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mike and marie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 127
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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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 127
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
Posts: 137
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
Posts: 321
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
Posts: 5693
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
Posts: 803
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
Posts: 2317
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
Posts: 1542
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
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2014-05-05 5:20 pm   Permalink

Great looking space!


 
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