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Craig,

The HT is coming along nicely, I just found this thread and realized you're local! Anytime you want someone over to demo the HT to I'm open! Seriously though very nice job and I can't wait to see pictures of the finished HT.

I wish I head the room to build one myself, maybe someday!

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Thanks for the encouraging words. Some day I'll be done enough to consider a demo or HT meet - I'll let you know if I ever get to that point.

So you are in the Chicago area..? I'm in the NW burbs (Palatine/Hoffman area).

By chance; did you attend Zamboniman's meet a few weeks ago?
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Craig,

Things are really looking good! Love the wrapped post by the way!
I saw your questions posted a few days back. I think you have some good ideas, but the one about painting the soffit black....I'm afraid it may take away from the ceiling some......maybe a nice shade of dark gray to have a dark color, but also something to make the ceiling stand out a little more since there is so much detail to your ceiling panels.
I think adding a third color to your room will really help it pop.....not that it doesn't look great already!!!

Keep up the good work, I'm enjoying it!
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Johnny,

Thanks! - good inputs.

I will need to do some "photoshopping" to visualize a choice of soffit colors; dark grey, black , or a dark brown/cocoa color. If dark grey or cocoa > this will become my 3rd color for use on other areas as well.

As for this week; I am staining and applying poly to my wet bar cabinetry. Hopefully I can finish that phase and post some new photos soon

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As for this week; I am staining and applying poly to my wet bar cabinetry. Hopefully I can finish that phase and post some new photos soon

This is definately a slow moving phase of any build, I have been doing alot of the same....keep up the good work. As for the soffit black will help it disappear into the darkness along with the ceiling. As for the cocoa that is the color we used on the walls and I was unsure at first but after its up (3 coats) I love it......

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Iusteve,

Thanks for stopping by. Sure enough i am staining those stock Oak cabinets from the big-box store. Last night was my second night night of staining.

I had to go with two different shades of stain on the oak to get the shade I am after. This was necessary to get the Oak cabinets to match the stained Pine doors. I am very close and will start applying Poly tonight.

That Cocoa color in your thread is one I am considering for my 3rd color. But still not sure how it will go with Burgundy and black....?

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Looking good when are you going to try and start hanging some drywall ?

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Iusteve,

Thanks for stopping by. Sure enough i am staining those stock Oak cabinets from the big-box store. Last night was my second night night of staining.

I had to go with two different shades of stain on the oak to get the shade I am after. This was necessary to get the Oak cabinets to match the stained Pine doors. I am very close and will start applying Poly tonight.

That Cocoa color in your thread is one I am considering for my 3rd color. But still not sure how it will go with Burgundy and black....?

Well let me tell you this....staining is a blast.... Actually the final result to me is VERY satisfying!! Keep at it. As for the cocoa color, It was not my first choice as I had originally wanted black all around however when we got the stellar deal on the brown microfiber berks then I had to change colors as I was not sure how they would look against black walls. Now that said after we put our 3rd coat on I was then sold on the color as it is plenty dark and the color appears really deep if that makes sense. Now with burgandy.....I actually have 6- 84" panels of burgandy velvet curtains that I had inteded to use on the screen wall to surround the screen and I think they will look good together (atleast my wife tells me they will) but I havent gotten them out to see yet as I dont want stuff all over them. What I am saying is the cocoa is a great an original color as you dont see many others using it and I will get my black on the ceiling

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WOOlly,

Thanks for kind words.

I am so glad that all of the drywall activities are behind me. I was originally going to do it all myself. After drywalling, and mudding the bathroom; I decided enough for me.

I hired a crew to drywall-mud-tape the rest of the basement. No doubt the best money spent.

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Iusteve,

Good info on the colors. Seems we may end up with a similar color scheme.

So yesterday; I come into our office and the landlord's painter is putting the finishing touches in our building foyer. He was painting some trim with a very interesting "leather/bronze" accent color. So I asked him to paint me a large sample chip. Took it home and the WAF was surprisingly good! WOW - Is it possible that I may have found a good 3rd color for my accent color..?

