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Won't get much done this week as I have to please Uncle Sam as I have waited too long. Oh well.

Yep, you and me both, brother...
post #242 of 368
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Sloooooow, but progress none the less

Got in Monday night and put up two coats of ceiling paint. Also painted the three ceiling medallions that will be used for the two lights in the back and the one in the foyer.

I also just ordered my door seals and automatic door bottom for the main HT door. I'll start there and add seals on the foyer door on the family room side if necessary.

Hoping to get the walls all prepped and ready for wallpaper on the weekend.





post #243 of 368
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Walls are ready for wallpaper

Painted up the walls where the seams will fall and rolled on some clear wallpaper sizing. I know there's nothing much to see here, but proof I am making progress!

No photos, but I did finish up glazing the doors last night. Just need to get a poly on everything now.

After the weekend, I hope to show some completed walls!



post #244 of 368
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Wallpaper Begins

Yesterday I put on a coat of poly on all the trim to protect the glazing, went to my son's lacrosse game, and then home to begin the wallpaper.

Started in the little foyer room first, and tackled the very thick textured wallpaper we selected. No quite as thick as anaglypta, but pretty darn close. It has a very heavy fabric as the backing. In the small space and with all the corners and trimming, it took the rest of the day into the evening to get it done. But at least that room's finished!

First piece goes up






Finished Room - not the greatest shots as I can't get much of the room in the picture since I have to stand outside of it.








So, there's the quick update for the morning and I'm headed in to start on the wallpaper in the actual theater. It's a standard thickness, but as this was, unpasted - so it will take a little longer and little more patience.
post #245 of 368
Wow. That looks rich and classy! Nice job.
post #246 of 368
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Section 1 of 6 done!





post #247 of 368
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Wow. That looks rich and classy! Nice job.

Thanks Mario! I'm trying to keep up with your progress!!
post #248 of 368
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Section 2 of 6 done!

Tackled one of the "bumps" with all of their crazy angles and 2" offsets, and simply put, they take a looooong time to complete. Width of the wallpaper leaves these small 1" wide areas before I have to turn 90 degrees and that make it a bit of a challenge.









post #249 of 368
I like the way that is turning out. It surprises me, I would have not thought that it would look as good as it does(referring to the color combo). Good job. Keep it up.
post #250 of 368
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Section 3 of 6 done!

UNCLE! Enough for today. Three done and a strip down on the fourth. Half the sections done, but the three remaining will take longer since they are all bumps. Busy week, so until next weekend!





post #251 of 368
Holy smokes, that looks amazing!!! Your problem, which you may not yet have anticipated, is that guests are going to demand that you not turn off the lights and watch a movie -- they're just going to want to sit there and admire the room... : )

Bryan
post #252 of 368
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Thanks Bryan! That's a really great compliment. All that planning and worrying over color schemes seems to be paying off. Fingers crossed.
post #253 of 368
When all is finished....what with the projector/s in use and the ability to selectively dim the forward Cans and LED Light Strips, combined with the High Contrast 1.3 gain (approx) surface, I'm betting that the image quality will take only an insignificant hit, so that "Ambient Light" viewing will be far more pleasurable than one would expect otherwise.

But I'm biased.
post #254 of 368
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I guess we will see before too long MMan!
post #255 of 368
are you sure you can go back to section 4 and finish the paper? doesnt it usually swell when wet, then shrink as it drys (meaning you need to do all seams in one sitting so the pattern lines up correctly)....just wondering
post #256 of 368
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are you sure you can go back to section 4 and finish the paper? doesnt it usually swell when wet, then shrink as it drys (meaning you need to do all seams in one sitting so the pattern lines up correctly)....just wondering

Yes, the paper will swell a bit after you book it, but it is a minute amount. If there is any difference you can just align in the middle of the match and it will contract the same amount. High grade papers, which this one is, does very little so it's easier to stop like I did here. Still, it would have been preferred to have not hung the piece or stop in a corner. I got it up and then I had to call it quits.
post #257 of 368
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Section 4 of 6 done

Okay, I know all these post look exactly alike as I finish up the wallpaper. But it took a lot of work (time and patience really) and I need to get my post count up I guess! So, here come the posts and pics.

