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Author Finished decorating my bedroom!
Arnie
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27th Feb 07 at 12:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well it was about time I re-decorated my bedroom as I was getting bored of the bright red after about 4 years

This is how it looked before:





First thing to do after clearing eveything out of the room was to sand the walls down as they were very rough and I had over 65 holes to fill in before I could start painting





After the sanding was done (took a while) I gave the whole room 2 coats of white to dull down the red and also cover up all the filling I had done.



Once that was done I could start painting it the colours I wanted which were brown and cream, brown on 1 wall and the rest cream.




I bought a new bed from Ikea to match the floor and TV Stand (I'm getting new bedding, don't worry).



Next was to mount my TV to the wall, which was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I would of preferred to hide the cables in the wall but didn't want the hassle so used some PVC trunking instead.




Also you can see my new recessed spotlights in the ceiling in this photo, I went for 6 in the end and they are controlled by a dimmer switch.



I bought some new curtains too to go with the new colour scheme.



And lastly is my new set-up, I went for the Samsung 5.1 surround sound as it matched my TV nicely, sounds great too



And there you have it, my new room! Just thought I'd share it with you all as I'm pretty chuffed with it. Still got a few little things to do like put some pictures up and new bedding etc but they won't take too long.

Hope you all like?! Only problem I have now is where do I put all my DVD's, anyone any ideas?
Fee
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27th Feb 07 at 13:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

We've got that dvd/speaker set too
jamesw
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27th Feb 07 at 13:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

very smart, tv looks well with the trunking aswell
C2RL R
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27th Feb 07 at 13:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

that looks top pal. well done.
Arnie
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27th Feb 07 at 13:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks, I'm really pleased with it.

The trunking looks a lot better than I thought it would, looks so much neater without the wires showing.

Fee - do you find it quite bassy? As just listening to music quietly the bass it quite loud, should really read the book to see if I can turn it down.
Fee
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27th Feb 07 at 13:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

TBH we haven't really used it that much since we got it...haven't played CDs or DVDs with it I don't think
the tv sounds ok with it though
topshot_2k
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27th Feb 07 at 14:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks good mate,although i dont like that ikea bed at all.
Arnie
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27th Feb 07 at 15:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fair enough, I didn't want to spend that much on a new bed and this one only cost 99 so thought I'd get it.

It does look better with pillows and a duvet on though
Danny P
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27th Feb 07 at 18:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have that exact bed and TV stand!!

IKEA Rules
Ally
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27th Feb 07 at 18:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

We have that bed in a superking

Looks nice
mav
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27th Feb 07 at 18:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

that looks very nice mate, all goes well..Top job I think, TV set-up look
Arnie
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27th Feb 07 at 19:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks for the comments. Just put up a couple more pictures today, just gonna think of somewhere to put all my DVD's now!

Good choice in beds Danny and Ally!
topshot_2k
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27th Feb 07 at 20:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wheres the under TV stoarge unti from matey?
Dav
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28th Feb 07 at 01:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by topshot_2k
wheres the under TV stoarge unti from matey?
Ikea - it's a discontinued unit called Oppli iirc (I've seen it a lot on AV forums etc.)
All my bedroom furniture is Ikea too! Although my room looks like the 'before' pics, very red walls! I don't like them tho.
Arnie
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28th Feb 07 at 10:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah as Dav said from Ikea. I bought mine right at the end of December, they're still onthe Ikea website so might still be available?!
topshot_2k
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28th Feb 07 at 14:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers ill have a look
Dom H
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28th Feb 07 at 14:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks nice!

I'm moving house soon and will be decorating mine. Out of interest, how big is your room mate?
Arnie
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28th Feb 07 at 14:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks. I can't remember now, I'll find out tonight and let ya know.
Fad
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28th Feb 07 at 15:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks good are the walls plasterboard as I'm a tad scared to mount my flat screen
Arnie
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28th Feb 07 at 15:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nah, that wall is one of the outside walls. I've got 2 plasterboard walls and I wouldn't want to fit my TV to either of them!
Fad
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28th Feb 07 at 15:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

got the exact same TV too...what wall mount bracket did you use? Also for the power cable did it need any extending?

Arnie
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28th Feb 07 at 16:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I used this one, http://www.theplasmacentre.com/product_details.php?products_id=921&bracket_id=121&menu=left

Its a universal mount, I went for the fixed one but they do a tilt one too. Very happy with it, feels very solid unlike the tiny one Comet tried selling me!

As for the power cable, it didn't need extending. If I was to plug it straight into the plug socket then it would but I use an extension cable that goes behind the TV unit.
Russ 200sx
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28th Feb 07 at 17:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks nice mate

I have the same tv and am thinking of getteing surround sound but does the surround sound work when just watching normal tv, i mean you dont have to be watching a dvd for it to work?
mav
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28th Feb 07 at 17:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you can coonect it so it runs through normal TV, I have on mine..From Cable box to DVD player and select corect option and TV comes through surround, but only 2 speakers and sub not all 5.
Arnie
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28th Feb 07 at 20:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have my Sky box connected to the surround sound by the red and white phone leads so can watch normal TV with the sound through the surround as Mav said but on mine I can have it coming through all 5 speakers and sub. Also having it connected straight from the Sky box means I don't have to have the TV on when I just want to listen to music channels through the surround.

I also have my Xbox 360 connected to it using an optical cable so get Dolby 5.1 when playing that.

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