So I started with a leaking solarium that you could feel the wind blow and would be steaming hot in the summer.  Hired a contractor to tear it down and rebuild the shell.  I had him dry wall and float the interior with electricity ran.

Here is my journey into building a better gaming room for my group.  ( I know allot of the pictures are out of step-but you get the general flow/direction )  And I know my spelling is horibbleeee.


The leaking -Hot- monster

The leaking -Hot- monster

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Notice the foil around the fan--I had wrapped the inside surface of the sunroom in an attempt to reflect the heat back out--the film worked very well

Notice the foil around the fan–I had wrapped the inside surface of the sunroom in an attempt to reflect the heat back out–the film worked very well

New Construction IMG_1698 IMG_1697 IMG_1696 IMG_1695 IMG_1694 IMG_1691 IMG_1690 IMG_1689 IMG_1688 IMG_1687Yeah I know thats the boring part of it all.



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Old lights in the pic above.

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And now the bricking starts-added a half wall around part of the room

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Then painted the ceiling–painted it sky blue–there is an old tal that says ghosts will not cross water and if you paint the roof/ceiling blue it fools ghosts into staying out….hmm

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Well it took awhile But I finally found a person that sold reclaimed wood.  I had this idea that I would panel the room in old wood-kinda like an old house or bar room.  I didnt realize it would be so hard to find and when you do find it fence boards mostly have old rusty nails in them and they may all be different sizes.  Each piece of wood had to be inspected-the bad pieces cut off and the good pieces were brushed with a steel brush and a sander.


The Walls are lined with a wooden strip about 1/2 inch think and then plastic was placed on top of that.  I wanted a gap in the wall so the old wood would not be touching the new structure and the gap in between would allow air to flow behind it.  Kind of like when a wood floor is install-you always install a barrier under it.IMG_1888 IMG_1900 IMG_1899 IMG_1890 IMG_1889 IMG_1921 IMG_1901 IMG_1904 IMG_1903 IMG_1902 IMG_1925 IMG_1924

You will notice the cat in almost every picture–He is my QA inspector “Cyric” the cat–anybody that knows the forgotten realms pantheon will recognize the name-and yes he is a bit like that..IMG_1926 IMG_1927 IMG_1928


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So I decided I would start work on the floor-unfortunately the contractors left a ton of plaster stuck to it and it took days of scraping and then hours of mopping-I literally had to take OTC pain killers for my back after this.  geeeeIMG_1950 IMG_1951

After all the scraping and moping I had some acid etch samples left over from years ago.  What the heck–I thru down the green and let it soak for a day.  The next day had more mopping to get the acid etch off and then I ran down to Home Depot and purchased some wet seal and placed two coats of it on the floor–SHINE!  After all the work is done I will place another coat of it on the floor—what a back breaker..


See some of the green starting to come in…

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You can see I have started working my way around the room with wood.IMG_1966 IMG_1954

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Next I start work on the storage/cat area of the room.  Love my cats but thatey can be messy-I wanted an area that was easy to clean-out of sight-and out of smell!IMG_1988 IMG_1989

Im no contrator/builder–framing is hard by yourself…IMG_1990

Decided to switch gears and stain the wood window seals…IMG_1991 IMG_1994

Trying to find the right color for the curtains in the room–prob not red–maybe white.IMG_2004

Closet Framed out and plastic placed on it followed by wood paneling.IMG_2001

Shelving being added and bottom part being lined with carbon/roof tar paper.  IMG_2002 IMG_2003

Another framing pic-plastic on/before woodIMG_2026

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Finished the faux bricks, not badIMG_2028 IMG_2027 IMG_2025


SO the next phase of the work space-bar-food area begins, the mini frig will be underneath and I plan on having some hidden compartments for paints etc etc etc…lets see how it goes.

bar work space begins bar work space 2

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