So to fill the time before the projector mount arrives we have turned our attention to the room itself.
We knew we needed to address those issues that would really limit our enjoyment of the new projector. The eggshell tan walls were the first thing that had to go. This is where you will understand the name given to this build.
The two pictures above were the color samples we were looking at. I may have stacked the deck towards the ones I wanted because we ended up going with both the far right paint colors.
Cutting in. I actually have a reason for all the swirls. Thats my technique to ensure I don't get to much paint on my cut brush. I prefer to only have a small amount on the very tips of the brush while cutting.
This picture shows the inspiration for this thread's title. My wife really wanted an accent wall. The entire time I was painting all I could think about was how this color seemed very similar to the joker's coat in the original batman.
This is the rear wall. This is going to be more of an entertainment area. Possibly a dart board, maybe a fossball table. I'm thinking two sconces would be perfect for added light and would be super easy to install.
That's the progress so far.
Now onto my plans and questions.
1. Most important is the screen. I was leaning towards spandex, but I have no need for an AT screen. I plan on mounting my speakers where they can be seen(I'm so vain). I am now thinking about using sintra. With the Epson 705HD and the ambient light issues(which I will address) this screen will most likely have to be painted, but at least that would be a down the road prospect.
a. Is this a reasonable choice for my purposes?
b. Also what type of adhesive do most use to adhere the sintra to the wall?
c. Will my textured walls be a problem with the sintra? I plan on using 5' x 10' 6mm like most suggest.
2. Next to be addressed is the ambient light issue. The windows will be easiest, and will be done first. My wife loves curtains so this should be simple to just get a well made light blocking curtain, which in conjunction with the blinds should do a decent job. The biggest issue it the opening to the hallway. I am contemplating using 2" x 4" s to build up an entrance and then wrap them with either MDF or pine which will then be painted. Once that is done another set of curtains will be added across that entrance. This gives us the added bonus of also giving us a defined cut off point to the ceiling at the entrance. that way if we decide to pain the ceiling it will have a termination point. What say you?
3. Audio, can't believe I forgot to discuss this.
Yamaha RX-V373 5.1-Channel AV Receiver
Polk Audio RM6750 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System or some other alternative
Sonos Connect ZP90 to connect to existing system.
What say the hive?
4. Man made lighting
I love the look of the dropped crown and rope lighting. However, the angles of this room are a bit tricky with the vaulted and non vaulted ceilings. I installed a 3 piece crown in our master bedroom that came out great.
I'm a big follower of this blog(has some great stuff) and I am still deciding what to do. I saw some great color changing LED light strips that I would love to install.
I also want to install two sconces on the back wall. I have open space on my breaker and may just wire in a new circuit for the new lighting with room to expand for future ideas.
5. The back of the room is perfect for a bar area.
The red box highlights a wall that adjoins to a bathroom. I haven't explored yet but the shower is on the opposite side which would be great for installing a wet bar.
Ok enough for tonight. I would love to hear from the collective minds here because you guys have some amazing ideas and great creativity.