Honest opinions needed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by havasu, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Jun 23, 2011 #1

    havasu

    havasu

    havasu

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,885
    Likes Received:
    1,158
    Location:
    Southern California,
    I am requesting assistance on a potential upcoming project around my home. I am including photos of my billiard/bar room which I built as an addition about 10 years ago. I copied the woodwork (all oak) from the Marie Calendar's Restaurant bar down the street from my house.

    The problem now is the fact that it is now outdated, and my son recommends pulling the oak off the wall completely, and paint the crown molding white. I've somewhat compromised by possibly eliminating the oak on the wall down to about 42" and changing it into wainscoting with raised panels, which will then be painted white. What do you guys recommend?

    IMG_20110622_134440.jpg

    IMG_20110622_134449.jpg

    IMG_20110622_134504.jpg

    IMG_20110622_134526.jpg

    IMG_20110622_134538.jpg
     
  2. Jun 23, 2011 #2

    Otahyoni

    Otahyoni

    Otahyoni

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,780
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Terre Haute, Indiana
    That is a lot of wood for one room. I'm not really sure, but i dont like it when people paint wood trim.

    So whatever you do, leave the wood, wood... :)
     
  3. Jun 23, 2011 #3

    Chris

    Chris

    Chris

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    8,809
    Likes Received:
    927
    Location:
    Sweet, Idaho
    I like the wood. It does look to be that golden oak color which has been over done everywhere but I would still leave the wood wood and leave it all there. I personally would either sand and stain the wood a different color or maybe even focus on the brick and maybe change that up and cover it with that nice stone veneer which will change the look of the hole room.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2011 #4

    Admin

    Admin

    Admin

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,423
    Likes Received:
    106
    Location:
    ,
    I like it, I would take it a hunting lodge direction since you already have the wood.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2011 #5

    havasu

    havasu

    havasu

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,885
    Likes Received:
    1,158
    Location:
    Southern California,
    Thanks. Another plan I also want to accomplish is to remove that huge TV stand and mount the TV directly over the fireplace, which will modernize the room and eliminate some of the wood, but will make that one wall pure wood, which I am really concerned will make it too much.
     
  6. Jun 23, 2011 #6

    speedbump

    speedbump

    speedbump

    Wells & pumps; not a... Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,723
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    Riverview, Florida
    I'm probably way behind the times, but I still love lots of wood. The most important thing for me would be not to put anything in the way of shooting all the way around the pool table.;)
     
  7. Jun 23, 2011 #7

    havasu

    havasu

    havasu

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,885
    Likes Received:
    1,158
    Location:
    Southern California,
    Pool table? You must be referring to my clothes folding / tax preparing / project layout table? Hell, I haven't pulled the cover off in over a year! :p
     
  8. Jun 23, 2011 #8

    speedbump

    speedbump

    speedbump

    Wells & pumps; not a... Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,723
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    Riverview, Florida
    Mine started getting that way and I had to put my foot down. I told her that she had all the other rooms in the house and that one was mine. And I actually lived to tell about it. She must have felt sorry for me at that moment.:(
     
  9. Jun 23, 2011 #9

    Otahyoni

    Otahyoni

    Otahyoni

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,780
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Terre Haute, Indiana
    Someone get this man a beer! :D
     
  10. Jun 24, 2011 #10

    Mr_David

    Mr_David

    Mr_David

    Easily Amused Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,835
    Likes Received:
    922
    Location:
    Santee,Ca,
    Got it Right Here.

    007 (600x800).jpg
     
  11. Jun 24, 2011 #11

    Mr_David

    Mr_David

    Mr_David

    Easily Amused Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,835
    Likes Received:
    922
    Location:
    Santee,Ca,
    That wood looks nice.
    It does make the room kind of dark, but it is your man cave.
    I agree with Chris about the brick.
    The wainscott Idea sounds good but don't paint it white.
    Keep it the color it is now and paint the upper halfa soft neutral color. (NOT WHITE)
     
  12. Jun 24, 2011 #12

    havasu

    havasu

    havasu

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,885
    Likes Received:
    1,158
    Location:
    Southern California,
    OK, while sitting in this room all day today, I believe I have got a compromise, thanks to Dave's reply. I am going to continue to strip the upper 2/3rds of the wall down to the unfinished drywall, and double up on the vertical rails on the lower panels, to match under the bar. I will then plaster the wall and apply a faux finish in a light gold/brown, but leave the wood stained, instead of painting it white. If it doesn't turn out as I am envisioning, I can always paint it all white. What do you all think?

    Since the wife has moved out, I'm sitting here bored to death and need to do something for therapy to keep me sane!
     
  13. Jun 24, 2011 #13

    Mr_David

    Mr_David

    Mr_David

    Easily Amused Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,835
    Likes Received:
    922
    Location:
    Santee,Ca,
    Do It.. . . . . . .
     
  14. Jun 24, 2011 #14

    phishfood

    phishfood

    phishfood

    Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    5,683
    Likes Received:
    965
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    I am a big time wood fan, so if it were me, I wood (haha) try to find a way to keep the wood. If I wood, wood you?

    Could you lighten the tone of it somehow?

    If that just doesn't work for you, do anything but paint it white.

    The shelves near the ceiling need to go. Attach the shelved items you really want to keep to the wall at various heights.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2011 #15

    havasu

    havasu

    havasu

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,885
    Likes Received:
    1,158
    Location:
    Southern California,
    Thanks Phish...the shelves are going for sure! When I built the room, I had an award winning police K-9 and the entire shelf was filled with the trophies we received at various competitions.
     
  16. Jun 28, 2011 #16

    Admin

    Admin

    Admin

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,423
    Likes Received:
    106
    Location:
    ,
    What was it's name? Any pics?
     
  17. Jun 29, 2011 #17

    havasu

    havasu

    havasu

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,885
    Likes Received:
    1,158
    Location:
    Southern California,
    His true name was "Kai Von Slhlob Tratzburg", aka "Kai." He seized nearly $200 million in drugs, and another $15 million in drug tainted cash. There is a video on him and me which is televised about once a month on Mariott Hartley's animal show..."Those Amazing Animals", or "Wild About Animals", usually on at the crack of dawn on Saturday AM's. Some pet shops also carry his video which shows me and him "doing our stuff", but I think I purchased all of them and gave them out as presents to my fans. :) Yeah, this was about 13 years ago, so it is only a distant memory much anymore. He's no longer here, I'm retired, and it was a good moment in my life.

    k9.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011
  18. Jun 29, 2011 #18

    speedbump

    speedbump

    speedbump

    Wells & pumps; not a... Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,723
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    Riverview, Florida
    Ahhhhhhhhh, thanks... I needed that!
     
  19. Jun 29, 2011 #19

    Admin

    Admin

    Admin

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,423
    Likes Received:
    106
    Location:
    ,
    That's amazing Mark. I'll keep my eyes peeled for your video.
     
  20. Jun 30, 2011 #20

    speedbump

    speedbump

    speedbump

    Wells & pumps; not a... Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,723
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    Riverview, Florida
    I don't know why I didn't see this before I posted last time, but I didn't until now. That is a cool looking pup. Shepherds are amazing dogs. Congrats on getting rid of some of the bad stuff. You did get to keep the money didn't you???:)
     

Share This Page