I cannot believe we are halfway through the One Room Challenge! Our room is really coming along. I cannot wait until it’s done, and we can do family movie night! We finished the flooring this week and I think it looks pretty good! We also have the built-in cabinets and shelving done. The daybed area is also mostly complete. Next step is going to paint! (I’m really excited for that.) But let’s take a look at the mood board to remember the look we’re trying to create.
I’m going for a very moody and cozy theater room. We have a platform for two levels of seating. We have a built-in daybed for alternative seating (plus it’s an extra bed for guests). The seating that we will be using is our current living room set. It’s an overstuffed leather sofa and loveseat. They both recline as well. We may add theater chairs in the future, but the production time was so long, and they are very expensive. The walls, ceilings, trim and cabinets will all be the same color and we will be painting very soon!
We went with two types of flooring for this project. The upper platform has real hardwood flooring. We had so much left over from when we did our main level, that it just made sense to use some. For the rest of the flooring, we decided to do LVP. We wanted a mid-tone color as we have Jacobean-stained floors on our main level. I didn’t want to go that dark, but I didn’t want super light either.
We first laid all the hardwood flooring for the upper platform. And when I say we, I mean Andy. 😂 The flooring is utility oak, so there are a lot of imperfections. The holes and knots are filled with stainable wood filler. Then the whole area is sanded. We rented a floor sander from Menards to complete this task and it went pretty fast. For the edges, a small hand sander was used. Andy also rounded the flooring edge of the platform to mimic a rounded edge of a step.
Our cement floor was not even, so the first thing Andy had to do was use floor level to even it all out, prior to laying the LVP.
We then chose our LVP. We searched several stores for a budget friendly option, but still good quality. We went with Super-Fast Delaney in the color Jute. The only difficult part was then to try and match that color with our stain. We went with a combo stain of white pickling stain, covered by Jacobean. To seal the wood floors, Andy tinted the sealer with some orange paint to get a similar color to the LVP. I think it looks pretty good in most areas. I told Andy that if we decide that we don’t like it, we can always paint it. 😉.
I wanted the cabinets to have built-in look. We used the same in-stock cabinets that we used for our upstairs media wall and built-ins. Andy created a platform for the cabinets to set on and then he attached everything to the walls. He built a shelf in between the cabinets, as well. We had to leave a space in the middle open for the sub speaker and the shelf is for the receiver and DVD player (yes, we still use one).
The Daybed area is also complete. The area is big enough for a twin sized bed. Andy added board and batten to the front area of the daybed. I debated on whether to carry to the whole area, but I think it looks fine in that small area.
What’s up Next?
Paint. And more paint. We will be priming everything first because the color we are going with is very dark. This room is going to get a whole lot cozier and the whole look will be changing. I’m so excited for this part! You do not want to miss next week’s post for the One Room Challenge. Be sure to check out all the other amazing projects on their Blog.
Until next time Treasure Hunters!
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