We got rid of the old recliner. I made curtains. My husband built a daybed. We painted a cheery color. The next step in this room makeover was finding something to decorate the now-bright-green walls.
Before painting, we had stuff hung on the walls, but it was pretty random. An MC Escher poster and a poster of a large tornado were the dominating elements, and they screamed "Leftover From College" (or, in the case of the MC Escher poster- I've had that since junior high). We wanted a more cohesive look.
Perhaps we are being a bit too obvious, but because the purpose of the room is TV & games, we decided to decorate with board games. We scoured the local Goodwills for old board games, and I even obtained one off Freecycle. I broke out my mini-hot glue gun, and started putting the pieces on the boards in the a somewhat-realistic game situation. I wasn't totally realistic- for Scrabble, for instance, you'll see I just had the goal of using all the letters up. I thought it was fun that Operation is still Operational, so visitors can try their hand at it while it's still hanging on the wall.
The result? Click for a bigger view.
And, of course, we have actual playable games in the room too:
So what do you think? Any classic game we should look to add to the wall collection? The only ones we wanted but didn't find were Risk, Candyland, and Chutes & Ladders. What would you have included?
Bonus question: Any crafty ideas for the leftover game pieces? I've got more LIFE & Monopoly money than I know what do do with, in addion to lots more cars & pieces.