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« on: August 08, 2008 10:58:18 PM »

I have a fascination with all things retro and I LOVE old diners.  So, after years of talking about it, I finally made my dining room into an old diner! 

First an apology!  The layouts of the rooms make it hard to photograph so sorry - there are lots of photos!!!

I have a dining room with a sun room/atrium attached.  The view is from the left of the sun room and clockwise through the dining room.  I wanted the sun room to be the parking lot and the dining room to be, well, the diner! 

An old coke machine will soon replace the ugly computer cabinet.  I bought an old coke machine (1950s) that didnt work and am having the back cut out and shelves installed to house my computer - I wanted to do it myself but unfortunately welding is beyond my ability  Embarrassed.

I was so excited and happy with the results I couldnt wait to show you my dining room so the coke machine/computer cabinet will have to be another post!!!
This has been years in the making so comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated!!!!!
Thanks for looking!!!!


























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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008 11:27:31 PM »

This is darned incredible.  I'm almost speechless.  A fantastic room.  My Dad used to have a car just like the yellow one but in black.  Wow!!! What a blast from the past!!! (Is that a "bed" in there?) gosh, that red bar stool.  I can't wait for the next post with the coke machine.  Wish we lived closer, I'd love to eat here!!!(upon invitation of course.lol)
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008 11:29:43 PM »

Such amazing depth to the walls! This is AMAZING! I've always loved diners. This is so original and fun! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!! Hitting this rocks.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008 11:37:10 PM »

wow that is amazing!  thanks for sharing it Wink  I embroidered a carhop girl from a very similar image and I love the view from the diner into the parking lot...your painting is just beyond awesome Smiley  It extends the perspective in the room so believably that I'm still not sure if the booth is real!
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008 11:49:50 PM »

Oh my gosh - that is INCREDIBLE!!!!!  I can't believe you did all that!  Wow - an amazing job and you should definitely be proud of yourself!   Is the white counter in the dining room functional?  I couldn't tell if it was maybe your kitchen..

I can't wait to see more!
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008 12:21:48 AM »

This is so cool! my mom used to be a car hop and your walls look just the way she described it back in the day.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008 01:06:53 AM »

Umm....I'm moving in?!  Ha! Your dining room is incredible!  You are a very talented lady! 
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008 01:08:26 AM »

Holy Cow!! That is so fantastic!!  Oh my gosh, there are not words to say how amazing it really is.

You did a great job.
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008 02:49:35 AM »

AfrigginMAZING !!!! Super Duper Job!!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008 03:52:20 AM »

That is jaw-dropping! I can't believe the detail you have achieved O_O. You shoul dbe so proud and I am so lusting after that jukebox Cheesy
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