I was going to post in the "once you go black" thread but the big boys put me to shame so to avoid embarrassment I'll post it in my room since the big boys probably don't come down here to this section much.
I just think my going black is a cheap solution for a temporary home and had photos, so....
It has been one year since I made the best decision for my room (besides going to 7.3 sound) and put up a cheap poly 5x6 rug as a test with a few picture nails. The wife and kids came on board and the rugs on the ceiling and wall are still as good as new. I have learned that simple black tacks work as well on the side wall rugs and yield smaller holes to patch. I've hit the rug with a spot light and yard laser (to many planes and kids to use in the yard so at least I found a use for it) to prove it works. Maybe not as good a velvet but better than most dark paints.
So my youngest came home from college a week or so ago to find that I had added poor man lights (with a 5 outlet remote) to light the stairs (fan, lamps) which had become to dangerous when the lights were off (my wife limped around for two weeks after busting her....bottom and didn't find it funny when I accused her of almost breaking the steps - I've got to give her credit with "no tears" since she "shook the house"
) and completely covered my one bare wall with... Amazon "deals/junk". I couldn't find anything safe enough to put over the gas heater until I saw the metal signs. On the plus side, the wife wants to have a dedicated snack area in the next room/house with the signs matching the area.
Back to my daughter coming home, she must have found it interesting since I caught her taking pictures with her phone...but the comments may have been "Look, I told you my 53 year old dad acts like a crazy little kid."
I post secure in the knowledge that my wife doesn't let me touch the two floors above and that everything is easy to remove
. Kind of try it before I buy it since I have decided that in a year or so my retirement home...house... will have a large open basement so I can have a Star Wars wall, a horror wall and a wall dedicated to my interest in comics along with displays for almost 4 decades worth of comics. I threw in the towel a few years ago and that most have been boxed for decades so they will be new to me again.
I do have a confession to make from earlier posts all over the forum in which I wrote that I have a larger screen (to many posts to un-ring the bell). I recently found out that I am sadly limited to 151.5 inches since I only have 132 inches in width to work with. I lost about 10 inches as I learned that a couple of years ago when I was on a ladder and asked my college educated wife to take the tape measure to give me the inches from the other side of the wall at the bottom while I held the top, she didn't have a clue how to read it or didn't care. While she remembers doing it, she refuses to take responsibility even when shown the number she wrote down in my notebook. Since the forum has educated me in the last few years, I now know that if I want to figure out the 2.35:1 "scope" image size (143.5 inches) all I need is the width and the number just didn't match when I put the width in the calculator for a 16:9 screen. Oops,
but she must be right, it is probably my fault just like her falling on the stairs. I did make the room to dark with the rugs, so it must be my fault.