Well as anyone here that really knows me knows, I'm not happy unless I have some sort of hands on project going. So about 10 days ago I started on my newest project. Decided to turn the upstairs into a home theater. Problem is after years and years of being a catch all for stuff, including all the stuff that was dumped up there after both sets of grandparents passed away, it was simply a mess. wall to wall of stuff 5ft high and barely a path to walk down the middle. So I started cleaning it out about 10 days ago. After putting anything of value into storage I was left with the stuff that needed to be thrown away. Ready for this one? I took 163 bags of trash out. Talking 30 & 39g trash bags, down the stairs and out to the curb. Needless to say not only are my legs sore as hell but I have lost 19 lbs in the past 10 days, no joke. That's a lot of cardio lol
So right now doesn't look like much, but finally got it down to a blank canvas. I already have a 56" LED Tv and nice surround sound system down in the rod shop/office that I plan to move up there. Plan to do one of the fiber optic star ceilings. Going to do that myself because to buy the pre-made panels is around $1500, yet I can do it myself for a mere $200. So that's an easy choice there. Then going to paint the whole room a very dark gray and the wall the TV will be on will be black. Ceiling will be black with the fiber optic stars. Found a place that sells really nice theater seats that are very affordable and get almost all good reviews so going to get a few of them along with some side tables and a movie style popcorn machine. then gonna decorate in my favorite type of movie/Tv stuff so probably very "game of Throne/Lord of the Rings/Hobbit" type of decor.
Going to be a long project, thinking it'll take around 6 weeks or there about's because I have about 17 or so rod orders I'm working on at the moment, plus there's a lot of work to be done on the room build.
Anyone here have a home theater? and if so got any advice of what you did that you like or don't like?