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Tiki-On-A-Budget
LavaLounger
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Joined: Dec 27, 2005
Posts: 81
From: The Great Plains of Kansas
Posted: 2007-04-28 11:39 am   Permalink




In the darkest hour of my tiki lunacy, I bought a cheap wall phone at WallyWorld and disassembled it, painted it with Krylon (Plastic paint), then did some detailed tiki painting with regular craft paints, re-assembled and TA DAH, a tiki phone in the bar. The jack was already there, so had to do something with it!

So my artwork is lousy compared to some of the super talent on this site, but the phone works, and it's dimly lit in my bar so you can't really tell it's 3rd grade art skills. BAH HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

LavaLounger,
Making a toll call


 
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snackbar
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Joined: Jul 09, 2006
Posts: 115
From: Grand Fenwick
Posted: 2007-04-28 12:33 pm   Permalink

Not quite finished but:

€4,95 Photo box from Ikea
€7,00 Hawaiian Fertility God
€3,90 flaming light bulbs
€0,00 leftover leopard skin
€0,00 leftover bamboo
€0,00 leftover wood scraps
€0,00 old plastic plant that I would have trashed anyway
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€15,85

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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 806
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2007-04-28 2:17 pm   Permalink

After months lying dormant, this thread has picked up this week.

Nice stuff all around!


 
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Eleio the fleet
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Joined: Mar 11, 2006
Posts: 170
From: The mountain jungles of Denver CO
Posted: 2007-06-01 01:42 am   Permalink

I've been out of circulation for a while and was pleasantly surprised to see so many contributions since last I visited.

Amazing how much tiki ingenuity is out there.


-Eleio


 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-06-01 01:57 am   Permalink

Great looking at the last 2 pieces. I'd recommend hitting the phone with a few light coats of gloss if you didn't already. Sweet light box too!
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kctiki
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Joined: Apr 22, 2003
Posts: 439
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2007-06-01 06:10 am   Permalink

LavaLounger, cool idea for the phone. You could take it a step further & replace the white cord with a green cord & attach a few tropical looking leaves to the "vine".

 
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mzoltarp
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Joined: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 163
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2007-06-01 07:05 am   Permalink

Big Lots has great sea grass mats (roughly 2 1/2 feet x 6 feet) for $1.00. They are great for covering walls, fences, plastic tool sheds, etc.

 
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frostiki
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
Posts: 434
From: Mobile, AL
Posted: 2007-06-01 07:52 am   Permalink

I think I may have to go spend $20 at big lots to decorate the ceiling at Halι Frostiki.
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velveteenlounge
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Joined: Feb 13, 2004
Posts: 324
From: Velveteen Lounge, NY
Posted: 2007-06-01 07:57 am   Permalink

Ooh, I hope our Big Lots has the mats!

I'm also really glad to see this thread revived. I'm in the midst of making a papier mache "rock wall" to go behind our tiki room's water feature and am planning to hit a colored plastic tiki with Krylon Fusion paint very soon.


 
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velveteenlounge
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Joined: Feb 13, 2004
Posts: 324
From: Velveteen Lounge, NY
Posted: 2007-06-01 08:00 am   Permalink

BTW, I love the phone and shadow box! I have zero drawing skill, but I'm sorely tempted to try that phone...


 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1563
From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-06-03 4:43 pm   Permalink

Nothing says "budget" like shopping at that New England icon, Building 19 (sorry everybody from far-away).


They've got these bamboo doorway divider thingies for THREE BUCKS! (36"x72") Get 'em while they last.


 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 806
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2007-06-03 8:37 pm   Permalink

Woo Hoo! I'll be there tomorrow!!!!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-06-04 12:38 am   Permalink

I found these bamboo coasters in a thrift store - 50c each They only had 2, would have bought more if they had more.

Top


Bottom


5 minutes and a bit of tape later, and I have a perfect frame for my Finkdaddy Pendant (L) and my Alientiki pendant (r). The best part is that I can easily take off either pendant and wear it, and put it back quite easy. The bamboo ends are thick enough that they will self stand upright, but the eventual plan is to hang them, but in a rental so no hanging new hooks


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insanetikiers
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Joined: May 20, 2007
Posts: 79
From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2007-06-05 03:59 am   Permalink

Now that's awesome!

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-06-06 3:02 pm   Permalink

Nice "frame job" Hewey! I've done something similar with those bamboo pieces. Oh and sweet bike!
ST
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