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seafoamer
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Joined: Aug 05, 2008
Posts: 55
From: ma
Posted: 2010-06-23 4:38 pm   Permalink

I like small spaces, & I like very much what you've done with yours!

 
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ashman_atl
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Joined: Feb 23, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2010-06-24 08:10 am   Permalink

In response to the right reverend, good doctor, Freddie Freelance...

"One thing I have to confess is bugging me: that Lampshade."

ME TOO!! It hasn't yet driven me to despair or to climb the cliffs of insanity, but yeah... it's got to go. Thanks for your recommendations. Will try to fix 'er up ASAP.

As always, thanks for the kudos and comments. I know this room, as a whole, is a real mash-up of disparate themes and what-not, and the purists may have some difficulty with it, but rest assured, I'm a purist at heart and when I finally have a house to call my own, we will do-it-right! In the meantime, I'm making notes of all the ideas I plan to "borrow" from fellow TCers when the time comes...

Mahalo!


 
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ka'lenatiki
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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
Posts: 192
From: redding ca.
Posted: 2010-06-26 08:26 am   Permalink

"quote"I wanted to incorporate some Googie influence in the design and got some idea from this photo...


hey ashman_atl....saw this back a page or two and had to smile, I took this quick photo when driving a couple of months ago of the local old car-wash for sign ideas also....

I think it's a great piece of history that and the fact that it and many of the old motel signs work well for us to use as inspirations

[ This Message was edited by: ka'lenatiki 2010-06-26 08:28 ]


 
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ashman_atl
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Joined: Feb 23, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2010-06-26 11:21 am   Permalink

ka'lenatiki-
Thanks for the note! I sure do love the old Googie design elements and hopefully someday when I have more space to "spread out" will incorporate more of those cool shapes and such into my lounge/bar. Sadly, with the exception of a few old diners/coffee shops, there is tragically little in the way of "space-age" design to brag about here in Atlanta. I do have a bit of Cali-envy, but it is what it is, so I do what I can to bring a little cool to the old south...


 
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ErkNoLikeFire
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Joined: Aug 07, 2010
Posts: 429
From: Michigan
Posted: 2010-10-08 12:28 am   Permalink

I love the feel of you closet bar. There is a lot of detail in the work.

 
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ashman_atl
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Joined: Feb 23, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2011-05-13 8:42 pm   Permalink

Too busy lately for any big projects, but a few additions around the hut... Working behind the bar instead of on it, but that's the idea.

































 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5693
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-05-22 11:33 am   Permalink

You did an awesome job...crammed a lot of fab decor into a small space...it looks very inviting. Good lighting effects too.
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Trader Mitch
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Joined: Mar 16, 2011
Posts: 28
From: Lake Forest Park, WA
Posted: 2011-05-23 4:27 pm   Permalink

Congratulations! what a fantastic job you have done. An inspiration for those of us with limited space. Well done.


 
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JackLord
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Joined: Jan 18, 2006
Posts: 160
From: Washington, DC
Posted: 2011-05-25 09:20 am   Permalink

I could drink there. My highest praise. Well done.

 
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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 745
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2011-05-25 09:34 am   Permalink

Still awesome and still making me jealous!

Chris


 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 407
From: western australia
Posted: 2011-05-25 7:29 pm   Permalink

LOVE what you've done with the place Ashman-atl, truly extraordinary how you've managed
to cram so much soul into such a small space.





 
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Vince Martini
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Joined: May 02, 2010
Posts: 277
From: Iki Pohaku, Arkansas
Posted: 2011-05-28 09:52 am   Permalink

Looks like Tiki Ti's in there!!!

TORA! TORA! TORA!


 
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ashman_atl
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Joined: Feb 23, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2011-05-31 09:41 am   Permalink

Wow! Thanks to all for the kind encouragements. It's definitely motivating me to push the envelope and come up with some stuff to make the space even better! In no time, I made a list of about a dozen small projects to work on over the next week or two. Time is at a premium now, though, as my lease will run out in July of 2012. Summer is at hand and plenty of opportunities for cocktail socials, so I should be able to get plenty more enjoyment out of this escape before it's time to take it all down...

But, I'm also starting to think about the new and improved Pao Pao Hut... This weekend, a neighbor announced that "free" bamboo was available and I quickly stacked up a load in the boot and hauled it back to the house.

Here it is stacked up outdoors:


Any advice as to drying/curing is appreciated! I've heard that drying outdoors is too wet (high humidity here) and indoors too dry... Bending, twisting, splitting also seem to be issues to overcome and I have no experience with the fresh stuff. This is black bamboo, but most of it is too young to have changed color yet; don't know how it will look when dried...

Gotta get back to work!

Cheers!


 
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liltikichef
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Joined: Dec 05, 2010
Posts: 38
From: currently in south Georgia
Posted: 2011-06-05 3:31 pm   Permalink

I rent too and have VERY limited space; your bar is such an inspiration!!!! I'm on a very tight budget as well and just starting my collection. I live in Columbus GA and planning my first trip to Trader Vic's. Any suggestions? lol Thanks for all the photos!

 
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I. M. Transpose
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Joined: Jun 03, 2011
Posts: 10
From: Boston, MA
Posted: 2011-06-14 9:16 pm   Permalink

This is awesome! And very inspiring - I'm also renting & have not much space, but seeing what you've done is a real motivation. Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on the hut!

 
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