This is a continuation of my previous blog. The game room/bar/guest room (I still don't know EXACTLY what to call the room since the ex-left and took the pool table...LOL!) has the music and Coca-Cola theme too. I continued the ceiling papering with the sheet music. I wanted a huge mirror to go behind the sink in the little kitchen area, but when I priced one it was out of my budget. I was shopping at Big Lot's one day (do ya'll have those where you live???) and found the 15" x 12" (or so) mirrors for $5 EACH. I snagged up all they had and then came home and "played" with the look. The frames were goldish color and didn't quite give me the look I wanted...so guess what I DID...yep, you're right, I PAINTED THEM. I just toned down the gold with a little platinum so it blended in more with the mirrors. The top colored dots are coasters I bought at Ikea. They are rubbery and fit in with the colorful theme of the room.
This is a faux fireplace I've hauled around to several houses. It's been a couple of different colors (imagine that!) but it's adds a lot of architectural detail to any boring room. I've had candles and mirrors inside to re-create a faux fire. This year I'm working on a new "fire". The base is a styrofoam sheet rescued for the box my computer was packed in. So I guess that's officially another trash to treasure (LOL!) I mosaic'd (obviously my favorite new thing) on mirror pieces from my gigantic stash of broken mirror peices (see earlier posts on Shed/Windows). The tubes are recyled from an architect friend who received them as packing tubes...and of course it's a challenge to me to think of ways to use them. My idea, which I haven't completed yet, is to drill many holes in the tubes, insert Christmas lights on a string into the tube so the light will shine through the little holes.. I'm still playing with whether to use red/yellow lights or just use clear lights--the colored ones might look more like fire. What do YA'LL think? I promise to work on that soon and then post it.
PS: The little color dots in the arch are just painted on but they match the colorfulness of the room, yeah????