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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-11-29 05:19 am   Permalink

Okay, in one of the most ironic posts on TC, Im posting a signed Shag print in the tiki on a budget thread

I got this invite to a Shag exhibition at Outre gallery here in Oz. So a mate suggests I take that in and get it signed - cool idea! So i got it signed (and bought his book and got that signed too).




So I decided the best thing to do was frame it. So i bought a standard frame from a discount store, made up my own matting (from the stationary supplies store) and made this - a Shag print, personally signed by Shag, for like $15 all up


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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 639
From: New York
Posted: 2008-11-29 05:59 am   Permalink

Nice one Hewey, great job!

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So I decided the best thing to do was frame it. So i bought a standard frame from a discount store, made up my own matting (from the stationary supplies store) and made this - a Shag print, personally signed by Shag, for like $15 all up



Now that is classic "Tiki on a Budget"!


 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-11-29 6:33 pm   Permalink

Here's another, a mate brought me back some items from Trader Vic's So there's a postcard, serviette, business card and an information card. Throw in some black cardboard as a backing, arrange them so they look okay, more easy cheap tiki art

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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2604
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2008-12-18 01:52 am   Permalink

As I've said before I always like to see low cost solutions that don't look cheap.

A couple of great projects from Tiki Kupcake which she posted
HERE


Good use of one of those cheesy boat shelves:





And here's an excellent transformation of an ordinary shelf:





I really like Tiki Kupcake's use of the fabric covered panels which is a technique one could also use on a boring door or on a wall which you either can't or don't want to change permanently.



And speaking of the impermanent:






Tiki Cupcake said "I do not own my own home yet and can't do the full tiki bar like I want to...Until then, I have a little tiki corner in the house and work on projects for when I do finally have my home tiki bar."

The use of the net and the inexpensive hula skirt trim are two more nice ideas for situations where something permanent isn't an option. A securely mounted net would also gives more display options as just about anything can be hung in the net.

Another good point: If you can't create your dream Tiki environment right now then at least work on projects you'll be able to use in the future.



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Tiki Kupcake
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Joined: May 07, 2008
Posts: 362
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2008-12-18 08:34 am   Permalink

Thanks, woofmutt! I have a lot of fun transforming items I find on the cheap. All I did for those panels was cut cardboard to fit, cover it with tacky glue, wrap the fabric around the cardboard, and then glued the panels with more tacky glue to the book shelf. That was if I wanted to use the shelf or panels somewhere else I could easily rip them off with out ruining the fabric. I've had that shelf since I was two and it's gone through many transformations. I think it's finally found it's rightful purpose. I've done a bunch of these projects and will post more pictures soon.

 
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Tiki Kupcake
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Joined: May 07, 2008
Posts: 362
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2008-12-19 2:44 pm   Permalink

Here's another project I did real cheap and real quick. The bamboo frame was some kind of candle holder where the candles were just placed on the center tray part. I found it and the mask both at the GoodWill. Again, I covered cardboard with glue and then covered it with the leopard fabric. Glued the board into the bamboo tray making it look like a frame. Glued the mask on to the fabric.



 
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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 1836
From: An island in the bay
Posted: 2009-01-06 11:15 am   Permalink

Just a timely reminder ... rather than throwing out last year's Tiki Daze Calendar ... take it apart and frame your favorite monthly graphics for tiki art on the cheap! Or maybe cut out individual motifs from the pages, using an exacto knife, and decoupage them onto a bar top, table top, or serving tray.

 
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TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 636
From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2009-01-09 10:50 am   Permalink

this ceiling fixture cost me 2 dollars ( well 4 dollars I bought 2)
the local DOLLERAMA had these baskets and trays and they fit together ....just cut a whole in the bottom and pulled the bulb through WHALA! I used those curly floresent bulbs cause they dont heat like regular bulbs so there is no chance of the basket igniting !



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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3664
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2009-01-09 10:58 am   Permalink

Nice lamp. Its stupid cheap. Kinda looks like a tiki's tiki

 
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Gooberfreek
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 38
From: Manchester, England, UK
Posted: 2009-01-30 1:41 pm   Permalink

Hey guy's just a little note to say that I found a great website www.sailorjerry.com, click on the word MUSIC then scroll down to where it says SWAG & MORE and then that gives you access to an archive of Sailor Jerry free downloads!!! Great to print off and frame...there are a few hula girls available to download for free and other nautical/tattoo inspired designs...here's one I made earlier as they say on Blue Peter...lol



Isn't she lovely???

My work is done...now scatter...
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sasquatch
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Joined: Aug 29, 2007
Posts: 76
From: Newcastle, Australia
Posted: 2009-01-30 7:22 pm   Permalink

Hey Gooberfreek thanks for sharing that link... great idea.

 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 812
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2009-01-30 10:00 pm   Permalink

Very Cool Gooberfreek!!

 
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palapala
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Joined: Nov 15, 2006
Posts: 240
From: Hale'a'Kenmore, Wash
Posted: 2009-01-31 10:06 am   Permalink

Here's a way to cover those fugly recessed can lights, on the cheap...Big ass drink umbrellas!

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30989&forum=18&start=last&25
(scroll to the bottom of the thread )


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Gooberfreek
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 38
From: Manchester, England, UK
Posted: 2009-01-31 10:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-30 19:22, sasquatch wrote:
Hey Gooberfreek thanks for sharing that link... great idea.



My pleasure sasquatch, I think its a cool website, some great stuff on there...


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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-02-04 09:46 am   Permalink

hewey - I've noticed Shag exhibits in OZ surprisingly often - very nice. I'd really like to do that some day.
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