Hello Friends and Happy Fall,
It’s One Room Challenge time! And the Basement Media Room Makeover is well underway. To see the plans and what 200+ bloggers are up to in the first week of this challenge, simply click through to the post.
Basement Media Room Makeover Plan
A Little Intro
If you’re new to Chelsea Project, welcome. This blog shares the ups and downs of interior and exterior renovations in a 1990’s traditional.
My favorite DIYs are furniture refinishing, but the truth is, I always DIY what I can in an entire space and hire pros for the rest. Hubby helps by hanging artwork and drapery rods, but that’s about it. In the end, it all is up to me and a few good and very handy hired men.
So if you have a house to refinish and a non-DIY hubby, I hear ya.
Stick with me and I promise, we can get it done.
Basement Media Room Before
With this in mind, say hello to my current disaster. Over the next six weeks, we are going to shake this space out of the “oh-em-gee-it’s-so-out-of-date” tree and plop it square into 2019.
Now, fast forward to the scene after a few good and handy men show up to:
drywall the ceiling,
install electrical for new lighting,
install new flooring, and
run wiring for the sound system above the drywall ceiling.
And here we are at Fall ORC Week One.
Media Room Style
In what is basically a man cave, we want a space that allows for easy living…one that is very relaxed and casual. So the plan is go Modern Traditional with black and white walls….and layer these two colors with lots of earthy texture, interesting wall art and a few additional color pops.
Perhaps peeking at some of the rooms in the basement renovated in earlier ORC Challenges will provide a better idea of where the media space is going.
Previously Renovated Rooms
The basement bathroom was renovated during the ORC Fall 2018 and set the black and white color scheme in motion. To see all the tips, tricks and DIYs, please click here.
The landing and bonus room were renovated during the ORC Spring 2019. Behind the black door is the bathroom and the photo was snapped from the bonus room. The media room is hiding behind the wall with the clock. To review the bonus room challenge and all the DIYs, please click here.
The dining/office space sits at one end of a bowling alley shaped room (30-feet long by 14-feet wide) and basically consists of:
Creating this wall unit from furniture pieces and then refinishing. And,
These DIYs weren’t held for the Fall ORC, but do show off my love for furniture refinishing and how the black and white theme is going to pop a bit of color through and into the media room.
Remember, the media room is behind this clock and is part of the open space shared by the dining/office room.
Media Room Plans
So what DIYs are coming?
Get Our Tech On
I’m finishing a built-in screen for a projection TV at one end of the room. With a few tips, it’s actually a pretty easy DIY and costs a fraction (only about $50) of store bought screens.
To this, add the wiring and speakers for the surround sound system. The big screen is located at one end of the room and, 30 feet away, the sound equipment lives in the terra cotta wall unit.
Add Pretty to the Walls
And there are three oversized DIY artwork projects coming. Trust me, these are easy peasy and COMPLETELY rule.
Fix A Color That Just Isn’t Quite Right
A vintage chair gets a new makeover. I know it may not sound very exciting, but it’s a great way to work with paint that isn’t exactly the wrong color and exactly the right color, either. I call it my “color correction” trick.
Stair Steps Refinished
But for Week 2, the tutorial for the DIY stair steps is on deck. Since this is a super-popular topic, I promised I’d get this tutorial up first.
We’ll learn how to go from this….
The key to this look is filling in the gaps around the stair treds so they look like custom-cut hardwood.
Hope you’ll stay tuned for the easy how-to.
In the meantime, to keep all the DIYs and decor ideas handy, please PIN the image below.
And as always, we extend a special thanks to our gracious hosts, Linda at Calling It Home , One Room Challenge and Better Homes and Gardens. And invite you to enjoy over 200 more room renovations, click One Room Challenge. #oneroomchallenge #ORC #betterhomesandgardens #bhgorc
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