Lots of work and challenges in this room. Due to the number and location of the pipes, vents, beams and wires running through the room, the ceiling was the toughest part to figure out. We didn't want some random soffits running through the room, so we decided to create a symmetrical soffit all the way around the room and widen the soffit in the middle of the room, so it appeared centered (because the beam was offset over 24"). This effectively created two tray's in the ceiling. We really enjoy having the rope lights in our Master Bedroom for watching TV at night, so the idea was to create something similar. Finally, we were looking for more of a classic movie theater design with the darker colors and deep rich reds.
|First of many piles of 2x4x10's... and it begins.|
|Just a blank canvas at this point.|
|First few sticks going in... notice the T-Frame helping hold up the top plate.|
|Close up of T-Frame.|
|Framing the other side of the room. Notice all the|
pipes, wires and ducts on this side. This was the
issue I was talking about.
|Preparing the frame the last wall.|
|Walls framed, now on to the ceiling.|
|We pre-built the soffits and then screwed them into|
place. If we did this again, we would find 2x3's, or
make 2x3's versus using 2x2's. The warping and twisting
of the 2x2's was just horrible.
|Soffits nearly finished. just need to do some blocking to make everything straight.|
|4" Commercial Electric Can Lights Going In.|
|Can Lights Done, on to Other Electrical.|
|Electrical boxes being located and installed.|
|Note Blocking for TV Mount...|
|Boxes for Switched Outlets in Tray Ceiling. Will install LED Rope Lights up there.|
|Can Lights Wired and Working.|
|Pulling wires and cable.|
|This eventually goes somewhere honest. Note blocking|
for sideways electrical boxes that will land just below the
paneling on the walls. Also, the two outlets higher on the
wall are switched outlets for lit posters (eventually).
|Note the two rectangles on the far wall with the blue round electrical boxes.|
Those will be faux columns with sconces.
|Close up shot of column with junction box for sconce light.|
|Insulation being cut to go in the wall adjoining the future site of the Bar/Game Room|
|Insulation going in... wires still need to be cleaned up.|
|Sheet-rock nearly complete and all corner bead installed. You can see the tray|
ceilings and the two switched outlets in this picture.
|That corner is where the lit posters will eventually go.|
|Framing the steal column. Really hate these things. They are all in the worst|
possible locations. It messed up our symmetry in this room.
Also, taping and mudding has begun.
|Taping and mudding...being applied and a little bit more sheet-rock to hang.|
We ran out and needed a few more pieces.
|All the sheet-rock installed and a couple coats of mud on.|
|Columns sheet-rocked and mudded.|
|Snack bar area with under cabinets lights.|
|Flooring and wall colors picked out and purchased...|
|Mudding and sanding complete... Ready for the next phase.|
|Flooring installed. It already looks like a much different room.|
View from Door to the front of the room where the TV will go.
|View from entrance to right side of the room where the snack bar will go.|
|View from entrance down the left side of the room toward where the TV will go.|
|View from front corner of the room toward back left.|
|View from front of room to back of room.|
|So far the room is just in primer... walls, wood trim, etc and we were just in|
love with the space. With the dark carpet, we almost wanted to just leave it
as is. Except it was supposed to be a Media Room and would be too bright.
|View of one of the tray ceilings.|
|Red paint going in. Absolutely love the contrast with|
the white. This red is so beautiful. It is a Sherwin Williams
paint in Duration Matte. Crabbey Apple (or something like that).
|Spray painting the inside of the supply vent.|
|Again, love this color!!!|
|There was like a 2-3 day gap in between painting the Red and Brown. It took|
that long to spackle, sand and caulk all this molding.
Soffit ceiling painted, cutting in on the lower panels.
|Tray ceiling crown and bottom of the soffits painted. The|
detail in this 3 piece crown is spectacular.
|Wired the first sconce light to see how it would look.|
|Couldn't find colored bezels for the Commercial Electric cans, so got some|
spray paint that works on plastic and just sprayed them.
|Finished product. Easy and very inexpensive solution.|
|Lights installed with LED bulbs.|
|Paint done... needs some touch up, light bezels installed but not adjusted, |
|With all the paint done and only a little bit of touch-up to do, |
we brought in the furniture.
|TV mounted, the space is ready to use.|
|We picked up these drawings from a local artist. They are sketches done from|
scenes in movies or other images. You have to get really close to even know
that they are hand drawn and are not pictures.
|Installing upper cabinets. These are the Ready to Finish Oak cabinets at|
either Lowes or Home Depot. Also, the counter top is the Pre-fabbed Formica
that looks like real granite. This is a 6' counter top cut down to fit.
|Popcorn machine came in just in time for our first use of the|
|More art work...|
|Cabinets up, crown installed on uppers.|
|Primed and painted cabinets with the same paint we|
used on the walls.
|We drilled a half inch hole in the skirt under the cabinets|
and fished the wire from the junction box shown above.
|Then mounted a junction box under the cabinets that will be used to hard|
wire all the under cabinet lights.
|On top of the cabinets we just wired an actual switched outlet and just plugged|
the Xenon Pucks into that.
|Here is the end result. The wires haven't been tacked up|
yet and this is on full intensity. These are on a dimmer
switch, shown on the left hand side of this picture.
|It is much easier to pour wine with these rather than in the dark. Especially|
when you are using this aerator.
|Ok, so now for a look around the room.|
|So here is the evolution of this room...|