Husband really wanted a pool room - "for the children" - hmm, yep sure, "for the children haha" and to be honest I really did not want one - they just always seem very dark and traditional with that dark green felt and the dark timber and turned legs (been there, done that look, was going for a different look with this house) and I have only seen a few that looked good and those were in homes where the word "budget" was not uttered very often!. But I did give in eventually (it's his house too!), as long as I had full control over the colours (not green, not green, not green I chanted!)
I think this turned out ok, I had a budget for the room but once the pool table was designed, built and delivered, well that was my budget gone!
The bifold doors were essential, just to open it up. I always had the episode of Seinfeld in the back of my mind - you know the one, where George's Dad turns a bedroom into a pool room and they are constantly knocking into the walls with their cues! So space was essential as was keeping the "theme".
The pool table I designed (and that sounds very grand) but really I just showed them what sort of legs I wanted (straight legs please), the colour of the felt (no traditional green please!!) and that I wanted it painted white.
The poor guy nearly fell over - "white!!"...."what the?!?!"
He did do his best to talk me into every stain he had - cedar, oak, baltic pine, "what about this nice mahogany" - but I held firm, no, no, NO!
He conceded in the end the poor man, he had no fight left in him - he had never ever made a white pool table before!! I got the impression at delivery that he was quite pleased it was all over!
The colour of the felt is called "sand" btw - very apt I thought!
Excuse the little fairy dancing through!