January 9, 2010Vintage Crafty Saturday – More Vintage Rec Rooms
Okay, so minimal progress on the new craft room this week, but I am hoping I can drag Tom to the local carpet shop and check out some carpet remnants today. I had a really good suggestion from a reader last week to check out floating flooring (Thanks, Tim!) but because of the room’s size it would take over $1000 to put new flooring in it, even if I got the cheap stuff. Which, I didn’t want. I wanted cork. Which was even more expensive.
Anyway, so I decided a nice carpet remnant held down by some heavy furniture would be the way to go. They are reasonably cheap, and in a few years when we replace the whole basement floor, I won’t feel like I wasted any money.
Oh, I also took some pictures of the actual room, finally!
I hope you can get an idea of how big the room is from the shot. It is really big. And mostly filled with Tom’s stuff. And yes, that is a drawing looking up Tom’s nose in the background. He was pretty crazy when he used to paint. We need to get a bunch of his paintings framed so we can hang them up in our house. But maybe not that one.
The other side of the room. That big entertainment center was left over from the previous owner. I am thinking about spraypainting it or something and using it as storage for the craft room. I just have to figure out a way to get paint to stick to laminate.
And here are some more vintage rec rooms, for inspiration!
Love the floor!
I ADORE that sculpture. I need it in my entryway!
Again, awesome flooring.
I just…wow. Can I get this room? Please? Anyone? Look at those chairs!!!!