Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Progress on my hobby room

Here it is so far!
                                                                                 
I've just put in some new display cabinets and shelves . The floors have been scrubbed to almost new and the walls and ceiling are also repainted.
One of the shelves backboard you may have noticed is missing and that was because it arrived torn and so I'm waiting on the replacement.

I've also put in some new overhead lighting that has really brightened up the room.

I also completely reorganized a large storage cabinet with extra shelves. It's a closed cabinet for items I don't wish to be seen as it's largely modelling supplies and bits and bobs.

As you can see the walls(especially the wall behind my photography table) need some adornment  and so I just ordered some military scenic prints  to spruce up the walls a bit in order to give it a better gamer/history buff feel to the room in addition to the miniatures and books.

I have a bathroom attached to the room where I still need to buy a closed door shelf for it and some new towels and such.
Next large project for the room is putting in a custom games table with closed doors for storage underneath instead of the folding tables I'm currently using. I'll probably do this in November or December I figure.
So far I'm very happy with the room and feeling pretty excited as it's nearing completion.:-)

28 comments:

  1. Excellent looking room, Christopher...Im sure you'll fill it up quite fast.

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  2. Well done. Looks good. As you say, some pictures or prints will bring it to life nicely. Maybe some period hats or replica weapons too?

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  3. Looks great man. Definitely see if you can pick up a cheap replica weapon or a kepi or tricorn or something... You might find something dirt cheap that looks just fine as a wall hanging. Also, consider finding one of the Barnes and Noble books about DDay or the ACW that are full of replicas of original documents and the like... Books ar cheap, but the pieces look great in a cheap or old wooden frame! I'll find the names for you.

    Anyway, love the cabinets, room looks great!

    Lord Ashram
    http://lordashramshouseofwar.blogspot.com/

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  4. Blessed is the wargamer with no space related issues...

    Great looking place matey!

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  5. I love it! well done!

    Did you do everything by yourself or you had an expert clean/ paint etc?

    What about the display cabinets? Are they custom made or something like IKEA ?

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  6. Thanks folks!

    @Scott & Lord Ashram

    As a matter of fact I did order some Kepi's and I have a replica pistol. I also want to pick up a Danish axe and an Enfield musket at some point.

    @Achilles

    That's right it's IKEA and yes I did everything myself.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  7. Great place but it's very tidy and uncluttered, it's strange to me.

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  8. Looking really good Christopher.

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  9. Thanks.:-)

    @Angry

    ...errrr it was a total mess before, but I've committed myself to keeping this room clean as I've thrown quite a bit of time and money into the renovation. Also, a very important note in that I do not do my painting in this room, rather I have closed door closet upstairs with a built in table where I do my painting and that is a very respectable mess(hence closed doors)! I have this so my family will see me.;-)

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  10. Great looking room - the ikea cabinets look fantastic. Will you be building your game table or purchasing one?

    Miles

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  11. Looks great!

    One room for painting and one for gaming is definitely a new standard to aspire. ^^

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  12. Thanks!:-)

    @Miles

    A mix I would say as I'll be buying Ikea again. I'll be buying 6 or so low cabinets and a table top in one or two parts in which I'll need to put it all together as it all comes unassembled, but I won't need build from scratch or anything.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  13. Really splendid. You have done a fine job in there. A room any gamer would be well proud of!

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  14. Lovely looking room with all the mod cons by the looks of things, even a handy bathroom no less. Very impressed.

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  15. Looks superb Christopher,
    I have still not completely finished my own. Hopefully it will look half as nice as yours when finished.

    Picked up some cracking Napoleonic prints from USA from this guy. quite high price as they still need to be framed but the postage was the same no matter how many I ordered. Here is a link just incase you still need some:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1812-Russian-Print-French-War-Napoleon-Battle-BORODINO-/220584154321?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item335bd714d1

    Cheers
    Paul

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  16. Very envious. But my first goal is to find the time, then I'll worry about the space, right? Well done.

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  17. Glad you folks like it!:-)

    @Paul

    I've seen yours and I think it's coming along nicely. The prints I've ordered are ACW and AWI dominated by the fantastic work of Don Troiani and I also have a limited edition print of an Angus McBride Viking pic to put up as well. Thanks for the tip on the Borodino print which is my favourite battle of the Nap period.:-)

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  18. Looks great Christoper good size room plenty of storage space well done!

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  19. Great looking room. I can only look on in envy, just don't have the space to dedicate a room to wargaming.

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  20. Looks a great room to me. Curious if you ordered the same Troiani artwork as I did recntly :-)

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  21. Very nice looking room! Looks like it will be stunning.

    Glad that you shoose some good SWEDISH furniture from IKEA. Good work that you managed to put them together to;)

    My own painting station are stright from IKEA:)


    Best regards Dalauppror

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  22. Thanks Folks

    @Michael

    I ordered "The Battle of Bennington", "Stand your Ground" and "The First Minnesota" from Troiani and "Spotsylvania" by Thure de Thulstrup, "Battle of Guilford Court House" and "Shoot and Be Dammed" by Keith Rocco.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  23. Great looking games room Chris. Is the Troiani artwork a requirement for games rooms? :-)

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  24. @Hendrid

    Thank you and yes it's a must if your interested in the AWI and ACW periods.:-)

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  25. Wonderful room Chris,I think we all envy you (;

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