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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Been working on my office/guitar room

Being in sales, I get to experience the luxury of working out of my home. I don't "work from home" per se (I'm generally out visiting customers during the day), but I don't have an office that I go to.

So since I spend a lot of time in this room, I wanted to make it nice! So here's the "mods" that I did to the room.

- hung grasscloth wallpaper on three of the walls
- painted the fourth wall bright orange
- painted out the windows and window trim a dark brown color
- painted the rest of the trim off white
- pulled out the ugly grandma ceiling fan and installed a George Nelson saucer pendant light
- put down a vaguely Vai-esque area rug
- had the windows tinted
- hung some new Ikea roller blinds
- hung lots of guitars on the walls

My desk, where the magic happens. You can see my "amp" on the floor there. Yes, I play all these expensive guitars through that POD X3



The money shot. If I lose inspiration, I turn around and look at this.



My bookshelf. Lard Lad, Butters, Duncan Keith, a DC license plate that says RG 760...all the important stuff there.



Proper shot of the far end of the room. The neons are only there for the picture. Those don't see the light when they aren't being played.



Closeup of the floor guitars.


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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Closeup of the wall guitars. These are all hung using the Woodie's invisible guitar hangers.



Closeup of the wallpaper, if you're interested in seeing what that looks like.


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Well if you have to be in a room working.... that one looks like a good one to be in

Nice job on the room man!
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Looks great man! My "office" walls are that color, too, and I've gotta say it increases productivity!
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You had better behave or you might get sent to your room.
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Nice room.
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Guitars are awesome, but I love what you did with the walls.
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Very nice man. That's a great place to "have" to go to work.....

The ceilings make that room look HUGE!!!!

Thanks for the tip on the Woodie's hangers...... those look pretty damn useful.
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Interesting that you noticed the ceilings! Yeah, ceilings on the first floor of my house are just a bit over 8.5 feet and they're 8 feet downstairs. In hindsight, I kind of wish I had hung the guitars about 4' lower. It also made for a bit of a challenge with the wallpaper.

A typical double roll of wallpaper is 3 feet wide by 24 feet long. The distance from the ceiling to the top of the baseboards is about 8'2". So this means that you don't quite get three full panels out of a roll of paper, which is really wasteful. Luckily, we figured out after hanging the first piece that once wet with paste, the paper would stretch an inch or two vertically. So we were able to make everything work with no horizontal seams.
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Those woodies hangers are awesome, i have 2 guitars that are hung with them which look awesome, looks like they are floating
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Just Awesome! Looking at the photos I saw something that brought me back to about five years ago. I bought an old USA Ibanez that had been repainted with rubber paint. The paint started coming off and I saw something underneath. I started scraping it off and found it was a Pamelina identical to the one you have hanging on the top left. As I was removing the paint I started to see this chick it was pretty cool!
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Everything looks great!
I hope your playing the heck out of those JEMs!
Enjoy you man cave!
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That looks like an awesome room. Far tidier than my studio!
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What kind of guitar hangers are you using on your walls?

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Seriously, did you read this thread? There's like eight replies and the answer is in more than one of them LOL!

Someone pointed out that one of these pictures got posted on the Guitar Porn Facebook page. The replies are really funny. I swear more than half of them are about the ESP. Then there are a ton about the 540P and the Voyager.
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