Sunday, February 20, 2011

Media Room Tour + Useful Info

Thanks for all the kind comments you left on our guestrooms.   Today I want to give you the tour of our media room/play room/man cave.  This room is actually one of the largest rooms in our home and it serves a couple of  purposes.   It is our media room that houses our ginormous TV and ginormous pond boat. The room is also used by the grand kids as a play room.  The furniture and accessories had to be child friendly and stand up to sword fights (plastic of course), Barbie fashion shows, crayons and cartwheels. 



During a hurricane we lost our sailboat so this x-large pond boat will have to do for now. 
Can you believe the pond boat came from GW for $100?  They actually retail for $2500!  Lots
cheaper than the real thing and no maintenance.


The sectional was another Craigslist find.  I don't know why the ottoman looks like a different color.  In person the color is a dark brown and almost identical to the color of the sectional.


See the space behind the corner of the sectional?  That little space makes the best place to build a fort.  I learned the hard way that lamps with iron bases are the only type that will survive.



No girly stuff here!



Framed print is another GW find....$3.00!


Thanks for touring the man cave!  Take a look below for some interesting info on 
your cell phone. A friend sent me this and I thought it was worth sharing.
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Five Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.)

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.

Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.

Check out the things that you can do with it:

FIRST (Emergency)
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.


SECOND (Locked Keys in Car)

Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote key less entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:

If you lock your keys In the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

THIRD (Hidden Battery Power)
Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.

FOURTH (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone)
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone:
*#06#.

A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.

If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

And Finally....

FIFTH (Free Directory Service for Cells)

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial:

(800) FREE411 or (800) 373-3411  without incurring any charge at all.  Program this into your cell phone now.

Thanks for visiting and you know I love your comments.
xo,
Sherry

I'll be joining the parties at:

18 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That is the perfect man cave! I love that boat.

Another great cell phone tip....program in you "contacts" the person you want to be called In Case Of Emergency - only don't use their name. Put in it your cell phone as ICE. I stands for In, C stands for case and E stands for emergency. All police, fire etc know to look in the cell phone under ICE first.
Hugs,
Penny

Divine Theatre said...

I love that boat! That room is so masculine...perfect!
Thanks for the tips! I had no idea, my friend!

At The Picket Fence said...

What a fabulous space Sherry! It is so fun getting to see more of your lovely home even though I know it is all getting ready to be moved along with you. I can't believe you found that boat at GW! What a great statement it makes in the room!
Vanessa

Sarah said...

Love the pond boat! What a great find. The nautical theme of this room is charming. ~ Sarah
PS
Thanks for the cell phone tips.

Mom in High Heels said...

I want to live in your house! James Bond and Indy would LOVE your man cave.
BTW, I have actually used the cell phone to unlock a car door before. I didn't think it would work, but it totally did!

Traci said...

Love the Man Cave and what a place for Grandkids! I just seem them building forts behind the sectional! Great tips, I had not heard of these before.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Sherry,
You will need a space dedicated to that sailboat in your new place! Thanks for the cell phone info. You're right, it's all very useful info. I'm going to copy it and pass it on to all my pals.
Best,
Susan

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Nice man cave Sherri. The unlock your car advice is just amazing!! Who knew?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, that is one big boat. Nice man cave. Gorgeous piece that houses the t.v. Thanks for this wonderful cell phone info. Now I need to write it all down.

A Vintage Vine said...

Great tips! Love the media room!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh this information was all so helpful. i really appreciate you taking the time to pass it along. i am going to cut and paste it into an email and send it out to my family and friends! TFS!

NanaDiana said...

Love the pond boat and your "man cave". Thanks for giving us that cell phone info. I had it somewhere and lost it. I have now saved it to my computer and printed a copy out...AND I am sending it to all my kids! Hugs-Diana

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Love that room Sherry...my husband would love a man cave like that!
What awesome info your shared, I never knew any of those things~ going to print it out for my kids!

Betsy said...

Such a perfect room for relaxing and for playing. I laughed when you mentioned building a fort. I remember when my boys used to do that and I would do the same thing with my brother when we were young. Thanks for all the cell phone tips. I seem to remember hearing the one about unlocking your car door, but forgot about it. I'll be printing these off.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Cool space, but I'm really impressed withe the cell phone tips!

Thank you, Sherry!

Have a blessed week!

xo


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Wonderful Media Room, probably going to be hard to leave. Good luck on the sale of our house.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Are those cell phone trickies real? How great. Totally bookmarking the post.

Tyla said...

Thanks for the great tips! I'm going right now to copy them for myself and my daughter.