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mike and marie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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Posted: 2013-11-19 11:19 pm   Permalink

The photo wall has been growing:


But more time has been spent on
this:


We knew we needed a giant, life-sized, fire-breathing tiki, and no better tiki for a Treasure Island themed place than one from nearby Tiki Gardens in Indian Rocks Beach. Our favorite was Kahona. We wanted to bring him back. We did!



The shell eyes are backlit with (fake) fire like the real Kahona at Tiki Gardens originally was. Here he is in night lighting:



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mike and marie
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Posted: 2013-11-19 11:37 pm   Permalink

And we finally put in the grotto with lava rock wall and waterfall. Notice next to the peacock chair in the picture is a brown retro princess phone---it's wired up and works.







We have found that lighting is one of the most important factors for getting the right feel and mood. In the grotto area we have employed a few small LED spotlights to highlight and otherwise everything is colored light. We've been experimenting with cool blue light for a 'night' feel and also have a psychedelic 60s color light that changes colors and patterns:








 
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mike and marie
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Posted: 2013-11-19 11:45 pm   Permalink

A few more updates:







 
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Longboard
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Joined: Sep 25, 2012
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From: Twain Harte, CA
Posted: 2013-11-20 08:05 am   Permalink

wow

-Longboard


 
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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-11-20 11:19 am   Permalink

Love it!

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-11-25 9:16 pm   Permalink

FABULOUS!!!! Great work and the lighting really makes it.

 
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TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-11-26 07:56 am   Permalink

Looks killer. Love the photo wall, and the fire breathing tiki is awesome, great look and execution! Thanks for all the pics!

 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-11-27 4:23 pm   Permalink

Fantastic! Love the wall of stars!

 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2013-11-27 4:31 pm   Permalink

Very inviting.....good job!

 
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2014-05-05 5:20 pm   Permalink

Great looking space!


 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1368
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2014-10-25 6:15 pm   Permalink

Thumbs up!

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4316
Posted: 2015-12-15 5:39 pm   Permalink

GREAT to see you guys again!
You two are what I will now call Truhana.

Lets see some up dates of yer place.


 
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mike and marie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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Posted: 4 days ago; 6:43 pm   Permalink

Wow, is it ever about time for some updates here. Been so long that we are floating plans for revamping part of the place that is "done" in the pics above. But that will come later...

First of all, we've had a bit of a branding issue going on. All of this we've done is here at Space Age Central, and initially our basement lounge area was the Treasure Island Room. No problem. But ... it soon became apparent that we were going to have much more than a 'room'! Things expanded over the past few years. At this point, our tiki fever has taken over the entire basement (sans workshop), a family room, and now (on the way) the entire backyard! "Room" anything is no longer going to fit!

Every room and area in our tiki world has its own name, like the areas at the Mai-Kai or the rooms at Bern's Steak House. So on the list now are proper signs for them all. Another excellent project for the router!

The first one is up in the Wreck Lounge. This is another one of those 'tribute' pieces to the two Wreck Bars of south Florida. We took two reference pics at the Yankee Clipper location, seen here:





Marie's careful tracing skills of the image as displayed on the monitor gave us a template to work with...



Then that was painted on a piece of found driftwood that we had first prepared with several poly coats, and hung it with chains in the entrance to the lounge:








 
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mike and marie
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Posted: 4 days ago; 6:47 pm   Permalink

Every tiki bar needs a pufferfish. It seems to be some kind of rule. So this puffy which we found at an old Florida gift shop got made into a light...



We hung him in the bar area that we have been calling Beneath the Reef Lounge. He's on a footswitch and likes to light up for visitors!







[ This Message was edited by: mike and marie 2017-03-27 19:44 ]


 
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mike and marie
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Posted: 4 days ago; 6:48 pm   Permalink

Made and installed this new wall light...



 
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