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Painting the Game Room

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The Christmas decor was put away and it was cold and rainy for days. I honestly thought I needed some serious light therapy! Since I had to be indoors I figured it was time to do something I have been putting off for a long time.  I would be painting the game room!


When we moved in the walls were all white.  I quickly painted the game room red and antiqued it with black to give it that cave like warm, manly feel. I even painted a butler – Montgomery – just for grins.

Over time it had dings and nicks in the finish, not to mention all of the dart holes around the dart board. When I painted it the first time I used up all of the paint and forgot to write down what paint I had used. Ralph Lauren…no.  Sherwin Williams… ummm no.  I am pretty good at mixing paint to match, but for the life of me I couldn’t get this right! Which is why I needed to repaint.

Now if I could just decided on a color.  My  house is a pretty open floor plan.  So the paint had to go with the Sherwin Williams Knubby Wool that was in the adjacent rooms- which have 20 ft. ceilings. Not painting those again!  Well, not today anyway. I finally decided on SW Web Gray.


I would love to put a really narrow table below the artwork, but haven’t found the right one yet. I love the new dark gray color. I was a little worried that it would be too dark but so far it just gives off this really warm cozy feeling. So fresh and clean!

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Here is the famed wall with dart holes galore!

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The view to left as you come up the stairs.

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My cross wall! You can see the web gray up against the knubby wool here. Although the knubby wool looks really yellow in this pic and it so is not.  There are times during the day it looks a little pink. Go figure.

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Sorry about the shadows.. just could not get rid of them! Yikes!

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A close up of my butler – Montgomery. Trust me it’s the only time I will ever have a butler. Some of the artwork came out of the hubs grandfather’s pool room.  Love using the sentimental!

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These chairs and rug don’t belong here.  They are just stored here until I can get the office cleaned out. Big changes are a comin’ in there and this is your sneak peek! Yeah… If anyone had ever told me I would buy a cow hide rug I would have told them to put me in a rubber room!

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The one wall I didn’t show you was the window wall.  Almost impossible to get a good pic with the light coming through. It has three 35″ windows that face north, so there is a ton of light coming in.

Still some things I want to change out or add to this room. One of those things is the curtains. This is one of the fabrics I plan on using. If you think it looks familiar, that’s because it is! I have used it on some of the furniture pieces I have repurposed before. It just makes me happy! I need to paint the gum ball machine stand. Maybe a new lamp? I also have an artwork project that I will be working on and hope to share all of these with you soon!

Until next time…


Tammy from Patina and Paint


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