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Old 10-23-2014, 05:54 PM
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I'm a little shocked that dad would remove the insulation from above the baby room and not replace it. Combine that with 600 holes in the ceiling and it's going to be a bit drafty.

He could have made this project a lot simpler, cleaner and easier to install by adding a drop ceiling. Basically prefab the drilled sheets and screw them to spacers. All of the assembly work could have been done on a workbench and the existing ceiling would have remained untouched except for a few screw holes into the joists. If I saw this done in a house I'd really wonder what other hare brained remodeling had been done.

Some people...
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:47 AM
Location: Wonderland
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I could have told this dad a lot easier way to do this, if only he'd asked me.

My husband and I love stars on the ceiling but we thought we were a little too old for the glow in the dark stick on ones. So I bought some glow in the dark clear paint at the craft store, and some star shaped stencils in various sizes. We painted the ceiling in our bedroom a beautiful sky blue. Then we stood on a scaffold with the stencils and a little paint brush and we stenciled stars in this "invisible" paint - all over the ceiling. We did a crescent moon as well! And a few constellations.

During the day and when there's light in the room, you can't see the stars. But when we turn out the lights - STARS APPEAR! The really cool thing is that I swear the "twinkle!" They stay illuminated for nearly the entire night.

I don't know how long this lasts - all I know is we did it in our former house and they were still twinkling away for two years when we sold the house. One of the first things we did when we bought our new house was paint that master bedroom ceiling and add the stars!

We didn't tell the new owners of our former house about the stars that "come out at night." I bet they were surprised!

We absolutely love this ceiling and will sometimes just lay in bed looking up at it together. It's so peaceful.

If my kids were still living at home, I swear I'd do this in every room. I may still do it.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:53 AM
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I would absolutely hate that in our bedroom, I have to have no lights on at all to sleep, no glow in the dark, no shiny anything, dark and nothing but dark.
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:48 AM
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I even have to put a cloth over the clock on my bedside table. And if I try to rest during the day I wear a mask. Very sensitive to any light my whole life but since macular degeneration 7 years ago I'm really sensitive to any light.

Having said that I know I would have loved stars or few twinkles in the ceiling as a kid.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by nuts2uiam View Post
I see this through a different lens. To me this is what Daddy did for himself. He spent a lot of time and energy doing this and I am certain the kid will not appreciate it. Guests might.
I disagree. When this kid has something that none of his friends have, he will appreciate it.

On a related note, we recently stayed at a bed and breakfast that had lasers shooting into the trees around a bonfire, and it made the appearance of twinkling stars as the leaves blew around. It was awesome.
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