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post #211 of 342
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So my plan had been to get some staining done early this week since the granite would be here towards the end of the week. That being said, I was pretty surprised when I got a call from the granite company today telling me they were in the area and could install this afternoon if that worked for me. What the heck... why not...






So I guess I'll now stain AFTER huh?

I'm pretty pleased with the color. I think it will look pretty sharp once the bar is stained to match the walnut stage.
post #212 of 342
looks real good close to the home stretch. I am debating when I have my house built of a open theater/bar or separate. decisions decisions
post #213 of 342
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looks real good close to the home stretch. I am debating when I have my house built of a open theater/bar or separate. decisions decisions

Thanks. I've actually had a mixture of both types now. My original theater was in an enclosed space at the bottom of the stairs, but it did have an opening to the stairwell. Theater 2.0 was completely closed off. I really enjoyed that, but sometimes did lose touch with what was going on in the rest of the house, which could be good or bad. I was reluctant to actually move into a current home that didn't have a space walled off on all four sides, but the pros outweighed the cons here so I decided to give it a go. So far I've been pleased, but I'm really interested in seeing how the space pans out once the rest of the floor is the way I want it as well.
post #214 of 342
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What the heck is that sticking out of your chair?
post #215 of 342

I think it's a Decepticon (or a remote device holder for an i-pad) ...or both biggrin.gif

 

FrenzyAll-c-754668.jpg
 

post #216 of 342
Spent some time yesterday and finally got caught up on your build thread today - It looks great, love the bar and the layout.. hope to one day have something similar. Subscribed to keep tabs on your progress - thanks for sharing.
post #217 of 342
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I think it's a Decepticon (or a remote device holder for an i-pad) ...or both biggrin.gif

 

Decepticon was my guess too. smile.gif
post #218 of 342
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What the heck is that sticking out of your chair?

Ha! It's actually a powerstrip that all of the seats are plugged into. I eventually have plans to purchase battery packs for each of the seats so that I don't have to do that, but at $200 a pop, they had to move down the priority list a bit.
post #219 of 342
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Originally Posted by PioManiac View Post

I think it's a Decepticon (or a remote device holder for an i-pad) ...or both biggrin.gif

FrenzyAll-c-754668.jpg

 


LOL!!! I thought you guy were talking about the power cords. HA! Nope, you hit the nail on the head with the Ipad holder. I'll take a picture later today of it holding the Ipad. It's actually pretty slick.
post #220 of 342
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Spent some time yesterday and finally got caught up on your build thread today - It looks great, love the bar and the layout.. hope to one day have something similar. Subscribed to keep tabs on your progress - thanks for sharing.

Awesome! Thanks for the comment, and for continuing to follow the build thread.
post #221 of 342
I have the esame iPad holder.
post #222 of 342
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I have the esame iPad holder.

I haven't used it much yet other than to check some of my gaming stats while I'm playing smile.gif I ultimately will use it for some kind of remote control / automation.
post #223 of 342
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I did manage to get the stain and one coat of poly on the bar this past weekend. Here are a couple of pics of the progress:





The sun was starting to go down when i took these pictures from my phone, so there's some weird brightness and shadowing going on. I'm planning on finishing up with the poly this weekend, so I'll take some better pictures of the final product once I'm done there. One quick note - I went back and forth on how to do the poly and wanted to minimize any issues with the bar being in place and having vertical surfaces. I ultimately decided to go with the wipe-on poly from Minwax. It was really as was simple as pouring it on a rag and rubbing it in.

I think I also mentioned something earlier about the paint colors, but I never posted on the finalized colors we came up with. Here they are:



The far left and middle colors represent the ceiling above the theater area and the walls in the basement. Both will be a flat finish, and the ceiling will be sprayed on versus rolled. The paint I decided to go with was from the Cashmere line at Sherwin Williams. The lighter color on the far right is for the columns up front. I wanted something that would contrast with the rest of the room and really wanted the columns to be a showpiece on the stage. For that reason, I'm finishing them in either a high gloss or enamel. I know this goes against every theater rule when it comes to light reflection, but I want to make sure they really pop.

Painting takes place the first week of December, so I need to finish with the bar and patch a hole in the ceiling before that happens. Once complete, the next step will be installing the rack, trimming it out, and trimming out the opening where the projector currently sits.
post #224 of 342
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Nice - that bar is going to look fabulous when your finished.
post #225 of 342
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Originally Posted by BllDo View Post

What the heck is that sticking out of your chair?

