Hey everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I’m back with part two of the living room redo. I found my new color and I love it… Aqua!!! I have a Besta Vara from Ikea that I’ve been using as my media center. The TV is mounted on the wall because with a toddler running around it’s just safer that way. I wanted to make the space more functional and add a little pretty, I mean look at it… it could definitely use some pretty.
The right side has books, puzzles, the cable box, a DVD player and the Wii while left side has DVD’s. Now I know a lot of people have upgraded to Blue Rays but I figure if it aint broke don’t fix it.
I got rid of all those DVD cases to make space for some board games that were in my sons closet. All I needed for this update was a pack of sleeves and some Kassett boxes from Ikea. It was pretty easy, I took out all the cases and shelves then I just put the DVD’s inside the sleeves. I grabbed the board games and arranged them on the bottom, they fit perfectly. I put the top shelf back in and added the Kassett boxes filled with DVD’s plus the modem and router. I wanted to get them off the top and out of sight. I used one box for my movies and the other one for the children’s movies and some Wii games. I don’t know why I didn’t get rid of all the DVD cases sooner! I feel like it’s a much better use of the space now. I didn’t do anything to the other side, it was fine the way it was. The top needed some love so I picked up a few accessories from Home Goods and Marshalls. The basket that holds the remotes and controllers got a quick update. I gave it two coats of white spray paint and the bottom half I painted my new beautiful aqua. You can read my tips on spray painting here.
Now lets look at some before and after pictures…
See the ottoman on the left, we’re going to talk about re upholstering soon.
The Kassett boxes were white and plain so I gave them some pizzaz with some Martha Stewart pouncers and some randomly placed dots. I also considered using a chevron pattern but opted for the dots. What would you have done?
Re upholster the ottoman Condense DVD collection Organize/style the media center
- New toy storage
- Spray paint frames & find new art
- Re arrange gallery wall
- Miscellaneous arts and crafts