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Here are pictures of our Tiki bar on the cheap!
Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2007-07-02 10:43 am   Permalink

white walls are the kiss of death to any tiki bar as well as embarassing to guests...lets get some earth tones slapped up a.s.a.p. or a quick visit to your local salvation army should yield a multitude of bamboo slat roll down curtains which you can use to cover large areas of wall (after you remove the cord and mechanism). Both avenues are cheap fixes and the results are well worth the small effort.....

 
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tikidreams
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Joined: Apr 27, 2006
Posts: 119
From: Sweden
Posted: 2007-07-02 12:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-02 04:03, insanetikiers wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-07-01 20:58, tikidreams wrote:
EXCELLENT choice in music and a really nice bar.



Too funny...Did you think "From down South,
talk real slow like" was referring to a song (I googled it;
and it does,LOL)?...Actually that was just my witty
sarcasm.
Here in America...soon we won't even be able to smoke in
our own cars or homes.Though that's a soap box I won't
even bother to step apon.Just say..My bar is a smoking establishment;even if the rest of our house isn't.



For those who ask...we live in the Tikiless zone of
Viriginia,United States.




you´ve lost me, I was refering to the record albums in your bar.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3530
From: HELL
Posted: 2007-07-02 3:06 pm   Permalink


Here in America...soon we won't even be able to smoke in
our own cars or homes.

[/quote]


and where do they expect the homeless people to smoke when the whole city is their home!!! ????


 
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insanetikiers
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Joined: May 20, 2007
Posts: 79
From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2007-07-02 5:15 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-02 10:43, Tipsy McStagger wrote:
white walls are the kiss of death to any tiki bar as well as embarassing to guests...lets get some earth tones slapped up a.s.a.p. or a quick visit to your local salvation army should yield a multitude of bamboo slat roll down curtains which you can use to cover large areas of wall (after you remove the cord and mechanism). Both avenues are cheap fixes and the results are well worth the small effort.....


Walls not white;green(Topiary Tint~in eggshell).Thought it went
well with purple on ceiling,although it does come across very pale in pictures.


 
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insanetikiers
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Joined: May 20, 2007
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From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2007-07-02 5:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-02 12:45, tikidreams wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-07-02 04:03, insanetikiers wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-07-01 20:58, tikidreams wrote:
EXCELLENT choice in music and a really nice bar.



Too funny...Did you think "From down South,
talk real slow like" was referring to a song (I googled it;
and it does,LOL)?...Actually that was just my witty
sarcasm.
Here in America...soon we won't even be able to smoke in
our own cars or homes.Though that's a soap box I won't
even bother to step apon.Just say..My bar is a smoking establishment;even if the rest of our house isn't.



For those who ask...we live in the Tikiless zone of
Viriginia,United States.




you´ve lost me, I was refering to the record albums in your bar.


Totally forgot those were there.I should have figured your being from Sweden you'd have exellent taste in music also.


 
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insanetikiers
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From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2007-07-02 5:21 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-02 15:06, Tipsy McStagger wrote:

Here in America...soon we won't even be able to smoke in
our own cars or homes.





and where do they expect the homeless people to smoke when the whole city is their home!!! ????
[/quote]
I don't know ..I just wish they'd quit mooching cigarettes off
me!..


 
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Lisa D.
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Joined: Jul 03, 2007
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From: East Coast of FL
Posted: 2007-07-04 06:30 am   Permalink

That is really neat you did a fantastic job! I love frugal decorating especially when it turns out so well done. I am trying to do something similar but it has to go in an atrium outdoors.

 
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insanetikiers
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From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2007-07-04 08:44 am   Permalink

Well I'm sure you're alot better with real plants than I am.All mine are the fake variety.I even manage to kill cacti;if you can believe that.Keep me posted on how things go.I'd love to see what you manage to come up with.
Does your atrium consist of lots of windows?...I know Lowe's has that stuff you apply to windows looks like bamboo...I haven't seen anyone utilize that yet;just an idea here..something 1/3 up so as no to block your light may be interesting.
I know my basement consists of concrete walls;so all my art,and etc. has to be nailed and hung from either this tiny
piece of shoe mold or the ceiling.It tends to be very limiting.
Thanks for writing and good luck.


 
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Lisa D.
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From: East Coast of FL
Posted: 2007-07-04 11:06 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-04 08:44, insanetikiers wrote:
Well I'm sure you're alot better with real plants than I am.All mine are the fake variety.I even manage to kill cacti;if you can believe that.Keep me posted on how things go.I'd love to see what you manage to come up with.
Does your atrium consist of lots of windows?...I know Lowe's has that stuff you apply to windows looks like bamboo...I haven't seen anyone utilize that yet;just an idea here..something 1/3 up so as no to block your light may be interesting.
I know my basement consists of concrete walls;so all my art,and etc. has to be nailed and hung from either this tiny
piece of shoe mold or the ceiling.It tends to be very limiting.
Thanks for writing and good luck.



