Building the window frames / blind tracks / wiring the LEDs...
So I had this idea to side light the cellular blinds with color accent. Because I have tons of dimming controls available with the PWM dimmers, I thought why not control color accents?
Cutting the wood to for the outer window track (they will be like a "T" and the blind running on each side..
Covering the outer T with carpet.... The outer frame gets mounted vertically and the blind comes down in front. The LEDs are inset along the whole length.
Here is one of them up...
Now I wanted to mount the inner frame to have no screw holes.. So I used aluminum L stock and left a half inch gap in which it will face the T on the wall and get screwed in from the sides when the blinds are open.. I'll paint and cover screw holes so they are now to visible if you look at them with you head against the window - lol...
Here is mounting the L on the inner frame.
Now I paint the aluminum - the carpet gets glued all the way up to the black channel mount.
Now the carpet on the inner ones...
And success!!!! Here they are (almost finished) with three completed and up - the lights on so I could see the awesomeness
More with the dog chillin' in the lounge area - lol
I love being able to set the color and mood - they can dim too so it's just the slightest bit of accent..
Ok.... Now I cut the tricky end frames tomorrow ( they also have a sort of cable pass for all the speaker wires. Good days work.. This finish out work goes much faster than building a Air conditioning water chiller from scratch - lol.. My bus is 65deg inside right now...Brrrrr