On Christmas eve, I lost patience and gave Chad his present early.
Of course, some assembly was required, so the following pictures outline the steps we took to assemble his Sci-Fi Man Cave.
|We started with the blank slate that was our loft space. It had been an ad hoc storage room since we moved in last August.|
|We knew what we wanted to do. After pinning a lot of ideas onto Pinterest, we set out to tape off a feature wall to get an idea of scale to see how far-fetched our ideas were.|
|We chose paint colors that would facilitate the multimedia purpose for the room.|
|Next we installed 2x4's vertically along wall studs to support the floating feature wall.|
|Several coats of black paint-and-primer-in-one gave it the look we were after. Some tape was left in place to remind us where the nailers were placed.|
|Holes were cut for cords to pop out behind the TV and behind the cabinet holding components.|
|The IKEA Besta TV Cabinet is mounted at the lower horizontal 2x4 nailer.|
|TV is mounted and components are plugged in.|
|Furniture is brought into the room.|
|Aside from additional artwork and lighting to be added later, we have the hard part done.|
There we go!