So that catches us up through about Christmas, when the wife surprised me with a Mitsubishi HC1500 projector. Of course, this made me want to move a little quicker on the room and move towards a dedicated theater room. I am looking to close in the room. I will upload the plans once I get them done.
Here are some pics of the projector and the frame I built myself. When my wife found out how much the screens were she about flipped, so now I am building a diy screen. Frame is 3 1/4 x 1/2 baseboard from Home Depot. Screen size is 120". Purchased custom cut matte white da-lite material from projectorpeople.com. Haven't received this yet. Covered the existing window with some so-called black-out material, at least that's what the Jo-Ann's employee said it was. It does seem to glow a little when the sun shines through it, but the screen will be covering this, so I don't think this will be noticed.
Also had an electrician put outlet in the ceiling to accommodate the projector and began painting the back wall black.
Previous total - $461
Projector - $815 shipped
Universal ceiling mount - $115
Electrician outlet install - $150
Baseboard for screen frame - $46
Screen material - $266 shipped
Mounting hardware - $30
Ralph Lauren Bone Black paint - $28
Paint materials - $15
Velvet material - $40
Black out material - $36
Black electrical outlets $10
15" HDMI cable - $26 (monoprice)
Recessed cable outlets - $6 (monoprice)
New total - $2044
Screen wrapped in velvet
Wall painted (first coat) and screen frame up against wall