Work continues in my long standing quest to complete the Den. During my extended Thanksgiving break, I decided to finally tackle the book cases. My wife did a phenomenal job re-surfacing and painting our kitchen cabinets using Chalk paints and tinted wax, so I opted to remnants to tackle the west wall and the reading corner.
I opted to go with a Graphite wall paint, and a deeper grey for the cabinet. Overall I think it turned out well. Especially considering my starting point back in the summer of 2012:
Also of note, I added the swinging door last year. It has proved a godsend as my house is infested with a strain of felis domesticus that preys on small figurines.
Long term plans from here are to re-do the ceiling and the walls. I am thinking of doing wood paneling for the overhead, and I need to come up with a lighter colors for the walls that will help to increase the ambient light. I also plan on crafting some sliding cabinet doors for my long cabinet in order to hide more of the clutter behind well-crafted wood facades...
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On the gaming front, I managed to join Jon for an evening of Samurai Battles. We opted to try the 4th Kawanakijima series of battles from the basic set. We only completed 3 of the four scenarios as we had to invoke the "murder rule" to end the bitter humiliation of my Takeda army against the savage ruthlessness of the Uesegi juggernaut.