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The Breezeway - Costa Mesa, CA
Luckydesigns
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2013-02-11 11:37 am   Permalink

Yeah, I don't know if I really told the story about the filming...

Ben and I had always talked about doing The Breezeway of my house as a tiki bar but never just DID it. Then, he was approached by someone to film a pilot for a tikifying kinda home improvement show... Since he lives so close to me and we had always talked about it, he suggested finally doing The Breezeway.

With me doing all of the preliminary carving and trim work, he (with Dinah's assistance) hammered out the walls, ceiling treatment, bar, and waterfall all in one week. Ben is like a building tornado when you get him going! He worked super hard and made the place look amazing with his suggestions!

I've seen the finished show and it looks great! We aren't allowed to show it to the public yet though. Let's hope it gets picked up! It would really make a great TV program!
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Posted: 2013-02-11 12:51 pm   Permalink

That sounds really cool. Who do we contact to make it a reality? Obviously you guys have a huge constituency on here to flood any unsuspecting channel the show may be getting pitched to. And smart move having Dinah doing the assisting on camera...if that doesn't get it picked up - ha. Is there a name for the show or is that under wraps as well? In looking back through the posted pictures, the only thing missing is Ernie helping Ben as the safety inspector (ala his comic strips). Throw that in and you'll have all bases covered. Good luck on getting it accepted.

 
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Posted: 2013-02-11 1:15 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I'm not sure... You'll have to ask Ben those questions. He knows more about this stuff than I do.
I wish we could show everyone right now!
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Posted: 2013-03-19 5:25 pm   Permalink

Since the sale at The Bahooka was cancelled this weekend, and I was still in the neighborhood... I decided to swing by Oceanic Arts...
Picked up this string of floats for our window looking in to the kitchen.





Got a couple of masks and other stuff, but haven't had a chance to put them up yet.
Stay tuned...
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Posted: 2013-03-20 1:56 pm   Permalink

Nice Spike. Bummer about the Bahooka cancelling that sale. But The Breezeway is looking good.

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Posted: 2013-05-31 1:55 pm   Permalink

Just put a new lamp up in The Breezeway.
Got this one at Tiki Caliente from our friends at Nelson's Tiki Hut.
Stoked to finally get one of their amazing lamps!



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johnnyvelvet
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From: Louisiana
Posted: 2013-06-16 8:16 pm   Permalink

So let me get this straight: you've got a great talent, a killer bar, and a stunning girlfriend...May I learn from you, Master? Congratulations on a super build and tons of vibe.

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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2013-06-25 2:43 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Johnny.

So I ran a cross this lamp the other day at an Antique mall in Long Beach. They were asking $75 for it...



I had just bought this guy at another store for (probably) too much, so I wasn't in the mood to go spending that kind of money right away...



Later, I happened upon a nautical looking lense in one of the shops for relatively cheap. I already had this bouy thing hanging by the waterfall... I got to thinkin'... I can make my version of that lamp that I saw earlier.



Here's a very sleepy looking picture of me building the lamp:



Blue bulb and some holes drilled in the top to vent the heat and there you go.



It now hangs next to the second tiki that I ever carved...




The End

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Murph
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Posted: 2013-06-25 2:59 pm   Permalink

Nice job on the lamp!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-06-25 3:24 pm   Permalink

Looking sharp matey!

 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-06-26 7:18 pm   Permalink

Good work, Spike!

 
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Posted: 2013-07-03 09:20 am   Permalink

Last night, I put some low wattage LED lighting in a long piece of plastic tubing, sealed the end with silicone and attached it to the inside of the water basin of the waterfall. Now I have this nice red lava glow radiating from it!



Thanks for the comments, friends!
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Posted: 2013-07-03 12:26 pm   Permalink

That's making me thirsty.......for a cold cocktail......at "The Breezeway"!

 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2013-07-04 12:31 pm   Permalink

Awesome space!! Your light is really nicely done and the red glow from the lava is excellent. Best breezeway I've ever seen!!!
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2013-07-04 1:01 pm   Permalink

So cool!!! Nice light too!

 
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