Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bamboo Floors 'N Stuff



Finally I'm posting a couple of pictures of the "blamboo" floors in our "Imperial Palace". Left- Elvis inspects floor of the bar area. Note B-B-Q built into fireplace. It's a bar you can cook at! Right- view from front entry looking into formal living room and down the hall.





Our house was decorated by a combination of influences from Elvis, Koreans (North and South), Austin Powers, Rip Taylor, Chubby Checker, Johnny Yune, Jonathan Winters, Batman, and Jackie Chan. Hope you approve! Now on to stuff...our son graduated from 8th grade on Friday and took off yesterday for NYC to see "Phantom of the Grand ole Oprah" on Broadway, Ground Zero, and stupid Wall Street. Later he and his school group go on to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Obamaville (DC), and Colonial Williamsburg. Hope my boy ain't too busy texting to see some of the sights....frickin teenagers! All is good out here. Hoping the best for all of you. Remember that Great Reader RUV's you all VERY LOOONG TIME!!!

11 comments:

leeann said...

That looks gooooood. When's the breaking-in party?

The_Kid said...

Beautiful work Gene. Vely Vely Nice.
Reminds me of my own hardwood floor job. Oooh my back..

Love the BBQ in the fireplace ! First time for that one !

Teresa said...

Wow - you did a great job! And who wouldn't love a bar where you can also cook. Works for me! Perfect.

Susan at Stony River said...

Beautiful! I love the BBQ fireplace idea!

JihadGene said...

leeann- done that!

Kid- thanks looong time!!!

Teresa & Susan- Wish I could take credit for the bar-b-que in the side of the fireplace but the original owner had it built that way back in 1957...
It's fun to cook up some Korean short ribs and eat at the bar!!!

pamibe said...

Love your home, Gene... and those floors are gorgeous! Truly worth the work!

JihadGene said...

Pam- Tanks you berry much!!!

Mrs. Who said...

Gorgeous palace, GR!

Jean said...

I am hugely impressed! Gorgeous.

joated said...

That is one eclectic group of decorators you list there, friend. Yet, somehow, it all seems to have come together. (Except for the Elvis Bathroom. I would be afraid to take a crap in there!)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Joated, didn't Elvis die in his bathroom?

Beautiful, Gene. Lovely home. You've come a long way from that banjo ditch and broken bicycle in Korea. I take it the lovely Kim has been your inspiration!

Hope your son has a wonderful trip down the East Coast. Williamsburg is great fun.

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