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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2012-06-18 9:16 pm   Permalink

This is cool. Love that window mural idea. Reminds me of Trader Sams at Disneyland. Great Work.
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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2012-07-31 01:06 am   Permalink

Thanks forgotten tikiman!

Tikification is continuing, with further inroads being made into the kitchen

The "before" photos:





Good riddance to those bland, unadorned walls:





In addition to hanging up a PNG gope board, I needed to remove the curtains to do the fiddly bits:





And the old white plastic lampshade over the sink had to go. Fortunately I found this on a recent expedition to Wellington:



In addition to which I finally found some flax matting for doing the ceiling:



In the not-too-distant future, I will no longer have to look at my horrible white ceilings...









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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2012-11-08 02:12 am   Permalink

Sorry for the delay, but I have been absent due to ill health. The good news is that the roof of the kitchen is nearly done and I will have a bunch of photos to show you fairly soon.
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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2012-11-22 10:39 pm   Permalink

Here are the photos showing the closing stages of the kitchen tikification.

Vaguely PNG-style panels for the big ugly white beam above the kitchen sink:



I have no routing skills, but I can paint, so these are acrylic patterns painted on plywood, tacked onto the beam:





The kitchen's white ceiling was also banished:







And I have also painted up some boards to cover up the joins between the various flax mats:





I'm currently waiting for a second pair of hands to drop by so these can be nailed up.






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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2013-05-31 02:46 am   Permalink

Here are the latest stages in the home tikification process...

I eventually got those panels up on the ceiling:





A little bit of Californian and Québécois tiki iconography for the hallway:



I found those on a recent trip to Auckland, on the same day as I found these:



Two West Papuan shields. The one on the left is 5 ft, 9 inches tall, while the other one is 4 ft, 9 inches tall.

Close-ups of the heads:





I scratched my head for a few days wondering where to put them. As they are shields, they both have handles on the back, so they can't be flush-mounted on a wall. So they would have to be hung. Then I had an idea:











A vast improvement!









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komohana
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Posted: 2013-05-31 06:22 am   Permalink

those are spectacular!! way cool idea to create a balustrade,
room divider AND awesome display in one felled swoop.



 
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2013-05-31 08:19 am   Permalink

Great to see you back and working on your home. Love what you did with the shields, very creative idea.


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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2013-06-02 7:10 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the positive feedback - and it only took one sheet of fabric, 3 nails, 3 drawing pins, two bits of string and two bits of fishing wire.
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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2018-05-08 9:38 pm   Permalink

I reconditioned an old broken lamp recently and turned it into a tapa lamp.

The old lamp had a plastic shade that had turned all brittle with age...




The first step was to break off half of the flaky, crumbly plastic so I could dismantle the lamp holder and the 2 screwed retaining strips.



The replacement shade was a sheet of 1 mm perspex. This is what was used in two tapa lampshades I had purchased from a furniture store some years ago. It serves as the internal backing for the tapa.



I carefully preserved one half of the old lamp shade so that I could use it as a template for marking the screw holes in the perspex - no rulers required!



A test run to see that I had the holes positioned correctly. it is best to do this before gluing the tapa onto the perspex.




I don't own a professional flat press, but the Oxford English Dictionary did the job of keeping the tapa and the perspex flat while the glue dried out. Ordinary PVA (woodworker's) glue will do the job - it dries transparent and it does not eat into the perspex.



The finished lamp (side 1).



The finished lamp (side 2).




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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2018-05-10 4:42 pm   Permalink

Great restoration work. Thanks for showing how you did it.


 
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HopeChest
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Posted: 2018-05-10 5:02 pm   Permalink

That is really, really cool. Love it.

 
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2018-05-11 06:33 am   Permalink

Really liking what you did with that lamp. Great job.

 
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