The days of my makeshift man cave with a couch, Playstation 4 and big screen TV, all secluded away in my own room have since vanished. Now all doors are open.
While I knew I would love to do something fun with the room, I thought a simple star ceiling would be too cliche. How could I take that up a notch?
Luckily, I have crafty and artistic friends here in New York City, and I could mine the minds of my many masters of fine arts and come up with an elegant and exciting solution.
The bold plan was to create a ceiling with painted sky and clouds so that it would be a "day time" look during the day and install leds or fiber optics to give it a star effect at night, when the room was dark.
In New York City, access to your ceiling from above is downright impossible. I had to find another way.
Luckily, we live in a building with the most amazing landlord I have ever had! He was supportive of the idea to make this ceiling and his only real response was smiling and saying, "That sounds like a lot of work."
With his blessing, I set the plan in motion.
You can find a detailed installation guide in my DIY post at Instructables.com! Instructables.com is a great site for anyone with a knack for handy work. If you have an idea for your home, auto, clothing or hobby you'll be sure to find some project to inspire or guide you. I'm a big fan.
Below I have laid out a few pictures of the project in motion. Check it out.
This picture shows the fiber optic installed but not run neatly yet.
Here is a star ceiling kit on Amazon for a great price.
Home Depot. It was perfect for covering the seems and finishing off the ceiling with a clean look.