And then I finally put the carpet back in on the side and that was awesome and easy.
Hopefully I'll be able to get in on the Star Ceiling action this weekend or the next couple of days.
So, I finished the star ceiling these last couple of days and here are my results. I used StarPak48's for the Fiber and an CoolSky LED illuminator. I started out with 1/4 inch masonite board or similar and drew the shape of my panel. Then I started just putting in star patterns. I didn't really want to do an actual sky because I really didn't buy enough fiber for that kind of deal and I just wanted something that looked cool.
I then drilled the holes, all the same size to make it easier. After that I put on black felt by using spray glue and carefully applying. Then I just used some blocking and industrial strength velcro with staples through it to the blocks and then put up the panels.
All Panels, except the mini panel in the back, but not trimmed
Lit up with the lights on
And lights off
It turned out great. As most people would agree it's better to see it in person because you really can't get a good picture of it.
Anyhow, after finishing that I moved on to the next big project...carpet. Now I got a smashing deal on my carpet choice which ended up being better quality and cut my cost in half I just happened to catch a great sale. So, I could have hired an installer but one of the things that I really wanted to do since I started this build was learn how to do everything myself and then do it. So, I did. I read a couple of things about installing carpet and YouTube was of excellent help as well. I had only a couple of really tough spots and that was near the pillars for the carpet. But I eventually figured it out and here are the results.
Padding and tack strips down, which really was a cinch.
And I even did the stairs, which took a little bit more time but were not that bad either. I know it's hard to tell from this angle too but those are upholstered style stairs too.
And it was great, I even had just the right amount to finish everything. I was starting to get worried that my estimates were off but was completely relieved that I had enough to finish the last segment of the stair with no problems.
Well, this has been a goal for a while so what's next? Well, I still have some panels to put up for the front ceiling (non star ceiling but will be the same idea). Then I have some black fabric that I still have to put up near the mount area. That big white area is where I'm expecting to put up the anamorphic lens holders and polarizer filters for the 3D. Then I'm going to focus on getting the light tray and soffit panels done. At this point I'm still debating on what to do with the plain old MDF that will be the light tray and under panel braces for the lights. I would really like to veneer them to give the room more definition but the cost might be a bit more than I want. I've only briefly shopped around for veneer locally in Omaha and I think there's a place that does large panels (4x8's) and they're cheaper than buying the 2x4's from Menards or something like that. I guess I'll also soon get to working on the wall furring strips, yay I'm definitely going to be doing that one for a bit too.
You guys have any thoughts? Anyways off to do more. Oh and the carpet isn't purple. It's a greyish color.
P.S. I saw Star Wars Episode I in 3D last night and it was great! Really good quality 3D conversion.