Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Home Theatre Make-over

Our media room was one big blank slate when we moved in so we had to make it suit us.  I still have a lot of plans to keep sprucing it up.  I would like to find some coordinating throw blankets that have both my green color and the deep burgandy red I love so much.  So if you have any great sources let me know...I've found some that are around 50 dollars that I like but would love to spend a little less for a throw blanket.  It has to be washable so I had to rule out the woven coverlet blankets I would like to get.  I would like to get a coffee table and a few new accessories too.

Here is the before:

During construction

It's 6 X 8 X 16 inches high.


My husband constructed a box much like you build a frame for a house.  It's make of 2 x 8's and has burber carpet covering the plywood tops and sides.  Let me tell you it is one heavy box! We built it in the basement and could barely move it to pick it up.  To say it's sturdy is an understatement.  He designed it so that no matter how tall the people in the front are or if they want to recline fully everyone can still see the TV.  Before we did this our kids fought over the end of the couch that they could see best.  Now everyone can see and be comfortable.  Our sofas have a cup/drink fold down section in the middle or if we leave it up we can seat at least 6 for movie night.

view in front

view of TV from top seat


Here's what he did with the step so that you could get up easier and also finished it off so carpet edges wouldn't show or come unraveled.

I tell him all the time how great he is and I was hesitant about this project but I think it turned out great.  If you wanted it to be all modern you could do black leather movie seats but I just don't like leather and my basement is plenty cool enough. 

Have a great day!



  1. Wow Carey that turned out awesome! Your hubby did a fabulous job!

  2. Carey your hubby did an awesome job!! Hope you find the throws you want!! Can't wait to see as you add to your room!!:0)

  3. BRAVO! That looks fantastic.

  4. Wow! I would have never thought to do something like that :) Great idea and great job!

  5. That is such a neat idea. Your hubby did a great job on this. I do hope that you find your throws.

  6. What a comfy spot to watch a movie! Your hubby did a great job.

  7. Great job! Your going to have fun with this room!