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Inspiration Point - San Pedro, CA (progress)
Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2012-05-16 11:11 pm   Permalink

Inspiration Point is the name of my garage tiki workshop and in the last week I've started throwing a few things on the walls. What you see is the rough draft of the tiki workshop and creation area. What is the "rough draft" you may ask? I need to build an attic in the garage to store non-tiki stuff and in order to have enough space to build it, I decided I should get all the tiki stuff up off the floor and out of the way (currently there are lots of bins and what not on the floor in the garage). Rather than just move it all to another storage area (like the basement), I thought it would be cool to decorate a bit. When the attic is finished, everything needs to come off the walls so I can re-wire and insulate under the drywall. At that point, it will go back up on the wall, but in a way more akin with my vision. For now, check out what has been done so far:

The walls in the garage are drywall white and the idea for the initial build out was to make it easy and get stuff out of the way and on the walls. Rather than spend money to coat the walls (that will be coming down eventually anyway) in expensive wall paper or lahala, I opted to use some old blinds that we had in our old house (and were going to throw away, but decided not to) as the wall covering. Everything was already taking up space in my garage, I just started to display them!

The start on a part of the wall:


Some more wall:

(in this picture I've used some of my VERY old carvings/trim as wall covers)

yet more wall:


even more wall:


Some nautical trinkets I had:


More goodies:


Some awesome tiki art waiting to be hung:


Some floats waiting to be hung:


Part of the ceiling:



I'm also working on the back yard (no pictures yet) and our guestroom/artist showcase. The room is a work in progress (wall covering next!), but here are a few pictures of the furniture I covered for it:

Dresser:


Bed Frame:


Storage unit (holds my records):



Thanks for stopping by and getting a sneak peak! More soon!


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-05-17 12:01 am   Permalink

Jetsam and flotsam of the seven seas - I like it!

 
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harro
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Posted: 2012-05-17 02:47 am   Permalink

awesome stuff, look forward to seeing more of all those projects, including progress pics!

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2012-05-17 03:35 am   Permalink

The vibe of collected tiki stuff sharing work space is really cool. Eventually, the space may become "decorated", but in the meantime it's just "there" in the raw. Nice.


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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2012-05-17 07:08 am   Permalink

when's the party?


 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2012-05-17 07:45 am   Permalink

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

yes, Sven, my favorite stuff! Bahooka, FI, SC, skipper Kent's, trade winds....I love the feel of escapist locations that mix the nautical and south pacific vibe.

Harro - once I get off my butt and edit the timelapse I've made, I have MANY progress shots of the backyard concrete and deck removal. More to come!!!

Thanks Bongo, I agree that sometimes inspiration is best in it's spontaneous form. We'll see how all this progresses, but for now, I like where it's going.

Ben, it's always a party at my place!! Woot, Woot!!!!
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-05-17 07:54 am   Permalink

Polynesiac,

Looks great. Nice idea on using the old blinds for wall covering. I just picked up a bamboo set at the thrift store to do the same thing in my motorhome.

Look forward to more photos.

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arriano
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Posted: 2012-05-17 08:30 am   Permalink

So far this is looking fantastic. But where's the bar?



 
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markmywords
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Posted: 2012-05-17 11:27 am   Permalink

Oooh, dig that antique radio...

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-17 3:46 pm   Permalink

Lots o cool stuff

 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2012-05-17 6:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks friends!

DC - If they were staying up permanently, I would have painted the wall first (dark brown or black maybe), as if you look super close you can still see the white wall behind. That said, after I insulate and rewire the drywall, I think I might use these blinds as backing again. I really dig how they look!

Arriano - Thanks and I'll have to figure that one out! I'll probably do something in the backyard...tho I haven't thought that far ahead yet.

markmywords - Thanks! the finished product will hopefully have a late 40's early 50's vibe to it. This radio may eventually get a tiki treatment (and the floor one I have too) and it will be converted (read - gutted) so I can play my ipod through them.

Thanks hang10! Too much stuff!! but that's okay. It'll all find a nice place to be when it's finished!

Thanks for looking!




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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-05-17 8:51 pm   Permalink

Even though it is just temporary, your collection of decor is delightful. Got a great sunken ship feel to it. NICE!!!
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2012-05-18 07:55 am   Permalink

Thanks Vamp! Details for the backstory of "Inspiration Point" are still yet to come, but they do revolve around many shipwrecks. I'm happy you gleened that from the photos!!! I guess I'm headed in the right direction! Thanks for stopping by!
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The Sperm Whale
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Posted: 2012-05-18 09:23 am   Permalink

The place looks freaking Awesome !!

 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2013-05-22 1:29 pm   Permalink

Aloha friends! Long time no update!

I've done a little work around Inspiration Point recently and thought I would share the progress. As this is a "tiki" workshop and not a bar, I do not have a proper bar, but I do have lots of wonderful flotsam!

Here is the carving corner:



I do painting/chisel carving/casting and other non-dusty stuff in the garage workshop. All super messy, major power tool creation takes place outside.

Here is the "inspiration" corner. There's still quite a bit of work left to do, but I finally got it to a point where i can sit and relax in it!:








Thanks for looking! More progress shots later as I finish up the back yard and make more plugs for my lamps and finish up the remainder of the "tiki" workshop!



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