This is why I have been pretty quiet around here lately. My step-daughter moved out a couple months ago and it was time for a much-needed upgrade in my fun space. After we helped her move out, I dug right in and started a top to bottom re-do of her old room.
The star of the show is this Corgi Whizzwheels Reliant Scimitar. The room was a rather boring Baby blue with brown accents. I decided to Scimitar-ify the room and paint it the same blue color as the Corgi with almost-black trim. Before I could get into painting I had to re-do the olllllllld ceiling and floor. This house was built around 1900. The ancient plaster ceiling was rife with cracks and age. I pulled it down (no small feat and incredibly unfun) and put up a beadboard ceiling. The original Hardwood floors were nasty and aged. I rented a sander and brought the floor back down to plain wood. Ceiling and Floor got a nice coat of semi-stained deck sealant to match the orange windshield on the Corgi.
We probably spent almost an hour trying to find a color that matched the Corgi as close as possible. For the trim I went with a black tone similar to volcanic ash. Not fully black but just enough to match the car without being much a void.
I had an old copper light fixture in my garage that I had been saving for this project for eons. It cleaned up nicely and install was a breeze.
The Scimitar blue turned out spot-on. I’m really digging the color. Wife is not a fan though... whatev... she gets the rest of the house.
Yep. I keep a fire extinguisher handy in this room. Can never been too safe when working on custom projects and such.
So far, its been a much bigger project than I expected. But, I am happy with the progress. Next weekend I need to build a new desk/workbench and wall mount the new TV I picked up for gaming. I’m hoping by next Sunday I can start putting up some shelves and get my diecast collection on display in a less haphazard manner. It’s going to take a lot of work. But totally worth it! :)
Also, Holy carp flatscreen TVs are so darn cheap now if you don’t care about counting Ks and being up with the latest and greatest. I picked up a 40" LED/LCD combo at WM for a little over $100 on clearance. I am so looking forward to playing Fallout 4 (again) on a larger screen.
Thanks for looking!