Monday, August 23, 2010

The New Game Room - Feature Wall

Clint and I love playing darts.  Even though this was his space, he decided to share a small part of it with me.  Isn't he the sweetest? 

We had this horrible paneling on a couple walls in the area where Clint wanted to have his man cave.  HE didn't mind them.  Ugh...but I did.  So I suggested we paint one wall with chalk board paint to hide a beam that came down in front of one.

We first prepped the wall with primer.



Clint was still not convinced we should use chalk board paint.  Even after agreeing with me that the primer looked a million times better than that paneling!

  After lots of convincing, I finally just bought the paint and showed him who's boss!  He LOVED it!

The beam was hidden, and the wall was less of an eye sore.

After visiting a local antique store, we found the exact dart board that was on our inspiration board for $18!

We also found a small shelf in our basement and painted it to match the wall to hold the darts, eraser, and chalk.

At the moment, the chalk board is serving as our to-do list for the man cave. 

11 comments:

eric @ my First Garage said...

What a great fix. I've been slowly painting the paneling in my garage, and I'm not using chalkboard paint, but a lighter more updated grey color, that's perfect for the space.

Scientific Housewife said...

Great job, it looks awesome! I got my husband a dart board two years ago for his man room and he has used it maybe twice, haha.

elizabeth said...

cant wait to see it finished - it reminds me of last night - we watched HGTV all night - love that channel

Mrs. Chic said...

The chalkboard wall looks great! It's a perfect spot for darts and keeping score! love it

LizzieBeth said...

I love the idea of a chalkboard wall with a dart board-- so smart!

LB

Sarah said...

Awesome!!! Panelling looks sooo much better painted, but this is even cooler! Way to convince the hubster:)

Oonafey said...

Yay! So fun! I could never, ever, ever get mine to agree to a chalkboard wall...

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I really love chalkboard paint!

Nattie said...

Hi Danielle! thanks for your lovely comments! Loving your chalkboard wall! I want to do the same for my home too but have no idea where to put it at the moment :) Thanks for sharing!

the cape on the corner said...

the perfect thing to keep score on-what a great idea!

thanks for your advice about going to the city about the rain issue...glad they got out there and took care of the lawn for you. i guess my concern is whose responsibility is it-if they say we have to build curbs, then it's on us. it still came above the curbs in that spot. sigh, oh well.


i'm your newest follower, too! can't wait to see your home projects continue!

Jamie Lee said...

It looks awesome! Good job!!