Thank you. Actually I don't have a green thumb but I am proud to say that a year after I visited Hawaii I have some how managed to grow 4 different plumerias thanks to the folks at our island hotels for their tips and yes this summer after 7 years of trying and failing optunia (cactus for my chelonians).

The atrium is like this and sorry if I confuse it is very hard to explain... first you walk in our front door heading east and right away we have a ranch style FL house so the first thing you see ahead of you as the door opens is 3 ceiling to floor windows the kind you cannot open. On the wall directly opposite of that is an 9 foot high privacy out swinging gate and two wood walls of T-1-11 wood on each side of that gate. The top is a half V invert made of wood that has screening over it. Now on the north and south side walls are full wall sliding glass doors. They are about 9-10 feet in length on the south end is those sliders overlooking the atrium from the kitchen and from the north side it is overlooking the atrium from one of our spare bedrooms. The entire atrium is about 10 by 10 box squared all around surrounded by everything I have described. Being at the house central enter it is the "focal" point. I used to maintain it well when I added the pond back in '01 but let it slide and it needs a mad face lift. The pond was built when the house was and taken down. I rebuilt it when I bought the house and put a concrete wall with rebars to bind it around it to build it up higher and make it a lot deeper. I keep koi and CAE in there, but I want to convert that to another turtle pond and keep some of mine out there. Anyway the plan is to remove the small concrete patio addition I added that has a small cast iron table and two chairs on the left side and a small garden of trpical plants plumeria, coconut, banana palm and other things on the right side. Then completely deck out the bottom remove all substrates and landscape pavers and stones and use dock lumber above thick and heavy plastic sheeting. So the whole 10 by 10 outside the kidney shaped concrete pond would be a wood deck..does that make sense? I think this may be hard trying to deck that out but we will see. I am replacing the out swing fence and the T-1-11 woods too and repaiting them they have warped from the hurricanes and rains over the years. So on the deck I want to put in a small DIY tiki bar to overlook the pond with maybe 4 bar stools. I could get a thatched umbrella and put some of my thinner wood tikis out there to keep it more or less also covered and unique but not overcrowded. I have water hose in there and several power outlets also so the idea may work to be creative. I think that would spruce that area up and flow with the rest of the tropical decor and make that focal point a lot more attractive.

Could you link me to the bamboo you are talking about at Lowes please? I haven't seen that here? If we go the deck and remodel with a DIY tiki bar I really don't want to use window coverings such as panels or wood blinds on the sliders or hall windows to block the view, however it gets so hot down here we have a power bill that runs higher than the price of a luxury car payment...monthly so I could use something like that to showcase the area and allow enough but not too much light in. We recently have spent 7 months remodeling ceiling to floor the entire house by ourselves no less so by now we're on a shoestring budget for decorating or those last little things we want to do so I am open to all ideas. I really like your concept, creativity and design. We'e gone with the Hawaiian theme throughout the house in terms of decorating between my tiki, fishing and turtle hobbies and our love of Hawaii and the culture there. I have some my smaller tikis on the fireplace mantle (yes being in Florida the joke of having one of those doesn't escape me !) and some large ones in and outside in the landscapes.

Oh I apologize for typing so much in your thread but I was looking for something just like you made and found it so I couldn't help but comment. Really nice job! Thank you for your help and encouragement.


 
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insanetikiers
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Joined: May 20, 2007
Posts: 79
From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2007-07-04 12:24 pm   Permalink

Here's some links I've fond for you.
This company does mention heat/ac cost effiencency but wants to install?..
www.cmspecialtyfilms.com
This one doesn't directly mention heat/ac cost effiencency..
www.decorativefilm.com
Okay bamboo look~comes from home depot(decorative window films)
Internet/Catalog#100394223; http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100394223&N=10000003+90401+501987&marketID=401&locStoreNum=8125
But they do actually have some there for your purpose just not decorative..http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100026824&N=10000003+90401+501987&marketID=401&locStoreNum=8125
Hope this helps.






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insanetikiers
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Posts: 79
From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2007-07-29 05:47 am   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: insanetikiers 2008-11-20 06:32 ]


 
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insanetikiers
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Posted: 2007-07-29 05:51 am   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: insanetikiers 2008-11-20 06:33 ]


 
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Tornhalo
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Joined: Aug 17, 2006
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From: Star city, VA.
Posted: 2007-07-29 08:27 am   Permalink

Neesd more cowbell!

And more me on the couch.

[ This Message was edited by: Tornhalo 2007-07-29 08:28 ]


 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2007-07-29 10:09 am   Permalink

Insanetikiers, maybe you could throw a tiki or Hawaiian designed fabric on the couch, I think it will bring everything together nicely. Your place looks great.

 
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insanetikiers
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Joined: May 20, 2007
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From: Virginia,U.S.
Posted: 2007-07-29 1:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-29 08:27, Tornhalo wrote:
Neesd more cowbell!

And more me on the couch.

[ This Message was edited by: Tornhalo 2007-07-29 08:28 ]



Damn;what you gonna move in next "Thorn-Halo"?...LOL.


 
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