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The Hoodoo Hut
Trader Tom
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Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 823
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2013-03-07 4:17 pm   Permalink

The Hoodoo Hut is my home bar for the moment here in Oregon. I've been working on it bit by bit over this last year and I know we're staying put for at least two more years. So, at the rate I'm going, it may be completed just in time to tear it down. However, now that I have two corners and a wall done, I thought I would share. These shots are moving clockwise from the corner with the puffer fish, moving across the wall to the corner with the orange spaghetti light, then skipping across the large window with its white plastic blinds to show you a second finished corner.

You can't see the actual bar and barstools or the mug shelf over the big white window or the adjoining bathroom decorated with dozens of Balinese Barong masks, but those areas aren't done yet, so it gives me something to post later once I finish.









I painted all the walls and ceilings with a cinnamon brown but left the doors and trim white since it seemed like a pain in the butt to have to re-paint those areas again before I move. Painting apartment walls such a dark color seemed daring enough, but I have a good buddy who is a painter and will help me restore all of it back to its normal dull white before I move.

Projects that are left before I consider the Hoodoo Hut complete:

* Re-cover my vintage rattan barstools. I was thinking vinyl, but I came across some vintage looking upholstery grade fabric with Hula Girls and Moai in the pattern. So, I think I will work with that. The cut of fabric wasn't right to use as drapes for the big white window, but I think the seats will look good in it.

* Strip and re-finish a rattan chair and a huge rattan and glass hutch that will house the rest of my mugs and stuff (well, some of it at least).

* Re-wire two more swag lamps that have very old wiring and short chains right now...then hang them up.

* Get some bamboo style blinds for the big white window.

* Frame a few more pieces of art.

* Set up a record player and speakers.

Of course, not having the bar completely finished doesn't preclude visitors. I have all my alcohol in the pantry and my glassware in the kitchen. I may have to dance around the apartment to get everything set, but it's still functional.

Anyway, that sums it up pretty good, I think. Thanks for looking. Feel free to stop by if you're in the neighborhood.



 
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kustomtiki
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Joined: Oct 28, 2003
Posts: 152
From: La Mesa
Posted: 2013-03-07 4:39 pm   Permalink

Looking good Tom, I really like the Oasis 6 print, reminds me of when we waited in line under the tent to get our mugs!.... Good times!


 
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Gibbo
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Joined: May 02, 2007
Posts: 28
From: Far off Western Australia
Posted: 2013-03-08 02:37 am   Permalink

Hey there Tom, what a great collection! Looking very good indeed.
Cheers mate,
Gibbo


 
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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
Posts: 199
From: East TN
Posted: 2013-03-08 06:43 am   Permalink

Very nice collection Tom! Keep up the projects and the posting as you progress.

Cheers and Aloha!


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-03-08 06:58 am   Permalink

Wow...that looks great, you have a beautiful collection and everything is well placed. Your walls look kinda orange on my screen and they are a good contrast. Looking forwar to more pictures...keep up the grat work!!!
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-03-08 07:31 am   Permalink

Lots-O great pieces in there
Looks great
Cheers

Jon


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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From: NJ
Posted: 2013-03-08 10:19 am   Permalink

You're off to a good start, Tom! Keep the pictures coming.


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Holler Waller
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Joined: Mar 13, 2011
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From: NW TN
Posted: 2013-03-08 10:54 am   Permalink

Love the wall color!

 
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Trader Tom
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Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2013-03-09 1:53 pm   Permalink

Thanks, everyone! Now that Spring is closing in I will try to get the hutch and chair refinished and complete my other projects. Pictures to follow!

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-03-13 8:47 pm   Permalink

Can't wait...

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Trader Tom
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Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2013-08-28 01:28 am   Permalink

It's been a while, so I thought I'd post an update.

I finally finished refinishing the bamboo hutch that's behind the bar now. I sanded and sanded with about a dozen sanding blocks. Took forever. Then I filled some spots with wood filler and added one coat of golden oak finish and it looked so good, I decided to stop right there. I told myself I wouldn't sand ever again after I rented myself out one summer to help sand the teak deck on the yacht of a family friend. I kept that promise for 20 years, but I think the elbow grease was worth it.

I also added a rattan/natural fiber shade for the window opposite. And, I added some more wall art and another small bookcase that I quickly filled with mugs, books, and records. I opted to have my huge orange spaghetti UFO saucer lamp restrung by somebody less clumsy than myself. I should be getting that back any day now. If he does a good job, I have a smaller green and white one to be redone as well.

Anyway, here's new pics:



Entrance to Hoodoo Hut from family/dining room.



Shot of the hutch behind bar.



Close on hutch.



Short bookcase with a little room on top shelf reserved for getting a record player at some point.



Bottom shelf has my little collection of about 50 records I've never listened to. I need to change that. I saw a Crosley Player that converts your records to digital at the mall. I may get that one soon. Here's a look at it:

http://www.brookstone.com/crosley-keepsake-deluxe-usb-turntable?bkiid=SubCategory_Electronics_Retro_Record_Players_/_Turntables|SubCategoryWidget|824659p&catId=



View across from bar. I'm going to move the cart closer to the bar later, but it's taking up the space where my unfinished bamboo chair is going to go.



More art on the wall leading in on the right. Still need to add some more



Shot of the adjoining bathroom wall above the mirror. I put up about 12 Balinese masks in the bathroom.



View opposite toilet. My five year old refuses to use this bathroom at night. Not sure why...

Walls are still white, but I can't bring myself to be too radical, considering I may move out of this apartment in a year or so.



Shower curtain I picked up a few years ago at Bed, Bath, Beyond.

I didn't want to insult any Tiki artists by putting their art above the toilet...but there was a empty space, so I bought some acrylics and went to town. My first Tiki painting.



I think the space has shaped up pretty nice for the time being.

Hope you enjoyed the mini tour. I still have a few things left to do, but the Hoodoo Hut is now open!

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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
Posts: 199
From: East TN
Posted: 2013-08-28 10:08 am   Permalink

I really like that Rattan hutch!! Very nice.
Your mug and art collection is impressive also. I especially like the disney drummer.

Thanks for posting and keep it up!

Cheers and aloha,

Q


 
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AdOrAdam
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Joined: Jun 16, 2013
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From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2013-08-28 12:49 pm   Permalink

Thumbs up from me

 
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Trader Tom
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Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 823
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2013-08-29 01:04 am   Permalink

Thanks!

I got my saucer spaghetti light back today and just put it up.



With flash and full lights.



In the dark.

I have one more white & green light to re-wire and I'll be done with the swag lights. At least for now...

Now for a mai tai!


 
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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
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From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2013-08-29 01:28 am   Permalink

Aloha Trader Tom, nice stuff and I love your painting but I wonder what your 5 year old thinks of it? Haha

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