Introduction: LEVEL 1 - the Retro Game Room Project
This project aims to devote a large upstairs hallway of my house to video games, especially the retro gaming honoring all game consoles of my own modest collection
The peculiarity of the game space manifests itself by having a large mural based on the theme of the famous Pacman video game. This fresco is made with a UV sensitive paint for a nice night rendering !
Project cost: about € 470
- Magnetic Paint: 25 €
- Paint walls and ceiling: 100 €
- UV paint: 50 €
- Wood: 20 €
- Sofa: 100 €
- Neon black light: 60 €
- chrome adhesive film: 40 €
- Magnetic rubber: 40 €
- Electrical outlets: 17 €
- TV Support: 16 €
- Rest: Recycling!
Step 1: The Begining
The space was blank. Just bare plasterboard, bands performed but not all sanded, OSB plates on the floor.the first step was to put the under layer on the plasterboard
Step 2: Setting Up an Under Layer of Magnetic Paint on the Wall Welcoming the Pacman Fresco
Why? : To apply as easily as possible stencils to help me paint the different forms of the fresco,
I imagined using magnetic flexible rubber bands such manner that I have my hands free to paint.
The other walls are painted in light gray
After creating this dark background, I traced the different "curves" of the game in pencil (see following steps)
Step 3: Stencils Cutting
Step 4: The Blue & Yellow Life Begins
the first test with UV paint and I realized quickly that 2 layers will be required:
Step 5: Creation of Formwork for Black Lights
I used two large towers Ikea CD rack to achieve both forms (One at the top to the ceiling, and one on the ground)
To concentrate the UV rays side wall, I created a semblance of reflector with chrome adhesive
Step 6: Parquet Laying + Baseboards Milling + Vitrification at All
I shape myself baseboards directly from parquet floor boards: cutting in length, sanding router to round the upper edge
Step 7: Finishing the Wall
set up the sofa, the TV, the cache for the group ventilation, neon lights, and support shelf for consoles.
The console support shelf is composed of various elements Ikea furniture
Step 8: Night Rendering
The night Rendering is really brighter than pictures.
Nevertheless it is obvious that the center has trouble flicker, colors are less vivid. I will try in the future to add a ceiling with spotlights black lights directed towards the center.
Step 9: Another Wall of Fame !
To hang the console, I hacked many ikea LENNART furniture to retrieve the trays
The most gratifying part: Install my little video games lying around in boxes
I installed the shelves slant as the first level of the game Donkey Kong. II'll print some stickers to decorate the sides of the shelves