This weekend I'll test my photography skills and attempt a few photos with some sample chips shown against my Burgundy GOM and Burgundy drapes.


Have you decided what you will be doing for carpet?

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I already had carpet in the room prior as it was a finished room that I have redone. I am stuck with this carpet for now. Its not ideal for the theater but it is what it is.

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I like the idea of burgandy curtains cut off to match the side curtains, with GOM behind it. I saw someone else do this approach on a build thread here (can't recall who) and it looked great.

Not sure if you're already past this point, but I found the thread with the screen wall curtain treatment I was referring to - it's docprego's build thread. Here's the link:
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Hanesian,

Thanks - I'll give this some more consideration, might work for me.

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I'm sure you were confused when I asked when are you gonna hang drywall I don't know how I missed all the pictures from pages 3 on as I have looked at them many times. I'm going to say I was having a senior moment and move on

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Good Afternoon All;

Another weekend in the basement found me finishing and poly top-coating my cabinetry: 4 coats of wipe on poly brought the cabinets to a furniture grade finish (Thank to WOOlly for his finishing tips). Next Up; was to install the cabinet boxes for the wet bar area.

I chose to put a 3/4" plywood backer up for my wall cabinets. This allowed for better anchoring and a better surface to contact cement veneer to later. Because my plan included some low voltage LED under-cabinet lighting, a switched receptacle was also added above the wall cabinets. I then cut a shallow vertical slot into the backer to hide the LED wire feed to the left side light, for the right corner cabinet this wire is off to the right edge of the backer board (these areas are covered by the foil tape).


Then: Level and screw a temporary cleat into the wall to aid in mounting the cabinets. Note the light kit has also been temporarily located and tested.


And with the veneer installed in between the wall cabinets. I am thinking about some glass shelves for the space in-between? The crown above and between the cabinets will have the same LED downlight:


And another with the lights on:


And a shot of the base and wall cabinets at the pantry near the bottom of the stairs. This base cabinet had to be stretched 4" in width to fill the opening to the fridge:


The next photo is a possible accent color for the HT room. I will be doing the larger wall surfaces in black or a dark cocoa. The accent color is a bronze/carmel look as shown here (sorry - still waiting for our office painter to confirm the exact name).

Curious if anyone has opinions of this color ?
If I go with it; it will be used either for:

1) the face of the soffits
2) or for the underside of the soffits...?



Last photo is the same color sample on the soffit face?


Also I have a forum type question:
How does one edit the name of one's thread? I feel like changing the title from "Begins" to the "End is near", truly a Happy Thing !

Tonight I intend to mount cabinet doors, work on the bridge across the top of the wet bar, and a crown mould to trim upper edges. Hopefully more photos tomorrow.

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Bump ..bump....

Looking for opinions to the questions posted above.
Also How do edit my thread title..?

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I like the black as a better complement to the burgundy GOM. However, I'm not sure if it will be a bit much for the surface area of your wall. Have you tried photoshopping it? That seems to help a lot in terms of visualizing what the entire space would look like in a particular color, whether bronze or black.
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Queen,

Thanks for stopping by:

If I do go with the bronze/carmel color it will be as an accent color with limited useage (underside of soffits or the soffit face).

The majority of my walls likely be black or the dark Cocoa. You are correct; I need to go to photshop to visualize, Just need to take the time out from basement work to play with photoshop.

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Bump ..bump....

Looking for opinions to the questions posted above.
Also How do edit my thread title..?

Thanks!

If you find out can you share with me? I even emailed to Forum moderators and didn't get a response...

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I think if you do an advanced edit to the first post you can change the "subject" - but I think you have to do it pretty early in the process to have it take. To be honest with you, I wouldn't sweat it as a both Sandman and Chinadog's threads both say begins or begun. You are in plenty good company.

