Hello! So much has happen since my last post! Just in case you haven’t notice, I’ve given my blog a new look and upgraded! Now I can upload more pictures and videos. Let me know what you think! Now to the more important stuff! Scene 2!
Happy to say our home theater is coming along nicely. The ceiling and the walls have been painted! Yay! The walls were very slick, to prepare the walls for paint, Dale sanded the walls, then primed the walls with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1 2 3 plus primer. The wall paint color is Aviatrix, from Sherwin Williams in eggshell. The ceiling paint color is Dovetail, Sherwin Williams in flat. This color is just a little lighter than the wall color. Believe it or not Dale choose these shades and I think he did a great job picking out the colors!
So many details, I will let the pictures tell you the story.
Sanding the walls.
Most mobile homes have strips that cover up the seems between the Sheetrock. Some people remove the strips and tape and float them and texture the wall. In this picture, Dale is adding a strip to the back wall that he saved from the front wall, to make the wall look uniform.
Shelves for speakers and the center triangle is for a CD rack.
Trim to cover speaker wires.
Dale cut a groove in the center of the trim for the speaker wires.
From a square strip of wood Dale cut a 45 degree bevel.
Dale installed guide blocks along the wall and nailed them to the 2 x 4 studs to support and to keep the trim straight.
This trim is not only for looks, it will hide wires.
Taking down the original trim which was uneven. Dale installed brown hard board to make it smooth. Looks so much better.
Caulk, Caulk, everything gets caulked!
Priming the walls.
The painting begins, after letting the primer cure for 24 hours!
Painting the ceiling.
Ceiling is finished.
Sherwin Williams, Dovetail.
Painting the walls.
Finishing up the first coat of paint.
Second coat of paint.
The walls look wonderful!
Scene 2 Video
Leave a comment if you like, tell us what you think of our latest DIY project!
Stay tune for Scene 3, behind the scenes.