Sunday, January 12, 2014

Man Cave and Teen Room: An Undersized Urbanite 2014 Update

Finally got some work in on the Imagination House for the Undersized Urbanite contest this weekend.  I had so much fun trying out designs that I love.

Trying to keep the Man Cave masculine was hard.  I kept checking with James!  Basically, everything in there was man-proved by him as something he would have in his own room if he had one.  I knew that I wanted grey walls and wood tones and browns in there....I think I did alright!

 The walls look sort of green here, but they are actually charcoal grey.  The bookcase was stained with a mix of cherry and maple and then coated with satin varnish.  That table is a stand in for right now. I want something classier there.
 This bookcase got sanded and I put a new coat of Martha Stewart Lamp Black gloss paint on it and then camo paper in the back.  I love paper lined bookcases in real life!
 The desk is from a swap with a group of mini friends.  I added the handles- heavy duty staples- and made the keyboard drawer shelf thing.
This barrel table is my first random design for the house.....  I saw this on Pinterest one day and LOVED it.  Thankfully, so did James.  :)
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I am working on a chair, but need to get more solder.  !!! That's exciting, eh?  And I have tiny things to come up with, too.

Both rooms still need to get white trim and crown molding (another first for me...!!)

As for the Teen Room, I knew I wanted all white walls and a grey floor....to balance out the color of the accessories.  Wait until you see the fabrics I have picked out!!!  Those aren't in this post.  :)

 Here is another of my "I Have To Make That in Mini" stumble acrosses.  :)  Randomly showed up in my Pinterest feed, and onto the board it pinned.  Yes.  It's a corner shelf made out of a door.  Awesome, right?
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I'm already loving the set up of this room and the colors found in it.  :)  I have bright colors picked for the bed and curtains.  Fun accessories for the shelves.  A lamp to add above the desk... and some more fun things for the walls.  Maybe this needs to be a tween room.... add some 1D posters?  ha!  I also plan on building a storage bench for at the base of the bed.
Desk was a gift from Cyd at minimodpod.  So glad to be able to use it now!
 And my favorite recreation so far!!!  This light!!  It isn't put into place yet, since I still need to put up the ceiling paper, but it looks.... Awesome.  I love the shadows it casts on the walls.    So pretty.
And, in true Lyssa fashion, there are no pictures of it being made... because I was terrified that it would end up being total sh*t.  :)  Now that I know it works, I will make a new one and share later!

Hope you are enjoying my work on this house so far.  I will be finishing up these two rooms before I move onto the others, as I am waiting on materials.

22 comments:

  1. Wow, you are really moving on with your entry. Love the light and I just love that corner unit using a door. I would love that in my real life home - it would be a conversation piece. Love the barrel table and your camo lined shelves as well.

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  2. Well it looks like I'm way behind on my entry. XD

    I love that door corner shelf, I like how it still looks like it was made out of a door, even at that size. Not sure I could've pulled that off.

    Your house seems to be coming along nicely so far. :)

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    1. You and me both Kyle (and I suspect a few others out there). I haven't even started mine yet although I've been thinking about it a lot. Hopefully I will get started in a couple of weeks. There is nothing like working to a tight deadline!

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    2. I was trying not to do that this year, but somehow I ended up starting even later than last year.

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    3. I wanted to start back in September, but had to wait until I was done with the Barber Shop. You guys will get there!

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  3. Lovin' the door shelf and lamp shade. I think the man cave is going to turn out really well. I've pondered using grey on the walls before but never had the bottle to do it. Cool!

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  4. It´s fine.
    How have you done the lamp?

    Britt
    e-mail: britt@fingerborgen.se

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  5. Nice!!! Love the barrel, light and corner door shelf! Awesome stuff!
    X
    Veronique

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  6. Lyssa, it is turning out awesome! I love the details you have already added like the camouflage background on the man cave shelf & that barrel. The light in the teen room is magnificent! Wonderful work so far.
    Lisa

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  7. Hello from Spain: Great house. I like the living room and your furniture. Very real. Keep in touch

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  8. Looking good! Love the door shelf and light in the tween room. The bright colors are awesome. If James is anything like my husband, you will need a big flat screen T.V. and a video game console for the man cave. LOL!

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    1. Those are on the list! Bwahahah. And some nerdy MMORPG will be on the computer at the desk. :)

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  9. You have brought some real life projects to life in miniature and they look great. Keep up the good work!

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  10. Beautiful room. I really like the door shelf.
    Greetings, Faby

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  11. Фантастика! Такие новые идеи и прекрасное исполнение!
    Татьяна

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  12. you are really moving along there :)

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  13. So far so good! The corner piece and the light are my favorites!

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  14. Excellent job on the man's cave. I would have had troubles planning and decorating it too. That is great you have your husband's support. Mini hugs, Natalia

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  15. The door shelf is such a nice idea and your execution is perfect!! Well done for that and the other miniatures!

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  16. So cute, Lyssa. Too many things I want to comment on...it's all awesome. You do such a good job recreating those life-sized projects!

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