darkemeralds: Dark Emeralds in red glasses (Default)
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You might remember the great bedroom remodel by means of which I transitioned from working into retirement beginning around this time last year. Once the big work was done, I had a punch list of little finishing details to take care of, and I kept doing them and thinking okay, now the remodel's done.



Well, now it's done. Done-done-done. Today I finally finished installing the entire kit of ceiling glow-stars. It's not actually possible to photograph them in action, as it were (at least, not without a fancy camera, a tripod, a long exposure and some additional photoshopping), but since mine are affixed to a pure, matte-black ceiling, you can see them during the day.

A black bedroom ceiling covered with small white glow-stars
There are several magnitudes up there, from Sirius down to little glowing pinpricks.


I put off finishing because...well, there are 1600 of them, and they're small, and putting them up involved bracing myself on a step ladder and working overhead in between light fixtures and the fan, and having to move the very heavy bed in order to get near the center of the room. In short, it was a hell of a lot of work. But it's finally done, and I'm about to go in there and lie down in the dark, and enjoy my own personal star field.

Damn. I just remembered one more punchlist item...

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5/2/15 10:30 (UTC)
ravurian: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] ravurian
That's genuinely gorgeous.

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5/2/15 14:39 (UTC)
oonaseckar: bambi (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] oonaseckar
Oh, wow, that's gorgeous. So it's astronomically correct, then? Because I've seen a starry ceiling before (although not on this scale) but not one done according to the actual layout of the night sky.

What a labour of love!

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5/2/15 14:41 (UTC)
bluemeridian: Bright red autumn olive berries (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] bluemeridian
1600! Yes, that's a task I could imagine taking a while! The effect is beautiful, even in daylight.

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6/2/15 04:16 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] ranunculus
Wow! that really was a labour of love! I like it.

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6/2/15 14:45 (UTC)
nanila: fulla starz (lolcat: science)
Posted by [personal profile] nanila
Oh, what a wonderful thing to fall asleep beneath. It looks well worth the effort.

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6/2/15 20:05 (UTC)
tehomet: (Starry night)
Posted by [personal profile] tehomet
Wow! Lovely.

I shudder to think of the sheer amount of work involved in getting it so perfect, but it looks amazing. :)

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7/2/15 13:25 (UTC)
azurelunatic: The Space Needle by night. Slightly dubious photography. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] azurelunatic
I think there are still a few left in my old room at my parents', which is now an office. (White ceiling, though.) Your black ceiling is just amazing, and I hope you feel that delight when you see it for many, many years to come.

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10/2/15 06:48 (UTC)
azurelunatic: The Space Needle by night. Slightly dubious photography. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] azurelunatic
Huh, I wonder if they make consumer-priced transparent flooring. I think most clear glass tiles are smooth enough they'd do better on walls...

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11/2/15 18:44 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] lycomingst
I meant to say before how pretty the ceiling is but time gets away from me. Anyway, pretty.

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