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Old 01-04-2006, 12:55 PM   #1
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AS bedroom theme (OT)

This is somewhat off topic, but has anyone heard of someone that used an AS as inspiration for thier home bedroom? I cant afford ($ and space) an AS right now and I'm moving into an apt that needs the bedroom redone. Maybe I've watched too much Monster House, but I was thinking wood panneling on 1 wall and aluminum sheeting on the other walls (i can get the stuff pretty cheap). Maybe even green indoor/outdoor carpeting and a screen door to tie in the "trailer" theme.

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Old 01-04-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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This is somewhat off topic, but has anyone heard of someone that used an AS as inspiration for thier home bedroom? I cant afford ($ and space) an AS right now and I'm moving into an apt that needs the bedroom redone. Maybe I've watched too much Monster House, but I was thinking wood panneling on 1 wall and aluminum sheeting on the other walls (i can get the stuff pretty cheap). Maybe even green indoor/outdoor carpeting and a screen door to tie in the "trailer" theme.

Call me crazy...
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Hi Crazy

Sounds like a neat project. Hope you keep us posted with pictures. I would think you would get plenty of ideas looking in the AS gallery of interiors. If I were you I'd include a little galley--save trips to the fridge for midnight raids!
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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If I follow through with this idea, I will keep you guys updated. Especially since I'll be getting most of my ideas from this site. (GREAT SITE BTW).

Good idea on the galley, but room maybe an issue. I already had the idea (pre airstream idea) to take the doors off my reach-in closet and install a nice closet organizer. Maybe I can spin that into looking like the airstream cabinets... hmmmm... the wheels are spinning....

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I think this sounds like a great idea. Airstream currently, occasionally makes a bar that looks like the end of a bambi... so this seems like the next logical permutation.... you could continue it into your bath and have a tiny foot pedal flusher....
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Sounds like a fun idea, good luck! As was mentioned above, you'll find lots of inspiration hereabouts. You'll have the tough job of deciding vintage?contemporary? etc. Be sure to check out the airstream party lights those might be fun for a room.
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Maybe you can run the aluminum up onto the ceiling and have curved edges like in an Airstream???? Maybe even make some "Overhead lockers" to boot.

This will be cool to watch happen.
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WHOA... This could easily get out of hand :-)

Unfortuneatly, it is an apt so I dont want to go "overboard", but I really wish I could. The room is about 11' x 14' with a low ceiling.

The wall I want to do the wood paneling on has a window so it should look great with whatever theme I go with for the curtains.

I priced some aluminum sheets yesterday and fortuneatly my dad and I are in the business of manufacturing radiators for '74 and older cars, so I can use our company discounts (the stuff aint 'that' cheap). I was thinking of going with .032 thickness. Obviously the thiner the sheet the cheaper it is. Anyone out there have any thoughts on that?

I came up with the idea of putting small wood cabinets along one of the walls up against the ceiling to add to the effect. But havent had a change to research that yet.

Of friend of mine came up with the idea of using kegs as the propane tanks, but I thought it may be cooler to actually use propane tanks as either legs (base) for a vinyl bench or as bases for vinyl stools. I guess that would all depend on how much room I'm going to have. (thank god I have several auto upholstery contacts in my business.)

Since the ceiling is so low and is covered in that popcorn stuff, sheeting it wont happen. (its an apt, so dont want to over-do it). I really wish I could though.

Along with the reach in closet, there's a small walk in closet (5' x 5 1/2') that I could do something with, but inspiration has struck me yet.

Well, I guess I have a ton of research to do before I start next weekend.

Again, if I go forward with this, I'll take a ton of pictures and post on my website for you all.

If anyone has any more clever ideas, I'd love to hear them.

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