Yeah Matt, I think it's been said before...probably in your build thread...but your before and after pics take the prize. Makes me tired just thinking about the amount of work to go from here to there. Great job!
We also ran into the problem of the knee-walls being so short (our knee walls are only 24" high). Though we don't have any finished pictures yet, we used a whole bunch of these (the legs in the picture are removable)
8x10 edge-lit backlit picture frames and placed a line of them along the knee wall. We then placed hollywood actor/actresses pictures in them (or we also have a set of mini-movie posters we made as well by using .JPGs of movie poster images).
Update - finally took the picture of these mounted on the knee wall - see below:
Thanks for starting this thread Joe. About to embark on this myself. I'm just wondering where Home Theatre Joe's photos are? You started the thread, let's see some finished product and development shots.