I sent out a plea about a month ago regarding my entertainment center. Several of you asked for pictures of the rest of the room. I have changed the room a little since I first asked for help, so I have some new (and additional pictures). Click here to see how the downstairs den looked before.
I have made some new curtains and found the perfect couch at the Salvation Army for $100. I couldn't believe it, but that is a post for another day. Anyway, I have an entertainment center that I really have never loved since I first got it. But when you spend alot of money for something, you don't really want to admit you made a mistake. But, 11 years later I have some to terms with it. And 11 years later I am a little less fearful (hmmmm, that may be a post idea for "F" week...) so I am willing to change it to suit me more.
Anyway, here is where you all come in. I am going to show you pictures of the room and the entertainment center and let me know what you think I should do with it. I open to suggestions: paint, glaze, whatever you creative people can think of.
Here is the room, starting from where you come down the steps:
Next you run into the back of the $100 Salvation Army couch:
Across from the couch, there she sits, the orangy-colored pine thing:
(Actually she doesn't look as bad with the black curtains, but I still want a little change)
Moving a little more down the wall, you can still see here sitting there, all unaware:
Finally, moving on around the room, we are back where we started:
Here are some closer pictures of the E.C.
Here are the bottom doors, notice the left door is a little different color than the right.
I put some glaze on it (yes the same glaze I have used here, here, and here-that stuff lasts forever). What do you think of the glaze? I have also considered white, black or red paint. What else can you all come up with? Maybe I am an approval addict, but I think I will ink up with Bec over at Beyond the Picket Fence. Technically, this could be a less than $100 project. I can use all the input I can get! Plus if it all goes bad, I can blame you all! I've made enough mistakes just picking this thing! (Did I tell you I picked it from a catalog? All I cared about at the time was that the top was flat so I could put cute stuff on top!)
Come back again! "F" week starts soon! I am thinking finials, fear, and maybe fireplace! Is that enough of a teaser to make you come back??