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How to destroy beautiful and valuable funitre
Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
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From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2007-12-13 3:09 pm   Permalink

I saw this set at the local thrift store for $100 the other day, blue enamel paint and what can only be descrbed as vomit-print covers, the guy told me that it was delivered by the original owner that bought it in the fifties and had "done-her-up" a couple of years back... ouch!


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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2007-12-13 3:48 pm   Permalink

I think I'm going to be sick.

But that could be stripped down and restained.

[ This Message was edited by: Unkle John 2007-12-13 15:49 ]


 
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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2272
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2007-12-13 3:51 pm   Permalink

Go ahead and throw up on those pillows, Unkle John; no one will notice.....

 
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catmomma
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Joined: Mar 14, 2007
Posts: 267
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-12-13 4:39 pm   Permalink

wow that is a 80's nightmare

 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 837
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2007-12-13 5:39 pm   Permalink

They would go nicely in a "tiki" den surrounded by a few painted "clown" revisionist tikis and mugs from Party City.

 
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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2007-12-13 6:19 pm   Permalink

Did you buy the set, anyway?

 
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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
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From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2007-12-13 6:33 pm   Permalink

no i left it behind, the cane tends to soak up the oil based paints and i sure as hell couldn't live with it like that... i did stop and look back at it though..then walked to the car.. sobbing..

 
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BonefishBob
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Joined: Sep 05, 2007
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From: My Tiki Bar in Brookhaven GA !
Posted: 2007-12-14 8:45 pm   Permalink

Wow, I have a six piece set of the same vintage rattan. Fortunately the only refurb was a recovering of the cushions sometime in the early 60ties with a cool reddish, orange Naugahyde vinyl. I know it sounds weird but it works. What is interesting is that the back of these pieces have a very nice cane weave. Really sets them off on the lanai. Pity these were put to such a shameful non period redo. Afraid it would take more work than it would be worth to strip them. Reminds me of way too many other refinishing jobs I've seen were the priceless patina was striped and then poly coated over to give it a new look.

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-12-17 4:26 pm   Permalink

I've heard there are places that do a "dip" for a fee. It's some kind of chemical that strips paint off of wood or rattan, I need to look into it as i have a beautiful machine age/deco rattan desk, chair and round table that someone painted poo brown in the 70's. There's always the labor intensive citrusstrip method
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2007-12-17 5:02 pm   Permalink

that set is PAUL FRANKL, if there is a way to save it you must try.

 
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Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-12-17 5:47 pm   Permalink

Yeah I have a nice set of Paul Frankl, needs upholstery though. I'm sure the set at top of thread is long gone by now.
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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
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From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2007-12-17 6:31 pm   Permalink

I also got a set about a year ago with 2 two seaters and 2 single seats for $200.. so i really dont have room for another set though i would have bought em if they were not..errr..defaced.....
heres my other ones:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=23139&forum=5
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7463
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-12-17 6:55 pm   Permalink

" The more Bands of Rattan"............$$$$$$! 6 is muey bueno!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-01-05 07:38 am   Permalink

repaint it? Okay, not as cool as normal bamboo, but paint the cane in a bamboo/beige colour, and retrim it in Hawaiian print, it would still be cool, and cheap
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Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2008-01-05 1:20 pm   Permalink

That's a good solution, Hewey! Now, what the shipping to California?


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