I was able to get back to the room this past weekend and finished up the fourth bump of wallpaper.





post #258 of 368
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Section 5 of 6 done

I'll have to throw in a non-HT pic just to break it up. These two (of our three) were absolutely no help today.



But #5 is knocked out. Thank goodness they get shorter as I move back in the HT.









post #259 of 368
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Section 6 of 6 and ALL WALLPAPER DONE!

Thank goodness I'm done all of the wallpaper and can start moving towards the finishing items. It really is coming together nicely. I've been taking all these shots as I go along with my iPhone camera. I need to get in there with my DSLR and take some nice ones.

Next step will be cleaning up and out the room. Hope to make some progress tonight, because it will be Saturday before I can get back in there.







post #260 of 368
I like that. I'm glad I didnt have to trim that floor though
post #261 of 368
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Clean Room

Got in the room on Monday and cleaned it up. Took a few photos of the room with a better and wider angle camera.









And at least took the time to install the stair step lights and covers. Although I can now easily see in the photo that this one is not level! I guess I need to get my head down closer to the floor to adjust it!



And some close ups of the finished corbel



post #262 of 368
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Preparing for the custom bar

The original thought was to have standard base and wall cabinets for the back wall bar area. Working with the cabinet maker, this will hopefully look more like a custom hutch/bar. In this redesign, I needed to move the outlets up a whopping 12" inches. This is because the wall outside 12" wide wall cabinets will now go all the way down and actually sit on the countertop of the base units.





I installed a floor for the bar area as well as the threshold for the main door so that the automatic bottom seal had a solid surface to contact. I picked an engineered 8mm product called Swiftlock in an aged hickory that we thought was a good match for the glazed mahogany bar and the rest of the decor.





post #263 of 368
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A SEAT IS IN THE ROOM (ONLY TEMPORARILY)!!!

Brought up one of the recliners to take some measurements. So took the opportunity to snap a couple photos.







Getting close!!!

Just e-mailed the cabinet maker and the sit down bar unit is ready to be installed and the back wall bar is 95% completed. With Mother's Day this weekend, I'll only get Saturday. Hopefully I'll get enough done to perhaps have the install done the next week.
post #264 of 368
The room is turning out fantastic and you really have a serious skill set to put all of this together yourself. I have seen professional trim carpenters not do as nice of a job as you did on that complicated molding! Congrats to you and I can't wait to see it all done. Your carpet installers are going to have nightmares with all the funky angles and jukes/jives going down the side wall!
post #265 of 368
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Thanks TMcG! Lots of patience required for sure. I have no doubt that the carpet guys are going to hate me.
post #266 of 368
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The slab of granite showed up for the countertop folks to start their work for the wall bar and the sit down third row bar area.

post #267 of 368
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I was able to get in the room last night for a few hours and installed the LED strip lighting around the starfield and down the side of one of the walls. Plenty bright, and in fact might be a little too bright for my taste. I've knocked the brightness down as far as it will go. I might have to come up with something to go over it (e.g. tinted tape) to bring it down some more. Not bad with the red, but most of the other colors is a little too bright.

The outlets for the lighting are on my GE, but I don't think that I can really dim that considering that the transformer is converting from 120v-12v. Electrician in the room?

Here are some quick shots in both red and blue. The locations of the shots are in the same order (entering the room, back right corner, right side, front right corner).

















I will have to try and get back in there at some point and take some better shots, maybe combining them with different exposures.
post #268 of 368
I believe there is a setting on the GE dimmer that allows it to dim a transformer. I used that in my last theatre to dim a string of low-voltage track lights driven by transformers.
post #269 of 368
Very awesome
post #270 of 368
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I believe there is a setting on the GE dimmer that allows it to dim a transformer. I used that in my last theatre to dim a string of low-voltage track lights driven by transformers.

Actually, now that you remind me, I think it's a separate module for it. I found a standalone IR dimmer module from the same supplier of the LED strip lights and ordered it. I will give that a try first.

Thanks!
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