The Mods can do it if you get them to do do it. I wouldn't bother asking Alan or Dennis though - pick one who seems to do more blocking and tackling stuff.

I am not sure I "get" your full vision of the colors, but the soffit face makes more sense to me than the soffit bottom for an accent color. I haven't read your whole thread though.
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Dave / Mike,

Thank you both for stopping by. Since posting that question; I checked the FAQs - seems from the point one starts a thread you have only 2 hours in which you can edit a title.

As for my colors:
I will need to post some better mock-ups to help visualize what we have been thinking. Short Summary - we need to pick something that will go good with Burgundy GOM and Burgundy drapes, we are thinking of black and/or shades of brown, bronze, rust ,etc...

My better half has already indicated that we have enough grey in other parts of the house

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We used browns and blacks and I'm really happy. I just need to get the Burgundy drapes to cover the windows and other accents. Nice colors seem to work pretty well together.

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Mike,

Thanks; I revisited your thread and indeed I like the brown paint you selected. I agree it seems that it would go well with Burgundy drapes.

My apologies if you have already answered this question (I think you did , but i couldn't find the answer). So Again; What was the paint color and brand?

As for Burgundy drapes:
We got ours at Penney's - if you wait a short while you will find that they run terrific sales often. I think we got about 60% off the normal price for ours


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Weekend progress;

The weekend was split between small projects and my son's 14th birthday party (3 of his friends, Whirlyball, followed by Pizza and "mancave" movies, including Quantum of Solace). His friends had not been in the basement since this madness started. After the jawdropes, a couple of interesting responses: How come my chair is shaking? Can we turn up the bass higher, How much does this cost, >> even an offer to help finish - priceless!!

Project time was divided as follows:

Ordered some cabinet tops for the wet bar and pantry areas. We are going with one of the new granite "look-a-like" countertops.

Received my bar sink from
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(posted the source as I know some watchers are currently exploring sink options). I went with a dark finish as opposed to the bright copper. Looks good, can't wait to get the counter-top and faucet, so I can finish the wetbar.


I then moved back to the HT room and wrapped both of my "screen-flanking-walls" with the Burgundy GOM.
Right Side Before:


And After:


I think we have finally narrowed the wall and color choices down, next update Ill try and post some photo shop examples...

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Mike,

Thanks; I revisited your thread and indeed I like the brown paint you selected. I agree it seems that it would go well with Burgundy drapes.

My apologies if you have already answered this question (I think you did , but i couldn't find the answer). So Again; What was the paint color and brand?

As for Burgundy drapes:
We got ours at Penney's - if you wait a short while you will find that they run terrific sales often. I think we got about 60% off the normal price for ours




Sorry I didn't get the email update about your thread. The paint we used was Duron and the darker brown was "Virtual Taupe" the lighter brown in the gameroom was "Tony Taupe". I'm really happy with the colors, I need to get some 'after' pics since we're done until later this summer (shower and bar are all that are unfinished at this point). Thanks for posting the link for the sink, I'm still planning the bar!

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MIke,

Appreciate the paint colors. Sounds like you are about to kick back and enjoy your efforts for a while - enjoy!!

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That column looks better dressed.

Have you gone through the show me your color scheme thread?

Here is a burgendy/brown combo (the only one I saw)


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Thanks DC Pilgrim,

I did check out the "show me" thread.
The one shown was especially useful, some comments:

-Appear to be the same drapes I am using
-Shows that the brown/tan tones can work quite well
-I am thinking of going with even darker shades of brown.

Sometimes I think too many choices make the selection task near impossible. I am getting to the point of:
Just stop procrastinating, and go buy the paint !

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Yeah - I would go darker. Go ahead and buy paint and procrastinate further - just get little sample jars and paint a bunch of patches.
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Yeah - I would go darker. Go ahead and buy paint and procrastinate further - just get little sample jars and paint a bunch of patches.

Dave,

At risk of sharing my ignorance, I will ask:
So you can get paint mixed in small sample jars, even at the big-box stores..?

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