While my mom was in town we decided that my basement tv room/office/craft area would be our project for the week. The room was a dark, wood-paneled dungeon with absolutely no charm.... just ugly. Also, our furniture arrangement was not helping anything, nor was our lack of entertainment center.
Here is the fugly before:
Anyway, here is the much lighter, brighter after:
I'm still working on the other side of the room.... this side: