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Being I keep adding more and more projects to my list of things to make for my pirate's bar this year, I have come to a point where I need to say "What do I need to make and what can I save time by buying?" So, I've scoured eBay for some such items. Gotta love eBay!

Treasure Chest
I picked up a pretty awesome treasure chest. I had scoped out an unfinished chest from Michael's, and the size I wanted it in was $50... UNFINISHED! Yikes. I quick scan of eBay yielded me this for $36. It's real wood, and I think I'll hang on to it as a furniture piece after Halloween.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y32/Zombie-F/Pirate%20Stuff/chest.png

Jolly Roger Flag
I also snagged a Jolly Roger flag... well, a version with some liberties taken on the design, but a Jolly Roger nonetheless. Every pirate bar needs one, right?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y32/Zombie-F/Pirate%20Stuff/flag.png

Fishing Net
I know it's not exactly a "Pirate item," but what nautically-themed room is complete without fishing net? This is just something I'll likely drape over some of the crates I'm putting in the bar, but I feel it's all the small details that make all the difference. The net even came with four small starfish and some small floats.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y32/Zombie-F/Pirate%20Stuff/netting.png

The last eBay item I'm looking for is some Buoys. I want some old, beat up, antique buoys. There was an auction I had bid on for four of them from some place in Maine, but I dropped the ball at the end of the auction and lost them to somebody else. There's a few up there right now, but they just don't have the "look" I want. Maybe I'll bid on them anyways and just re-paint them if I have the time.

Anyone else scouring eBay for neat Pirate swag? Does anyone have any ideas for items I may have forgotten about?
 

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An old boat?
 

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How about a couple of half wine barrels attached to a wooden wall back of the bar with some taps or valves on them!!! It would Kinda look like old kegs sticking out of the wall. Might be able to even hook up a pump... or better yet a real keg LOL.
 

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Jugs of RUM
Already got that covered. I have some old growlers of beer that I'm going to remove the labels from. Actually, I've saved all manners of bottles that I'll be removing labels from to help fill out the place with stuff. :D

Tankards and a parrot. Now, where can I get a good parrot from?
 

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hammock? wooden crates, baskets, lanterns
Got the crates and lanterns covered... hammock is a fantastic idea! Maybe I can string one between the "Pirates lair" and the trash shed that's about 8 feet away from it. :D
 

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Those buoys would be a super easy to make project out of some foam and a dowel.
Yeah, but I'm at that point where if I take on any more projects (in addition to working 10+ hours a day) I won't finish half of it. Hence, the need to buy some stuff. :p
 

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Crows nest. and don't forget a mop and bucket for swabbing the deck
You fiend! Now you've given me another project I want to build! :p I think I have an old wicker basket that I could use for the crow's nest, I'd just have to mount it on a pole somehow and just put a Mr. Thrifty inside it! That's a nice, easy rainy-day kind of project. :p
 
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