Ok, sorry for falling behind (again). I was going to post some of the ceiling tile samples and then time slipped by. With that said, I have a few updates. First - the ceiling tiles. As previously mentioned, I got the color samples from the company that makes the tiles. I'm really glad I did this before ordering. The photos on the web just can't show the depth of some of the colors. Some that I thought I would like a lot were rather plain and a couple of others I ordered "just because" turned out really nice. I have narrowed it down to 3 colors and probably one pattern (not 100% certain yet). I just need to talk with the manufacturer tomorrow about matching the color on the grid/rails. Here are some pictures of the colors I am considering in the pattern I like the best. It is a 6" pattern (each of the smaller squares is 6"). This was recommended for small rooms.
Antique Rustic Copper
I didn't realize how long it was going to take to get the tiles, so I need to get them ordered ASAP. The site says it will take up to 21 working days to make them. If that is the case, I may not get them installed until some time in July.
The other thing I wanted to get completed prior to moving on to other projects was the doors and trim. I am happy to say that they are installed. I painted the base moldings and door casings last week and got them hung on Friday. I still have some nail holes to fill and touch up, plus the doors need to be painted, but I am just happy that they are installed. I can't believe how different the room looks now.
A couple of shots of the bar area. the door in the corner is for the electrical/data closet.
This door goes into the pinball workshop. The wall with no base moldings will have cabinets for the back bar.
This is the game area
Even though I have a few things to finish up, I was really happy to get the doors and trim in. My kids finished school on Friday and were really anxious to play some pinball. I decided to go ahead and bring some of the games out and let them start playing them again. I want them to be able to enjoy them this summer. Plus, this will clear out the theater so I can move back in there
A couple of my older games are in the bar area:
One thing that worked out really well was the accent lighting I put in above the games. I am really happy with how it turned out. I was worried it would cause a huge glare on the playfield glass, but they are in the perfect position, and with them angled slightly, they highlight the toppers on the games. It looks great.
The Giovas Game Room is officially open again. My older son told a couple of the neighborhood kids and before I knew what was happening, I had eight kids in the basement playing for an hour.
While I am waiting for the ceiling tiles, I promised my wife I would get some other projects done in other parts of the house. I hope to knock those out quickly so I can put the ceiling tiles in as soon as they arrive and then get back to work on the main project - the theater.