||My First Tiki Bar....
Joined: Mar 03, 2003
From: San Jose, CA
|Posted: 2009-04-19 5:13 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Sep 14, 2004
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2009-04-19 7:48 pm  Permalink|
The bar is awesome in itself, and the whole room is perfect. Great work!
Joined: Jun 10, 2004
From: Reseda, calif.
|Posted: 2009-04-19 7:56 pm  Permalink|
Looks beautiful, you did a fabulous job. The room is decorated very nicely also.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2009-04-19 7:58 pm  Permalink|
Way to go MonkeyDude. Gorgeous.
|little lost tiki|
Joined: Jun 12, 2006
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
|Posted: 2009-04-19 9:58 pm  Permalink|
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Jul 11, 2006
|Posted: 2009-04-19 10:03 pm  Permalink|
Derek that is one sweet bar... when's Happy Hour?
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2009-04-20 10:37 am  Permalink|
Big projects are lots of fun. Lots of depth and planning to the process.
Very kind comments. Thanks for looking.
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Jun 28, 2008
From: Menifee, CA
|Posted: 2009-04-20 10:53 am  Permalink|
The craftsmanship is amazing! I'd almost be afraid to set my drink on that!
Joined: Jun 20, 2005
|Posted: 2009-04-20 7:21 pm  Permalink|
We want to thank you again Derek for our NEW bar. You did an AWESOME job!!!
It was a learning process that's for sure and some super hard work. All worth it.
The bar is located in the kitchen in the perfect area - few steps and you are right outside the backyard for more entertaining.
The speakers are hidden very well on top of the shelf where all the tikis are. It's great to be sitting at the bar listening to music and do a little painting and just escape for a little while as you are having a drink.
Here are some pictures of the process before it got to where it is now.
things already taken down and getting it ready
5 layers of wall paper - the steamer worked wonders - its the only way to go.
then the primer went on and a little patch work here and there
and BAM the color of green on the walls
What a transformation is all I can say. We LOVE IT!!!!!
Somewhere on your journey don't forget to turn around and enjoy the view.
Joined: Nov 21, 2004
|Posted: 2009-04-20 8:23 pm  Permalink|
outstanding!! that bar top is awesome......diggin those large tiki masks with the lights behind it too!
|The Mayor Of Exotica|
Joined: Oct 09, 2005
|Posted: 2009-04-21 08:17 am  Permalink|
Congrats on this bar! What a transformation of that space! May it bring you relaxation and good times and good company.
Joined: May 07, 2009
|Posted: 2009-05-08 08:49 am  Permalink|
Many congrats on a job well done! I'm curious how big the bar is. I would like to try my hand at building one in my backyard tropical paradise myself but I don't know how long, wide, deep or tall a bar like that should be. Can you supply some of the finer details?