Master Bedroom; star level 3
cloud wall mural started as this one but modified and added in reverse at the corner to get the length for both walls
cloud sky mini mural going in living room; star level 2-3
mural was purchased here
we also like to shop at http://www.greatbigcanvas.com/
for framed wall pictures and where we purchased the moon mosaic in peel stick material
They started offering all photos in peel stick fabric also like eazywallz.
Well lets see where to start. Thanks Jeff for the night sky in our room.
Jeff dropped in last week before my last weekend home and painted our master bedroom. My wife was excited but curious what the hell was going on in there
As she tried to peek and could only catch a glimpse of black light but no stars lol. She was kidding around with Jeff saying it sounded like he had woodpeckers in there. In which he told her yup just toss food for them and they go to work on the ceiling pecking away.
Even when he was finished had black light still on and told her what do you think. The light was washing out all but the brightest of the stars. I was just laughing to myself cause I knew there was going to be a ton of stars in darkness but I really didn't know what to expect either. She just gripped my hand and we sat down keeping our eyes closed.
Jeff painted the whole ceiling with stars, constellations of our choice and the milky way. We have a moon he also painted around to make it stand out. The walls we have a large cloud mural already so he brought the stars down into that. The lines of stars go up over the windows making the effect of mountain silhouettes when complete darkness. Otherwise the windows would stand out like block buildings. Our entire star scene is "windowed" by the crown moulding and columns we have in three places of the room.
Daytime it's like a view above the clouds. Night time it's like the room is cutout of a mountain top to the star sky.
I was honestly stunned a bit when we closed our eyes for a few minutes and opened them for the first time in the dark. We were on the floor looking up and at first it was overwhelming to my brain to orient myself then had layers of more and more ...and more stars. It took a few minutes for my eyes to adjust. Jeff asked if we could see them around the moon using it as a gauge. Barely at first so he mentioned we weren't there yet he sees hundreds.
Eventually there were so many my eyes didn't know what to think. Only thing that came to mind first was a planetarium in the bedroom...which I thought for a second uh oh we'll never sleep haha. I told Jeff I'd post about the milky-way. I want to say my words were something like it was not what I was expecting. It's far more fluid and gets fatter as the brighter stars lessen in charge a bit maybe 30min after turning off the black lights. My favorite part is the milky-way leading into the largest part of the wall stars between mountain silhouettes. I asked what level this was cause well I asked for a level 3 quote and it seemed like a lot more lol. . .he jokingly said 5. I laughed about trying to get that much in fiber optic. Level three was chosen Jeff said to make the mountain silhouette effect stand out better. It really does.
My wife was blown away I think silent at first then a wow came out and stunned silence as well. Her past experience of glow paint is the cheapo stuff pink and yellows just tossed around like glow sticks with the ends cut off. She was nervous a bit cause she herself recently painted the room bright white and put up the cloud mural section at a time. She said just wow it really looks just like a planetarium and told me she wasn't expecting it to be so professional. Needless to say I don't hear a single complaint from her about having it done. Found her blocking out the windows during the day to look at them lol.
Both murals turned out very nice and hard to describe. Camera's just can't capture the look yet. Maybe a pro could but we'll try with exposure settings on a different camera. We had another smaller panel of sky mural with clouds painted in addition to the room. It's about 9ft by 4ft. It will eventually go in the living room. Jeff painted around the clouds so as the light fades they poke out at your eyes in my opinion it's 3D when half lit. When dark the clouds can be made out like real sky within the stars. Pretty trippy.
In the bedroom We have led strips running along the bottom of the cloud walls for ambient light. It's controlled by remote for color changing, dimming etc gives the cloud wall neat effects. Working on permanent black light mounting to charge the stars. For now we just use the $10 T4 CFL black lights from Walmart for about 20min then blackout the room.
Before we settled on paint we had thoughts of doing all fiber optic panel drop ceiling. You know the full computer programmed everything.
I'm sure a fiber optic ceiling could get close with enough money and effort but it would be one hell of a stars/panel ratio. Can't get the milky way effect with fiber that I know of. The room would of looked horrible during the day with black panels of fibers hanging. During daylight the painted star sky is concealed as if nothing was there.
We'll try to post some star pics. Attached is one Jeff took of the mini sky mural going in the living room. You'll have to lean up to your screen and view off angle to see the clouds standing out a bit.
The mini cloud mural
Do you have any woodpecker food?