Originally Posted by damienbuckley
Keep rockin' mate. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. I picked up another bale of Earthwool yesterday so you know what I'm doing this avo... my plasterer mate did his back again so we've been on hold for another week - plus 4cabling.com.au delivered the third damaged rack so thats going back again. Having done by xmas looking unlikely... you carpeting over the boards? Mrs B is selecting browns for my walls. Black is brave. Keen to see how you ligh it though - could be crazy effective with the right lighting.
Hi there Damien,
You have fun with the insulation.... I still have about 1/3 of mine left over, which I need to finish the ceiling. Going to lay it over the paper pulp that's there now. What a mess to disturb it! Not looking forward to getting up in my roof. I have a low pitched roof and with 9 foot ceilings, the crawl space up there is pretty limited. Particularly for the more Santa like gents among us!
Bad luck on the rack. They are bloody useless. I have had good dealings with the company so far, but surely it can't be too hard to remove the rack prior to shipping from it's crate, check for damage and then repack with additional padding to prevent transit damage. They are expensive items but I think the attitude hey have is 'well, it's only going into a computer server room in some office so who cares???' Not good enough.
I am not doing the walls in black, only the screen wall and the ceiling. The black you see is just flat black paint to seal the drywall and to stop any pink showing through the yet to be installed fabric wall coverings. The rest of the walls will be in a metallic bronze fabric and the columns will be a lighter colour to tone in with my recliners (almost a perfect match). Should be a pretty neutral palette. I think I posted pictures earlier in my thread. Was going to choose the bronze for the ceiling but decided on black just in case I decide to incorporate a star ceiling down the track. Found a supplier in Sydney that supplies fibre optic star panels. It's about 1200-1500 that I don't have now but if I use black now I will be able to incorporate it with minimal further expense.
I will be carpeting the floors. Probably looking at a chocolate brown carpet, similar to what we had in our old home. It wore really well and vacuumed up great. Peter M bough a sample of the carpet he is choosing when he came over last time. Very nice and I believe that it comes in a brown so I may look into that as well. It will be a dark brown no matter what I choose. Really want to minimise any reflected light as I will be pushing my projector and I don't want to wash the image out any more than necessary.
Hope to see some more progress at your end soon.
Had Pete (the Sly) turn up today. Another nice fellow met from the forums. Enjoy the drywall lift Pete and I hope you made it home with (most of) the gyprock sheets on your car. Any dramas, give me a call. It goes together real easy but the instructions are fairly self explanatory.
Have a great weekend everyone.