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The Forbidden Maya Tai, San Diego
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
Posts: 1320
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2015-02-26 10:23 pm   Permalink

Wow, it's been a while since I updated any photos of the home bar. A lot has changed, including new shelving, art, and more. I've added a great resin chunk lamp (eBay), another resin lamp (also eBay), and got a killer Moai tiki from Buzzy.

I've never been happy with the glaring grey garage door, so tried to figure out an inexpensive way to hide the fact that the home bar is in fact in a garage- while still allowing the door to work. My wife was very against my painting or permanently altering the garage door in any way- "for resale's sake," though I've always thought that the next homeowner would be impressed to see a full on bar in their new home's garage. Okay, maybe that's just me.

I thought of a few ways of going about this, including a vehicle wrap (expensive), a photo wall mural (which are repositionable and thus not permanent), then realized I'd see how wood grained contact paper would work. I ordered a huge roll from Amazon.com and squeegeed it on. I eventually had to use Spray 77 adhesive to get the contact paper to stick (after a mini heat wave we had in February), which got the contact paper to stick once again. I wasn't greatly concerned with how perfect the paper looked on the garage, since I was planning on adding record album covers and then netting on top of the contact paper. I also planned to keep direct lighting off of the garage door so any mistakes wouldn't be glaringly obvious. The fishing net really adds a nice touch (not pictured here).



I've added extra LED spotlights to highlight new art, including the Buzzy Moai and a new bamboo shelf I scored on craigslist for really cheap. It holds a bit of the Scorpion Bowl collection, some of my ceramics, and more.

Floats area with art from Hang 10 Tiki & SewTiki from the 2015 TC Art Swap...

Wider shot of the "lounge" area with new resin light. I rewired the lamp that didn't work when I received it from eBay. Easy fix, then added a red bulb. I need to pick up some new Aloha print fabric to cover the cushions on the bamboo chairs... a few more things to do before the San Diego Home Bar Crawl in less than two weeks.

Mahalo for the visit!

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