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Author:  KittyR [ Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:33 pm ]
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Ok, here's about where we left off in the original thread:

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So here's a shot with some actual furniture in it.

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You can see the stairwell there on the right, nothing has been done there yet. And we still need to finish the trim on that wall and around the heat duct, and paint & install the register.



And here's a shot back the other way toward my office. You can see my daughter and a friend of hers hanging out in the new computer area.

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It's much more comfortable and roomy down here now, but I don't know what else to do in here. It needs decorating, and I'm pretty much at a loss for that. I can, however, build the custom entertainment center that will go where the media stuff is now.

But decorating? It needs southwestern artwork and curtains and doo-dads of some sort I guess.

Kitty

Author:  ConnieS [ Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:00 pm ]
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Hmm. Just some thoughts to take or leave. I like the furniture. It looks comfortable and inviting. I like the table and chairs back behind the sofa. In fact we use a bigger version of that table and chairs in our dining room. You've made yourself a nice, comfy place to ride out a tornado.

You KNOW I like the guitar sitting out. I keep a guitar out like that, too. A guitar on a stand gets picked up and practiced more.

Adobe houses are the standard, mesas and other southwestern landscape would add a nice bit of personality. If we could get Adrian to come do a photography tour of the southwest you'd be set. :D

I went southwestern once and one of my favorite focal points was a glass shelf with dried grass laying on it. On the grass was some bric-a-brac I've forgotten, but I remember really liking the dried, blonde look of the grass there. It went well with the dry southwestern theme.

I like the mountains, and I know you like them too. If I visited your house I might be tempted to take marker or chalk and create some shadowing...maybe lightly outline the mountains in a brick-brown or muted grey to give them definition, then shadow some crevasses going down the mountains. I could scan a sketch to show you what I'm thinking...it's not hard to do. Those red mountains sure do go great with that sofa.

The entertainment center will help. Maybe some dried seed pod beads strung on jute string to separate the sitting area from your computer room. Kind of give you a hippie/southwestern fusion thing.

It's looking good with the furniture. :thumbsup:

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:39 am ]
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Thanks for the update. I had been wondering how your basement had been coming along.

I agree with leaving a guitar out. As Connie said, it is much more likely to be played that way.

I was interested to see the tabla. Do you play it. We enjoyed them in India and used them in worship. I bought a book about playing them in Delhi but that is as far as it got with me. When we were working in Indonesia we also found a worship group using a tabla which was odd as it is Indian rather than Indonesian.

Love the decoration. You are braver than me.

Author:  KittyR [ Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:55 am ]
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Some good ideas, Connie. Not that we ever have tornadoes in the Rockies. 8)

The guitar is actually one I just picked up last week for my oldest daughter. It's a Jasmine. I got the guitar, hard case and guitar stand for $75. Craigslist rocks! I actually played two of the same brand of guitar that day, and the first one was trash. This second one played very nicely.

I think the tabla is actually a doogi, and we don't really play it; we play with it. :) We also have an ashiko and a doumbek, plus various other little percussion toys. (My girls both played hand percussion with me on worship teams back when I was a church worship leader.) As with the guitar, if it's out it gets played.

I think maybe I should go visit Tommy in west Texas and see what I can find in some shops down there. :mrgreen:

Author:  Tommy [ Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:36 am ]
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KittyR wrote:


I think maybe I should go visit Tommy in west Texas and see what I can find in some shops down there. :mrgreen:


Come on down, and I will treat you to some BlueBell ice cream.

Author:  Tommy [ Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Basement Update

KittyR wrote:

But decorating? It needs southwestern artwork and curtains and doo-dads of some sort I guess.

Kitty


I don't see any whistles? That was a good idea to leave out the lava lamp. :lol:

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:36 pm ]
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KittyR wrote:
We also have an ashiko and a doumbek....


Doumbek is a fine, fine drum. 8) Played well it makes your heart race and your feet itch to do the grapevine. :D

Author:  TheSpoonMan [ Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:56 pm ]
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I don't know much about decorating... so I can't give any suggestions... but it's looking awesome so far :D

Author:  Kathy [ Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:06 pm ]
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It looks great Kitty! You guys did a great job. Wish I was that creative. All my walls are a creamy white. :roll: Except for the kitchen and it has wall paper, oh yeah, the bathrooms are also papered.

Kathy :)

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:47 am ]
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ConnieS wrote:
KittyR wrote:
We also have an ashiko and a doumbek....


Doumbek is a fine, fine drum. 8) Played well it makes your heart race and your feet itch to do the grapevine. :D


Doumbek is the main drum in this part of the world.

What is a doogi? How does it differ from a tabla and where is it from?

Author:  KittyR [ Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:20 am ]
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A tabla set is the two drums you typically see played together in India; the bigger one is called a doogie. I can't remember at the moment what the smaller one is called... that one may just be called the tabla.

Of course, there are different names for the same things all over the world. The "Babel Effect," you know. :mrgreen:

Author:  KittyR [ Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Basement Update

Tommy wrote:
I don't see any whistles? That was a good idea to leave out the lava lamp. :lol:


The whistles are in my office.

ALL the lava lamps are in my 12-year-old's bedroom. :laughing:

Author:  Walden [ Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:28 am ]
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One of those shields from the Oklahoma flag would look good on that wall.

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:49 am ]
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I got to the bottom of the tabla / doogi question. The pair of drums is called the tabla. The large one is called a doogi. When I was in India I had only heard the name tabla used, hence the confusion. Fantastic drum. Is yours ceramic Kitty?

Author:  KittyR [ Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:15 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
Is yours ceramic Kitty?

Yep, got it at an import shop in Old Colorado City.


Did you see my message above?
KittyR wrote:
A tabla set is the two drums you typically see played together in India; the bigger one is called a doogie.

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:30 pm ]
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KittyR wrote:
Did you see my message above?
KittyR wrote:
A tabla set is the two drums you typically see played together in India; the bigger one is called a doogie.


Ooops! :oops:

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