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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-09-23 09:14 am   Permalink

Your lounge is over-the-top. You really have a special talent of making your visions come true and it is looking like a step back in time for sure. I like the darkness, the stamps turned out great and the floor turned out fabulous. Thanks for posting pictures along the way, I envy your ambitiousness.
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2007-09-23 11:47 am   Permalink

Howland, this thread is very inspiring. Can you clarify for me what exactly you did to get the "grout" lines to look darker? I'm amazed by the results of using just paint and duct tape. Our own home bar project is finally about to start and I've been using this shot from the Mai-Kai for my own inspiration:

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For the floor, we're wanting to get that slate look, but slate is expensive, so you're giving me the idea to look into just painting the floor. And torching the boo and spraying the walls to give it that aged nicotine look is definitely the way to go.

Keep the pics coming! Can't wait to see more.

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-09-23 1:57 pm   Permalink

That is a good inspirational picture Gator. I wish I could have something that looks like that, but my lounge is open to the rest of my house and it wouldn't match. The floor in there looks pretty neat. I eventually want to do something like that to part of my garage, so I am interested in how the floor is done. I previously researched concrete floor treatments and will probably get mine painted too. I do park my car in the garage though and would hate to paint something that lifts off on the tires or gets scratched off by chair legs, etc. The grout affect is interesting indeed...plus the darkness of Howland's floor really makes the rest of the room look very well aged.
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Posted: 2007-09-23 6:36 pm   Permalink

Brad you have respect for the real thing; no settling. Resourcefulness! VRN- "I wish I could have something that looks like that, but my lounge is open to the rest of my house and it wouldn't match." I personally believe in this approach: "I wish I could have something that looks like that with my house, but it wouldn't match my lounge". THAT'S having the right priorities!

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-09-23 7:12 pm   Permalink

Well of course you are right. I am kinda of in that eclectic mood...various themes throughout the house, so just doing the best I can to blend it all. It is (hard to almost impossible) to find someone in my neck of the woods to do work at my house...so I have plenty of time to try to envision what would look good. This thread is totally a knock-out, as are a few other home bars that folks post. It is so helpful to see how people do their lounges from start to finish.

Howland you have quite the talent!!!
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GROG
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Posted: 2007-09-23 10:25 pm   Permalink

Awesome looking tiki room Howland! GROG like.

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Posted: 2007-09-29 1:51 pm   Permalink

Great progress love the floor!

 
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Howland
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Posted: 2007-10-03 7:37 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-09-23 11:47, GatorRob wrote:
Can you clarify for me what exactly you did to get the "grout" lines to look darker? I'm amazed by the results of using just paint and duct tape. Our own home bar project is finally about to start and I've been using this shot from the Mai-Kai for my own inspiration:

For the floor, we're wanting to get that slate look, but slate is expensive, so you're giving me the idea to look into just painting the floor. And torching the boo and spraying the walls to give it that aged nicotine look is definitely the way to go.

Keep the pics coming! Can't wait to see more.

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Hey GatorRob--when I saw how white my grout lines looked, I just mixed some of the floor paint w/some mineral spirits to thin it out a bit, then just painted the entire floor over with it. It made the 'grout' lines a good bit darker but didn't seem to affect the 'stone' portions of the floor since they were already very dark. I'm guessin' I ended up using about a half-n-half mixture of paint/spirits. I experimented on the area behind the bar to get it right. It dries to alot lighter of a color than when it's wet so it's good to have an area you can run some tests on (and let them dry) before you start doing the whole floor--another option would be to paint the whole floor to the desired grout color THEN do the tape/stonepaint. I've gazed over many Mai Kai pics for my inspiration too.

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On 2007-09-23 13:57, VampiressRN wrote:
I do park my car in the garage though and would hate to paint something that lifts off on the tires or gets scratched off by chair legs, etc. T



Thanx VRN- the paint I used is made for garage floors and it's supposed to be superduper durable and resistant to all kinds of spills and stuff --so far-so good. You can get it at any DIY or hardware store but your color palette is very limited--no Martha Stewart or Ralph Lauren shades with this stuff.

Thanx for the props, BK and Clarita. Brad glad Grog like, too!

Have had a little time to put the bar together. Still undecided about what to do with the top and what to do for the outer edge of the top. I've got a few ideas--just haven't weeded out the good from the bad ideas yet.

Here's some shots.


painted so wood wouldn't show through between bamboo

you can kinda see where I made a section of the bar top that folds out of the way and you can push the door open that's mounted on spring hinges to get behind the bar.

Here's a better shot of hinged top and door under it.

with bamboo applied with nail gun and a couple a' beads of liquid nails.



Set my backbar aquarium up last night too. Still need some fish or some little mermaids would be extra nice



OK-on to phase 2,837 now
Thanks fer lookin' and I'll be back with you shawtly.




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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-10-03 7:45 pm   Permalink

BRAVO MR. HOWLAND!
the bar is snazzing up well! In MUGOOMBA at TikiFarm,Holden just put various mugs in the aquariums! great place for them to wander and hide! Your junglaroo is gettin MAGICKER by the minute! what talent and perserverance you have!!!!


 
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bamboo stu
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Posted: 2007-10-03 9:41 pm   Permalink

Wow, good lookin' lounge, very nicely put together. Can't wait to see it all decorated.

A note on floor paints:
#1: buy the best stuff you can find, I like Kelly-Moore. Use an epoxy if you can get your hands on it.
#2: follow the directions closely and do all the prep work, this involves some throrough cleaning.
#3: if using a latex, let it dry for the full time, usually about 30 days, before getting any liquid on it. That especially includes STRONG RUM DRINK. After that, it's virtually waterproof, however any undiluted alcohol should be cleaned up quickly.
#4: the nice thing about floor paint is, if it gets messed up, you just touch up that spot rather than replace the whole floor!


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-10-03 10:41 pm   Permalink

Oooooooh...that looks tight!!! Great bar construction too and the light is great.

Thanks to everyone for the info on the floor...I really like the way yours turned out...really looks like slate.
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Howland
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Posted: 2007-10-04 7:22 pm   Permalink

Thankos LLT! I considered dunkin' a mug or 2 in tank--that's a great idea.

Thanks Stu of the Bamboo--I did use an epoxy--TUFF STUFF! Good painterly pointers too.

Glad you're diggin' it VRN. I'm happy w/it so far.
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2007-10-05 09:42 am   Permalink

Bula Vinaka Brad. OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!( that's Oh my goonies) soooooo super cool. once again Im completely inspired. Ive been madly working on my basement apt. just finished framing up the last room and getting the electrical in.
Ive got a couple of stupid questions about some of your techniques. Looking at your progress pics is definitely going to influence some of my design decisions.
I'M sooo doing the faux floor stone paint technique on my concrete. and thanks for the birthday wishes!!!! I will PM you with my stupid questions as to not embasase myself with my nievity. Dawn

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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-10-05 10:01 am   Permalink

That is INSANE! Looks great! I might be asking you some questions too when I get around to working on my basement!

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Posted: 2007-10-05 11:24 am   Permalink

This is so gorgeous. Wow. I am speechless! Absolutely stunning work!

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