In Just A Few Steps, This Guy Built A Home Theater In His Basement…Epic!

In 2014, the number of people going to actual movie theaters hit a 20-year low.

Reasons varied from high ticket prices to lackluster movie options and an increase in streaming capabilities. But I’d argue something different altogether…

You see, when it’s so easy to build your own at-home movie theater, I can totally understand why people would rather curl up in their basement than have to deal with the overpowering smell of stale popcorn.

Don’t think it’s so simple? Well, I give you AtTheLeftThere‘s DIY creation!

Before getting to work on his basement, he sketched out his design and made sure the wiring was in order.

He painted the ceiling black for a real theater vibe.

Red walls were also key.

Wiring for the lights and electronics was hidden in the walls.

AtTheLeftThere made his own 105-inch screen out of projection cloth and pieces of pine for the frame.

Then it was time to get to work on the risers.

He opted for two-by-sixes and pieces of OSB for the platforms.

This shelving unit would hold his gaming consoles, video games, and other odds and ends.

He put carpet on the risers to prevent echoing and add a touch of coziness.

Couches and other furniture pieces went in…

Along with some old-school movie posters.

He gave it a whirl and is ultimately pretty satisfied with the results!

I’m not going to lie…

I’m pretty jealous of this home theater! While I still plan on going to the movies for 3-D films, this definitely has its own appeal. When can we come by for a viewing party?

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They Turned An Old, Ugly Dresser Into Something You’ll Want For Your Home

A few years back, Julie and her husband were gifted a dresser. It was a nice thought, but since it didn’t really match any of their home’s decor, it sadly went unused.

When they made the decision to start looking for new TV stands, the couple was disappointed with the options. It wasn’t until they found a DIY tutorial that turned an old piece of furniture into a brand-new stand that Julie knew just what to do. She enlisted the help of her handy husband and they got to work on their outdated dresser.

This is the old dresser they otherwise had no use for.

First, her husband removed the drawers, sanded everything down, primed and painted, and added support boards for soon-to-be shelves.

The top drawers were also removed to make space for the cable box.

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New, more modern drawer pulls were added.

Adorable wicker bins would serve as catchalls for TV equipment and other entertainment devices.

What a difference some paint and small design details make!

It just goes to show that almost everything has a second life if you just give it a chance! If you’d like more DIY inspiration, check out Julie’s blog here.

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