bed. I think he might like it. He laid on it for a while the first night and then promptly "marked" it. Thank goodness it's washable and that he hasn't felt the need for a repeat performance. Don't you just love the way he blends into the fabric? Oh, and that's one of the kids dirty socks he's chewing on. Nice.

I also bought new pillows and hung pictures of the boys up in the game room. At least this wall is finished.

I really love the way this room is turning out. The boys don't have much to say about it, but they do like watching tv and playing video games in here a lot more lately. That's good enough for me because it keeps them off the white sofa and chairs in the living room!