So. There were two situations with the basement looming over our heads. What do we do with the pole, and what do we do with all the electronic equipment for all the theatre stuff.
Starting with the pole, we wanted to make it have a purpose. It has to be there, it may as well DO something. So we're making it a table, for that little retro chair and for people who may be congregating in the bar area.
And since my darling knows i'm a visual person, he printed out templates from work so we can get a general idea of what the table would like like. We like the look of the bottom boxed out, but for the top we may just paint it.
The height is a little higher that the chair so that people standing can still use it.
This feels unobtrusive, right?
The many sizes he brought home, each adding an inch to the table top. S keeps calling it a guitar pick shape, but to me it's a ouja board piece.
Some a little less unobtrusive. Lordy. I think he was just trying to annoy me.
Some apparently, quite comfortable.
And then finally we have the component bench! This looks simple (at least to me) but it took him ages to draw up and was full of mathematical thought. I am telling you, this, for some reason, was a lot more complicated than it looks right here. It looks like a pretty simple box....right? I had hoped we could rig something from Ikea and be done with it.
But my darling is a man's man, and a man's man's theatre room has surround sound and wi fi tv and remote controls i can't even begin to understand. He put a lot of thought into making it perfectly line up with the electrical and computer input things...yeah. I love how the sub woofer (that big speaker on the left) is partially sunken behind the face so that it looks just like the right hand side.
We realized the receiver gets too hot when it's in use, so he installed a fan on the right The man just thinks of everything. We'll install a flip down door that covers the whole front except that very bottom, and he (of course) has a fancy pants remote that works through the door. We'll also add pillows and cushions up top for seating.
Listen, just as long as i don't have to see this mess, i'm golden.
I need some input with the wall behind the bench, if you would indulge me. So when the theatre screen is down, it won't be a problem. When it is up in the ceiling (like in the photos) and we're using it as a bench, it's a big empty wall with an off center and high, typical basement window. How do i decorate this? Any sort of artwork would have to go really high so that people sitting on the bench aren't uncomfortable. Should i just do something to balance out the window? Do nothing at all? Maybe just look into pillows for now? Help!
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