Here's the pic of the Decepticon I promised.




For anyone that has any of the Palliser seats with the inserts for tray tables, this is a must have for your IPad. I totally love the whole Tony Stark look of it too.
post #226 of 342
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Nice - that bar is going to look fabulous when your finished.

Thanks! I ended up going with 2 coats of poly on the bar. It has just enough of a sheen without being too shiney, so I decided to stop there. I finally got around to patching the hole in the ceiling and then giving the area a quick cleaning so I figured it was time for some updated pictures.

Here's a shot looking into the theater from the game room space where the equipment rack is:



This shot was taken from the front right corner of the room:



And from the front left corner:




Paint goes up in 11 more days, so I figured I should take this time to do a few before shots of the stage and columns before they're painted, as well as the side walls and ceiling.






We'll also be ordering some bar stools as soon as I sell the pub table that's currently in the room..Stay tuned.!!!
post #227 of 342
Looking great in the home stretch! Love the bar- my wife wants to do something similar in ours. Once I solve my "seating dilemma", I may use your thread as reference for her. wink.gif
post #228 of 342
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Looking great in the home stretch! Love the bar- my wife wants to do something similar in ours. Once I solve my "seating dilemma", I may use your thread as reference for her. wink.gif

Thanks! Yea, it does get easier once you start having things like seating anchor the room down a bit. I agonized for weeks over placement of the bar because of that column next to it. Once our main bar is built, that space will be the primary traffic route through the area. Ideally the bar would be centered over the seats, but it would have been too tight. I think I sat on it for several weeks before finally pulling the trigger. I'm looking forward to seeing the area come together better after paint and bar stools.
post #229 of 342
Man that bar turned out really nice. Well done. Love the stain color as well as the counter tops. They all tie in very nicely together.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #230 of 342
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Man that bar turned out really nice. Well done. Love the stain color as well as the counter tops. They all tie in very nicely together.
Regards,
RTROSE

Thanks. I'm loving the darker wood (it actually matches the cabinets in the rest of our house) but I think the colors will come out more, especially in the granite, once the paint goes up.
post #231 of 342
Hokie, it's been awhile since I visited AVSForum. Just checking on your progress. Man, it's looking awesome and quite comfortable. How did that equipment closet turn out?
post #232 of 342
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Hokie, it's been awhile since I visited AVSForum. Just checking on your progress. Man, it's looking awesome and quite comfortable. How did that equipment closet turn out?

It's framed and drywalled - awaiting paint in a few weeks.

I still haven't bought the rack yet, but I'm looking to most likely knock that out before Christmas.
post #233 of 342
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It's framed and drywalled - awaiting paint in a few weeks.
I still haven't bought the rack yet, but I'm looking to most likely knock that out before Christmas.

Cool! Of course you will post pictures of your nice RACK when complete.
post #234 of 342
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Cool! Of course you will post pictures of your nice RACK when complete.

In due time... in due time... smile.gif
post #235 of 342
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Found a 10% off coupon for Wayfair yesterday. I've been wanting to get some bar stools ordered for the 2nd row, but one of the requirements prior to ordering was that we sell the unused pub table and chairs in the basement first. Well, I put it up on Craigslist on Saturday and it was picked up yesterday. After selling it and ordering new stools, I still have $40 left. Does that mean I came out ahead?

Anyways, hoping to have 4 of these delivered sometime soon. Still waiting on shipment confirmation.


post #236 of 342
Mind sharing the coupon info and price in those chairs?

Been looking to get two stools for my kitchen and those look nice.
post #237 of 342
Stools look sweet! Still waiting for the pics of the finished rack. wink.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
post #238 of 342
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Mind sharing the coupon info and price in those chairs?
Been looking to get two stools for my kitchen and those look nice.

Sure. The coupon code should be popping up when you go to the site. If not, let me know. It's good through today at least.

Here' a link to the chairs. There was a slight upcharge for the the 30" height.

http://www.wayfair.com/OSP-Designs-Parsons-Bar-Stool-MET8624-MET8630-OSP1314.html?init=1
post #239 of 342
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Stools look sweet! Still waiting for the pics of the finished rack. wink.gif
Regards,
RTROSE

We all know the perfect rack takes time.. and must be fully appreciated when it is finally displayed. I promise... sooooon!!! smile.gif
post #240 of 342
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We all know the perfect rack takes time.. and must be fully appreciated when it is finally displayed. I promise... sooooon!!! smile.gif

Tease!

Regards,

RTROSE
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