Friday, November 18, 2011

Tired Dog Saloon - The adventure begins

For a couple of years now we've been tinkering with the idea of building a bar.  Not just any bar with a top but something themed.  We took an excellent roadtrip to Montana last summer and did some extensive research all along the way.  I can't count how many bars and saloons we checked out, but by far and without doubt our most succesful research was of that in Virginia City, Montana.  This place has the most incredible history and some great stories that are still being told.

Where the bar will go
Upon return from our trip we tried to sort through what pictures we could and make a pile just for Saloon and Bar ideas.  It seemed the right thing to do for conveying an appropriate theme was to remodel the entire room, not just add a new piece of furniture.  So forward we go!

We are taking the front room space and over the next 6-15 months (due to other project constraints and cost) and will turn this space into a an "Old West Saloon".  It's going to be a lot of creative work since we still want some current technology in this room, but not detract from the theme. 
The plan already went into motion by tearing out the grey carpet and installing a tile floor which mimics the color and shape of old wood planks.  Now we are starting with the bar...

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