Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Impossibilities Challenge-My Game Room

I DID IT!
Two weeks ago I signed up for the Impossibilites Challenge in an effort to re-energize myself into completing a project that had been stalled since last fall. You can read more about the history of my game room here.  
Well, I am happy to say that the challenge was exactly what I needed to complete the project.  As I mentioned , I work best under pressure. Always have.  As a result, last Friday I had surgery on my hand to repair some tendons that have been damaged partly because, yes you guessed it Pressure to get projects done! 




So, with one hand and the help of my hubby, I finished the project over the weekend.
  Remember, this is where I started

And the space today
 


 



 
 
I hope you like the space, not out of pity because of my injury, but because you think
it 's a pretty cool space too.

For More of My Home Tour click here.





43 comments:

  1. Wow, what a change! Love the new, fresh look! The blackboard is awesome. Congrats on completeing the job at hand - no pun intended - and a great job!

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  2. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!! it looks amazing!!!!! what a fabulous and wonderful job! it is gorgeous! you DID IT!!!!!!! now you have to rest that hand and get all healed! sending tons of hugs your way. please come on over to the party -- it starts at 7am -- link this beauty up so ALL can see : ) YEAH YOU!!!! now rest ok :)

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    1. Andrea- partying with you now. PS- you did a fantastic job on your challenge. By chance, if you happen to live near me will u come organize my craft room.

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  3. Gorgeous! Love that paint color!

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  4. Love it.... the beige walls are perfect!

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  5. Wow - I want to play there! Love the stop light and the great sign wall (and all the candy)! Now, sit back, grab some popcorn and a coke, watch a movie and rest that hand - you deserve it!! Glad you joined our Impossible Challenge!
    Kelly

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  6. This room is incredible, I love all the signs and the traffic lights ! Now rest that hand, you have a good excuse to take it easy !

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  7. Beautiful transformation! I want to play there. ;-)

    Dee

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  8. It's awesome Laura- wow!!! I'm with Dee, I want to play in there too.
    Hope you're healing quickly my friend.
    xo~
    T

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  9. The whole project is awesome! I love the traffic lights - I would never have thought of using them! People's creativity is so amazing!!! It looks a greatplace to come and play (though I'd wor my way through the sweets and popcorn very quickly!)
    Look after yourself and your poorly hand!

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  10. That is an amazing transformation. Talk about the power of paint! The black & white floor looks great with that creamy mushroom wall color. And that wall of windows? Swoon.

    Thanks so much for taking on our challenge ...

    Linda

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    1. Laura,

      I featured you today. Stop by and grab a button ...

      http://itallstartedwithpaint.com

      Linda

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  11. What a great gathering space for a family! I love the bright feeling! Hopped over from the Impossibilities party! Hope your hand is feeling better soon!

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  12. Fabulous, absolutely fabulous. I can't imagine anyone not having fun in this room. I'm now your newest follower.

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  13. I seriously can't believe you did this with one hand. Give that hubby a big hug from me for the help!! And all of the details - so awesome. I am in love with the vintage signs, I love all of the great designated areas, play dough and construction station out and ready to be played with. So awesome - now I'm hungry for swedish fish!!

    Thanks so much for joining the challenge!
    Karah

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  14. Congrats! It looks fabulous! I'm so proud of YOU! <3 from your newest follower and fellow {new} blogger :) Please check out my impossibility and follow back!

    ~Misty
    www.413sparrowlane.com

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  15. WOW! Girl, that is a fabulous space! Congratulations! I love the color scheme, the black and white floor pops where it can be seen now, instead of just looking like "too much". It looks like you have a candy store going on, your children must love that!
    I hope you are recovering from your surgery quickly.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  16. A great example of 'less is more' in color. You get so much varied use out of this one room, it's amazing... And now so beautiful, too. Looks great for kids, but also a grown-up decor and vibe.

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  17. What a fun room! And I can't believe you finished with your hand! I saw an earlier post from you...with your before pictures and you really got a ton of stuff done! Love it!!!

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  18. Oh I am so happy for you! It turned out FABULOUSLY! I love the pops of red organization! Absolutely brilliant! It looks like you conquered your "impossible." Thanks for joining the party!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  19. Amazing! I love the colors you used! Congratulations on finishing your impossibilities challenge.
    Amy

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  20. That is a great space!!! It must be fun to hang out in there! Your stoplight is the coolest!

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  21. LOVE your new game room! The lighter paint make it so lighter and brighter - yet you lose NONE of the fun!

    The signs rock! (We bought and made lots of signs for our new "Impossible" kitchen. And, we are still looking for more. I'll read your posts to see if you say where you got them.)

    The stop light is great. And, of course the candy, popcorn, etc.!

    Can you believe there are so many of us "Impossible" gals out there?

    ~ Dana
    Cooking at Cafe D
    "Jimmy John's Kitchen" Project

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  22. This looks like a fun place to be....great ideas! I'm your newest follower too, so stop and follow back if you like....Lori

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  23. I do love it! In fact, I"m sending a link of this post to my hubby....great ideas for the basement. He needs to get inspired and this might do it! Check out our redo: the dining room!

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  24. It is amazing what a great family room. Thank you ever so much for sharing. I will follow on my way out. I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. I hope you will find a little time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  25. It's absolutely stunning. I love all the details and the traffic light is the best part.

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  26. Laura,
    Your fabulous playroom is being featured at the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge!
    http://www.eclecticallyvintage.com/4/post/2012/02/imagine-the-impossibilities-fabulous-features.html
    Kelly

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    1. Thanks so much. you would think I would have learned my lesson ( btw- still have stitches in my hand) but onto the next project! See you soon!

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  27. I love your game room, especially all the vintage accessories and the black & white floors. Visiting from Eclectically Vintage feature. I'd love it if you'd share this at my Show & Tell party, going on now @ the Delectable Home.

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    1. Tisha- thanks for dropping by. I linked up to your party as well. Hope you will come back again and say hello!

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  28. Laura, I LOVE your game room! Looks like so much fun. The colors are great!

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  29. Pity has nothing to do with it- it's a beautiful space! Thank for you sharing your link on "Cowgirl Up!". Hope to see you back next week.
    ;) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

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  30. That is so cool! I'd love to have a room like that! Well done, especially one-handed! Found your blog through Pinterest.

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  31. So fun! I love the beverages sign.

    Britta @ TheHandmadeHouse.net

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  32. Wow, another great before and after. Thanks again for linking up (please link back too!). Good luck!

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  33. as soon as i saw your floors, i had to come visit, and it's possible that i commented on this before. we just installed this tile, b/c we want a retro modern vibe, and i love how you still kept that theatre feel here, just a little brighter. i'm thinking the baseboard had something to do with it!

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  34. You got me at those floors, and the pops of red! Love, Love, Love yoru games room!!!

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  35. Too bad about the injury, hope it healed nicely. I am stopping by from Thrifty Decor Chic's basement special. Love love your space. Fun colour and great pieces that all family basements could use.

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