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etnad0 02-15-2012 11:07 AM

Project #1 - Lover's Room
 
I'm very good at starting projects and leaving them incomplete, so I figured if I posted on the forum, I would be accountable for finishing, so lets see if it works.

My wife thinks I'm making a man cave, but I've decided to turn it into a room just for me and her. I don't have pictures of the room yet, but I'll post those before I start and update regularly. I've picked out tile and paint (pink and white) so far which I'll post pictures of later today.

The measurements are 10 x 13 (130sqft.)

Project

  1. Remove Old Carpet
  2. Repaint Room
  3. Replace Light Fixture
  4. Install Light Dimmer
  5. Install Wall Shelf/Counter
  6. Install Blinds
  7. Install Tile Floors
  8. Install Mirrored Closet Doors
  9. Furnish (Futon and Wine Rack)
  10. Stripper Pole (depending on space)
  11. Mount TV
  12. Hook Up Sound System
That's all I have on my list for now. I'll be getting started in the next couple of weeks. Right now I'm still cleaning out the room because it currently houses my video and photography equipment.

For those interested in following the project, please subscribe and hold me accountable. I have other projects planned, but once I spread myself too thin I never finish.

This room is going to be a surprise for her so if any ladies have any suggestions on how to make the room more fun and comfortable, please feel free to chime in with a suggestion.

jklingel 02-15-2012 12:40 PM

"Stripper Pole". Yep. It's gonna be a man cave, just like you said.

Willie T 02-15-2012 12:43 PM

Don't forget the mirrored ceiling.

etnad0 02-15-2012 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jklingel (Post 854215)
"Stripper Pole". Yep. It's gonna be a man cave, just like you said.

LOL. Actually my wife has been talking about taking the classes for exercise so I figured I'd surprise her with one in the house. Her friend does and we have a family friend that teaches classes as well. So she's pretty much set on it. I figure I might as well enjoy it too. LOL.

etnad0 02-15-2012 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Willie T (Post 854217)
Don't forget the mirrored ceiling.

To be honest, I thought about it, but I have a fear of the mirrors falling on me so that's a no go... for now. lol

gma2rjc 02-15-2012 02:03 PM

You might want to first find out how she'd like pink walls. If she does then :thumbup:. Pink is one of those colors people really love or really hate (on walls).

Does she have any hobbies? You said you have your photography equipment in that room now. Maybe you could use one wall or one corner of the room for a desk (or 2) for your and her hobbies - with cabinets or shelves to store things.

I'm looking forward to seeing before, during and after pictures. It's really nice that you're doing this for your wife :yes:.

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For those interested in following the project, please subscribe and hold me accountable. I have other projects planned, but once I spread myself too thin I never finish.
Should we send you a PM if we notice you haven't posted on this thread in a while? Just as a little nudge to get you going again? :laughing:

Barb

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etnad0 02-15-2012 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by gma2rjc (Post 854269)
You might want to first find out how she'd like pink walls. If she does then :thumbup:. Pink is one of those colors people really love or really hate (on walls).

Already done. She loves pink. I even found hard tile with some pink in it at $2 sqft.

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Does she have any hobbies? You said you have your photography equipment in that room now. Maybe you could use one wall or one corner of the room for a desk (or 2) for your and her hobbies - with cabinets or shelves to store things.
Great idea, but we have an office space for that stuff already. This room is just our "getaway" room. Only chick flicks, romantic music, and married fun.

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I'm looking forward to seeing before, during and after pictures. It's really nice that you're doing this for your wife :yes:.

Should we send you a PM if we notice you haven't posted on this thread in a while? Just as a little nudge to get you going again? :laughing:

Barb

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Thanks. Feel free to send me a PM. I'd appreciate it so I can stay on task. I'm clearing it out as we speak. Almost finished. Maybe another hour or so and I should be able to post a pic of the semi empty room. I have to move a dresser out of there that my brother left when he moved out. I'll get him to help me get that out of there this weekend. It's marble and heavy.

etnad0 02-15-2012 02:48 PM

OK, here are the tile and paint sample. You can't really make out the pinkish tone to the tile in the picture, but it's there. The sample is the one on the far right "positively pink".

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6...65b7ddae55.jpg

Jim F 02-15-2012 06:48 PM

It would be more appropriate to post your progress in the Projects forum rather than here in General discussion. Thought I'd suggest thatr before you get to far along. The mods can always move the tread, but why not start off in the right place.

etnad0 02-15-2012 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim F (Post 854510)
It would be more appropriate to post your progress in the Projects forum rather than here in General discussion. Thought I'd suggest thatr before you get to far along. The mods can always move the tread, but why not start off in the right place.

I must have overlooked it because I didn't see it. Maye a moderator will move it for me so its in the right place. Thanks.

jbfan 02-15-2012 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jklingel (Post 854215)
"Stripper Pole". Yep. It's gonna be a man cave, just like you said.

I went to the drug store a while ago, and next door is a Starship, and adult type store.

Out front on the the sign "Dancer Pole" for sale!:laughing:

Dinggus 02-15-2012 11:12 PM

Why get a futon? Buy some liberator furniture.

etnad0 02-16-2012 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Dinggus (Post 854744)
Why get a futon? Buy some liberator furniture.

I must admit that is the first time I've heard of it so I Googled it... I'm definitely considering it now. I'll get at least 1, but the futon makes it possible to tie each other up, which is the actual purpose for it. Options are good though. Thanks.

Dinggus 02-16-2012 12:39 AM

Look at "Black Label Zeppelin", might change your mind with it as well.

etnad0 02-16-2012 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Dinggus (Post 854795)
Look at "Black Label Zeppelin", might change your mind with it as well.

Interesting. Might be a little out of my price range for sex furniture though lol. I haven't ruled it out, just seems so expensive.


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