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The TomAndrea Lounge Deux
Hearn
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From: Washington DC
Posted: 2013-09-02 09:04 am   Permalink

Aloha!
Its been a long haul, but my wife and I have finally semi-completed The New TomAndrea Lounge...now located in Annandale VA!

Taking pictures has been a bear, since, A. Well...frankly...I stink at photography and B. The Light effects have been difficult to capture...but anyways, here are my initial images (I hope to get better ones up soon)





























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Thortiki
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From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2013-09-02 09:17 am   Permalink

NICE to see a local Washington DC area Tiki room, GOOD job! Thortiki

 
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Masher88
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From: Cleveland, OH
Posted: 2013-09-02 09:44 am   Permalink

Awesome looking place! I love that swinging loveseat!

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-09-02 09:58 am   Permalink

Great use of bamboo! I also live the contrast between the dark and the light areas of the bar.
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2013-09-02 8:42 pm   Permalink

You no got da problem wid the photo skills-you got da problem wid da quantity! post mo!
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MaukaHale
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2013-09-02 9:43 pm   Permalink

It looks like a great place to escape to.


 
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Q-tiki
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From: East TN
Posted: 2013-09-03 06:12 am   Permalink

Looks great Hearn! Kudos to you and your wife.

So, the ceiling is supposed to be a starry sky effect? I bet that looks much better in person. Neat idea.
I'm really digging the gathering of tiki around the flames. Nice touch. I also love the round, rattan wall shelf. I'm still looking for one of those!

Well done (even though it's never really done).

Cheers and aloha!
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Hearn
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From: Washington DC
Posted: 2013-09-03 06:31 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-09-03 06:12, Q-tiki wrote:
Looks great Hearn! Kudos to you and your wife.

So, the ceiling is supposed to be a starry sky effect? I bet that looks much better in person. Neat idea.
I'm really digging the gathering of tiki around the flames. Nice touch. I also love the round, rattan wall shelf. I'm still looking for one of those!

Well done (even though it's never really done).

Cheers and aloha!



Thanks! Yeah...the inspiration for the sky was The Blue Bayou at Pirates in Disneyland. We had the challenge of a 1961 House with the old asbestos ceiling tiles. I painted it blue and was very happy with the projector effect. In person it looks like the Bamboo Ceiling ends and a starry night begins!

The bamboo grid had to be suspended from the wall on both sides since I couldn't drill or bolt anything into the ceiling. I'll post more pics soon!


 
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Hearn
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Posted: 2013-09-03 06:36 am   Permalink

These were my Inspiration Images for Lighting Effects (I know they're not Tiki per se, but they evoke great memories for me)





 
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Hearn
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From: Washington DC
Posted: 2013-09-03 06:37 am   Permalink

These were my Inspiration Images for Lighting Effects (I know they're not Tiki per se, but they evoke great memories for me)





 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-09-03 07:49 am   Permalink

Looks great
That big chair looks sweet
Any step by step / build it pics?

Jon
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Hearn
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Posted: 2013-09-03 07:52 am   Permalink

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On 2013-09-03 07:49, hang10tiki wrote:
Looks great
That big chair looks sweet
Any step by step / build it pics?

Jon




I have a few. I'll post later tonight. Its in the basement of our Mid Century home we just bought last year. It was built in 1961 and we bought it from the ORIGINAL owner (he was 92). He did not touch ANYTHING in the house since 1961. All original, well-kept materials and appliances etc. (which was the good news)...all original asbestos ceiling and VCT in the basement (which was the bad news...though the tile is in excellent shape)


 
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Longboard
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Joined: Sep 25, 2012
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From: Twain Harte, CA
Posted: 2013-09-03 08:38 am   Permalink

nice job on the window covers.

-Longboard


 
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Hearn
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From: Washington DC
Posted: 2013-09-03 11:40 am   Permalink

Okay Guys, so here are some progress photos as promised:

Up Goes the Bac Bac with a framed out bamboo slice for Monkeyman's Album Frames



Window Coverings I Bought from a Garden Store for $20 Bucks (they were meant to be gates for a fence)


We had a drop in the existing ceiling that houses a mechanical duct, so I figured we set up a series of split bamboo "beams" that would then hold up MDF Panels with grass or tapa paneling. Here are a few progress shots of that construction (before and after we painted)





I was originally going to go with a series of mini-travel posters along the drop ceiling bulkhead, but ending up making that into an illuminated mug shelf. Here are some test shots



...and a shot of the final mug shelf


Because of the asbestos ceiling, we had to build an entire structure spanning the walls to support the bamboo love seat (which we bought for $30 on craigslist!) The travel poster trim ended up moving to the wall beyond the love seat support



Some lighting test shots




Finally, my daughter admiring the Witco Stools







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turbosickboy
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From: Malmoe/Sweden
Posted: 2013-09-04 02:20 am   Permalink

sweet! nice place

 
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