Lot's of progress! I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (projector light?). Some pics of my work during the last two weeks.
My wife's hands helping me build my acoustic panels. They are hard fiber boards covered with speaker cloth.
First row of ceiling panels installed. I will be covering the entire ceiling with these panels.
Second row on the ceiling is up. You can see where I have started to place the black fabric under the soffit. You can also notice that I have done a pretty rough job of the tape/plaster. There will be no visible wall space in this room. Everything will be covered by collumns and acoustic panels. I sprayed the room flat black as a base, but in reality, I don't think I would have even needed to do that.
My "collumns" and some trim laid out for staining in the garage. First coat is on. The color is a cherry satin stain. The collums will be direcly on the walls and will have the in-wall speakers and sconces on them.