These projects always go slower than you think. The drywall is finally taped, mudded and sanded. The trim is hung and the hidden shelving door should be finished this week.
Here's a shot partially showing the window, freshly framed out, that hasn't seen the light of day in 40 years. More work to do on the lighting, lens and trim:
Drywall dust is kicking up a lot of orbs. We stained and varnished the existing cabinets. The covered couch is a black leather deal we ran across at Big Lots. Heckuva deal and will look great. To the left you can see an outlet and cable where our electric fireplace with adjoining bookshelves is going. Just bought a 42 inch LCD TV from Best Buy to sit atop the mantle.
Looking back towards where the hidden door will be located. There's a stack of 1X10's stained and ready to go.
I spent about 4 hours yesterday taking down old 130 year old bead board nailed up (w/ old square head nails) in the rafter of our garage. They'll be the backing of the shelves with hidden door. From inside the finished room, they'll have the original patina, but with a coat of clearcoat.
Just ordered our wallpaper tonight and with any luck it should all be done in a couple weeks. Already have a poker game lined up.
Now to start work on the keezer and electric brewery. Next updates should focus on those part of this build. When it's all done I'll film a walkthrough, put it up on youtube and post a link.