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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2009-12-17 07:18 am   Permalink

Nice start.
Welcome to TC.


 
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USAF Retired
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Joined: Dec 15, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Kentucky
Posted: 2009-12-24 10:54 am   Permalink

Ok Ive taken you guys advice and toned down the lighting, I stained the wood walls and tinted the white concrete a more natural tan color. I also put 7 watt bulbs in the lamps, in place of the 40 watts that were there. Hopefully there will be some "Tiki Stuff" under the Xmas tree so this perpetual project will evolve some more. Wow this stuff is fun and addicting.
Here is a few pics taken last night. The temp in the basement is in the 60's but the girls acted like it was in the Artic and wore coats., despite my encouraging coconut bras and hula skirts











 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-12-24 10:59 am   Permalink

Now THAT is looking good ! What a change!

 
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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2009-12-24 11:14 am   Permalink

Excellent!

 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8873
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2009-12-24 11:30 am   Permalink

so much better,
congrats



 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6862
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-12-24 11:48 am   Permalink

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On 2009-12-24 10:54, USAF Retired wrote:




These are your best additions to the bar, so far. Be sure and post pictures with hula skirts and coconut bras.
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Trader Bob
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Joined: Nov 29, 2009
Posts: 75
From: Gold Coast, tropical paradise
Posted: 2009-12-24 12:19 pm   Permalink

That's the best thing about this forum, people giving advice to get the right look and that genuine Tiki atmosphere. Looks great man!
Tofa
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1273
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-12-24 1:06 pm   Permalink

A good point has been raised... Heat your tiki bar rooms gentlemen traders! Turn up the heat so as to create the desired atmosphere and clothing levels. This may be almost as important as the elimination of white ceilings!


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USAF Retired
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Joined: Dec 15, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Kentucky
Posted: 2009-12-25 3:47 pm   Permalink

Look what Santa brought me today, Apparently he has connections at tikimaster. Who knew?




 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2367
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2009-12-26 12:09 pm   Permalink

you've been hard at work these past couple weeks. Nice changes.

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3379
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-12-26 1:58 pm   Permalink

Nothing better than a home bar to relax in!



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USAF Retired
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Joined: Dec 15, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Kentucky
Posted: 2012-09-06 6:14 pm   Permalink

3 years ago, I posted those first pics of my bar...alot has changed since then and I figured an update was needed.












 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2012-09-06 6:46 pm   Permalink

Wow..what a difference a few years makes. Looking good.

I have a couple important questions to ask however...

1. Is that really Frankenstein tending bar or is my mind just on halloween cause it is showing up in stores everywhere?
2. How does a guy end up with, not one, but two different leg lamps?

- Dale
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USAF Retired
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Joined: Dec 15, 2009
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From: Kentucky
Posted: 2012-09-06 7:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-06 18:46, littlegiles wrote:
Wow..what a difference a few years makes. Looking good.

I have a couple important questions to ask however...

1. Is that really Frankenstein tending bar or is my mind just on halloween cause it is showing up in stores everywhere?
2. How does a guy end up with, not one, but two different leg lamps?

- Dale




yep...Franky is tending bar.. it was a cardboard Pepsi display from last Halloween, About a week before Halloween the manager at the local convenience store told me I could have it after Halloween, then he couldnt believe that I stopped at the store at 6:30am on Nov 1 and asked for it...Franky was holding a can of Pepsi that I carefully cut out and inserted a can of beer.

I made the leg lamps...The opaque one is an actual prostetic leg...the translucent one is a stocking display...both are flea market finds.


 
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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 478
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2012-09-06 8:01 pm   Permalink

Very Cool. I like the leg lamp. Its cool when people throw in thier little oddities to thier Tiki room. Makes it all thier own. But ya! That sure is a difference from the first time you posted till now. The collecting just keeps going, It never stops.

 
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