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The Naughty Coconut - Cyndigo's newbie tiki bar
cyndigo
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From: Bangkok & Boulder
Posted: 2013-02-18 8:42 pm   Permalink

Ooooh please help me pick a mural for the back wall! (Or shoot down my dreams like a mad dog. Whatever is necessary.)

Murals are here:
http://www.squidoo.com/-beach-wall-murals

The are behind my bar is a little over 7' high and about the same width although of course not all of that is visible through the arch, etc. Do you think a mural would work? I spent many happy hours in a hammock on a deserted beach in Asia, and would love to have a bit of that for the view. But not if it will look horrible in real life (have never had a mural).

Thoughts?

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forgotten tikiman
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From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-02-18 10:21 pm   Permalink

Here is the mural behind my Tiki bar outside.


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forgotten tikiman
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Posted: 2013-02-18 10:24 pm   Permalink

The link you posted does not show what you were looking at.

 
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cyndigo
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Posted: 2013-02-18 10:33 pm   Permalink

Sorry forgotten, I think it's fixed now...

 
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Q-tiki
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Posted: 2013-02-19 08:26 am   Permalink

Hi Cyndigo,

In regards to the mural, I think it will depend on how you paint the walls around it and also how you light it. If it doesn't have good light on the bulk of the image, it could get lost back in the hole. Especially after you get a lot of your art and bar items in place. Of course, having said that, you also don't want it to outshine the rest of the space either. Some type of dimmable light source would be the answer, I think.

As far as image choice goes, you really need to follow your gut on that one. Choose what pleases you the most!

Good luck and keep posting.

Aloha and Cheers!


 
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forgotten tikiman
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Posted: 2013-02-19 8:53 pm   Permalink

I agree with Q-Tiki. Follow your gut. Those are all nice murals. But chose on that speaks to you and really fits your space of what your trying to accomplish. Keep up the progress.

 
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cyndigo
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Posted: 2013-02-23 11:40 am   Permalink

This tiki thing has a way of expanding, n'est-ce pas? I was looking at stuff and finally decided that the whole side of the room was going to look weird if I didn't rearrange, so I moved the piano from a bedroom into the corner to replace the roll-top desk, and I pulled out a bunch of shields and stuff from Irian Jaya. Here are 3 pics, there are more in the flickr set:









http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyndigo/sets/72157632788254085/with/8501475590/

I will move the red wall hanging and the statue under it, but I could really use some advice on how to arrange things so it's cohesive. More pics later ... suggestions please! I really want it to look unified and not too junky.

Also: Moving a piano is HARD.


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cyndigo
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Posted: 2013-02-23 11:41 am   Permalink

Also I know lighting will be a big thing ... those overhead fluorescent fixtures are lined with rice paper, which softens it some, but I almost never have them on and they will not be part of the overall tiki milieu. :-)
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cyndigo
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Posted: 2013-02-23 11:59 am   Permalink

Oh and sorry, one more thing... I have an ancient Vietnamese altar that's about 5' wide and 4' high that also will have to be in that part of the room somewhere ... no pics as it's being restored a bit right now. Someone had brought it back and then stuck it in their garden !?! and was throwing it away on Craigslist. I'll use it for linen and glassware storage. It's black and that dark lacquer red, pretty ornate, and there's no room for it anywhere else. I will shut up now, I promise!
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-02-23 2:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-23 11:59, cyndigo wrote:
Oh and sorry, one more thing... I have an ancient Vietnamese altar that's about 5' wide and 4' high that also will have to be in that part of the room somewhere ... no pics as it's being restored a bit right now. Someone had brought it back and then stuck it in their garden !?! and was throwing it away on Craigslist. I'll use it for linen and glassware storage. It's black and that dark lacquer red, pretty ornate, and there's no room for it anywhere else. I will shut up now, I promise!




You have some great pieces there. I collect carved african masks...wish I had a place to put them!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-02-23 3:11 pm   Permalink

Tiki fever cure: there isn't one...

Looks cool
Go go go
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cyndigo
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Posted: 2013-02-26 7:21 pm   Permalink

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Naughty Coconut is open and ready for guests!








The bamboo cabinet behind the bar was $25 at the thrift store!

I still need to do the palapa, and hang the other shields. How would you arrange them? And wire the speakers, improve the lighting, and paint the accent wall. But all in all, this has been a super fun week and it came together so easily!

Oh, and I don't have any tiki mugs, so I guess that will be an ongoing project. But my Trader Vic's Grog Mix did arrive, so now it's time to make a drink. Thanks so much for all the help and inspiration!


 
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Posted: 2013-02-26 8:59 pm   Permalink

Don't forget the all important Tikis
can't have a "Tiki Bar" without them....


 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-02-27 03:39 am   Permalink

I tell you what, you've got a hell of a start with all of these artifacts.

Getting these types of things nowdays can range into the thousands for what I see in just those last few photos. As you get more and more committed, you'll have a really great base to start for decorating. Part of the magic/wonder for me is going to older bars and seeing actual native pieces that when they were acquired, were thought of as cheap souvenirs, even if they were actual tribal pieces, and not made for the tourist trade. Nowadays shields, boards, masks command a high price as art, artifacts, historical pieces, and rightfully so. The popularization of primitive art coincides with the rise of Poly Pop, and has deep roots in "tiki."

And from your verbiage of "picked up," I assume that means you got them yourself, which just adds to the wonderful space that you're begging to create.


 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-02-27 07:37 am   Permalink

Seeing your Siamese cat with the primitive art reminds me of Pyewacket in Bell, Book and Candle.





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