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raito
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Posted: 2014-01-28 6:35 pm   Permalink

Hi all. Not quite my first post, but my first thread.

My son Leo is getting big enough that he's going to need something other than a crib. Especially since a friend of mine and his wife are expecting, and we'll be giving them his crib. What to do, what to do? Why, tiki/beach it up, of course!

Here's how his room currently looks:
This is the side of the room with the crib that's going away.

Going counterclockwise, this room has on the right the door, and the closet door on the left. My wife got some mural stencils, and we painted them when he was born.

Still CCW, this is the window. Pretty boring.

Last wall. The decorations are photos and stuff we got on out Hawaiian honeymoon.
It also has his changing table, which is an Ikea dresser. That'll be moving to the crib wall, and the bed will go there.


The new bed is an Ikea Kura. I'm not going to picture it here because you'll be seeing more of it. The key feature is that it can be a low bed, or you can turn it over and make it into a loft bed. Leo's sister has one. For some reason, they only make them in white now. Hers is blue. You can also buy a bit of a canopy for them. Hers is blue with white dots (stars). His is green.

So some modification is in order.

Firstly, I had a couple pieces of hardboard left over from some picture frame modifications I did. So I cut out 4 surfboard shapes. I'm in the process of painting them. They'll get carpet taped to the inside headboard of the bed. That has some crossbars, and I sized these to fit between them. Leo picked out the base colors, and I've been striping them as I have time.


More to come...


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-01-28 7:49 pm   Permalink

Raito, Try not to take this the wrong way, but there is nothing Tiki
or "Tiki Bar" about your post, That being said I am sure decorating with all the usual
Tiki accoutrements may not be very child safe


 
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Posted: 2014-01-28 8:48 pm   Permalink

Since it is a child's room, you could always do Tiki stencils. I am not supporting this business, just sharing an example here. Best of luck with your project.

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raito
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Posted: 2014-01-28 9:37 pm   Permalink

Atomic Tiki Punk,
I've spent the last couple hours figuring out whether I'd respond to your post. I have decided to do so. I'll attempt to address your points.
First, I'm afraid that, yes, I seem to be taking your post the wrong way.
While I may not post often, I do read the site, and this sub forum regularly.
I often see the first post of a build topic looking very similar to mine in that the space as it currently exists is shown. So I began mine in the same manner. Some of those first posts show a completely bare room.
As to there being nothing "tiki-bar" about the post, I'll direct your attention to the description of this sub-forum. I believe this qualifies as "other". As far as scale, the room may not be large, but neither are some of the others shown here.
Or perhaps the trouble is with the current beachy theme. While the surf board may not be the most common decoration here, they are far from unused. The same can be said of the mural. And the photos, though those are of Hawaiian flora.

In short, I'm unable to fathom how my post differs from so many others as to be inappropriate. Some of the topics here seem to go no further than "I got a bar and put up a shelf". Some appear to never get off the ground.

It's rather disappointing to attempt to contribute and be told immediately that my efforts are not appropriate to the venue.


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2014-01-28 9:37 pm   Permalink

Here's another idea for a kid's room...

http://allthingstiki.com/information-tiki-bedroom-furniture/

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raito
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Posted: 2014-01-28 9:38 pm   Permalink

VampiressRN,

Thanks for the information.


 
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El Jefe
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From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2014-01-28 10:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-01-28 19:49, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Raito, Try not to take this the wrong way, but there is nothing Tiki
or "Tiki Bar" about your post, That being said I am sure decorating with all the usual
Tiki accoutrements may not be very child safe



Oh, how droll....



See what I did there?


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-01-28 11:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-01-28 21:37, raito wrote:
Atomic Tiki Punk,
I've spent the last couple hours figuring out whether I'd respond to your post. I have decided to do so. I'll attempt to address your points.
First, I'm afraid that, yes, I seem to be taking your post the wrong way.
While I may not post often, I do read the site, and this sub forum regularly.
I often see the first post of a build topic looking very similar to mine in that the space as it currently exists is shown. So I began mine in the same manner. Some of those first posts show a completely bare room.
As to there being nothing "tiki-bar" about the post, I'll direct your attention to the description of this sub-forum. I believe this qualifies as "other". As far as scale, the room may not be large, but neither are some of the others shown here.
Or perhaps the trouble is with the current beachy theme. While the surf board may not be the most common decoration here, they are far from unused. The same can be said of the mural. And the photos, though those are of Hawaiian flora.

In short, I'm unable to fathom how my post differs from so many others as to be inappropriate. Some of the topics here seem to go no further than "I got a bar and put up a shelf". Some appear to never get off the ground.

It's rather disappointing to attempt to contribute and be told immediately that my efforts are not appropriate to the venue.




See! that's why I said not to take it the wrong way
but I was pointing out the obvious (A child's room with no Tiki theme in the Home Tiki Bar thread)
you made no mention at all if your planning on doing so though? and you are right many people
do post pictures of a bare wall or shelf stating the start of some big project and never return to update it
that is very frustrating to the reader to be sure.

But I did in no way say "don't post here" or "this is inappropriate", you really are being incredibly defensive
now just to point out this thread has no sub forum topic as "Other" did you mean
the "Creating Tiki/Other Crafts "thread as that may be where you intended to post.

But to date all you have posted is a Beach Themed Child's room in the "Home Tiki Bar" thread
can you guess the two things wrong with that?

you are not a newbie to this site, so you should know this already.
I was not attacking you & was hoping to refocus you on the subject matter of this thread & no more.

Jefe don't you have anything better to do then follow me around TC and try to start a fight?

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-01-28 11:30 pm   Permalink

It did occur to me that a little mini "Tiki Bar" that doubles as a changing table
would be cool indeed & bring your project closer to the topic.
what do you think?


 
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raito
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Posted: 2014-01-29 05:52 am   Permalink

Funny, I don't feel defensive. As I said, I debated with myself even replying. I did so to address a post in a topic I started. Perhaps my indications that there is more work to be done in the room were too mild. I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with you're assertion that you did not say the post was inappropriate. How else ought one take the phrase "there is nothing Tiki..."?

As for your assertion that there is no Sub-forum as 'Other', I'll quote: "...as well as other larger scale tiki transformations..." (bold mine). This would seem to imply two things. The first is that this is the correct sub forum for projects for spaces rather than single objects. The second is that a bar is not necessary. As you can see, it's no accident that I chose this sub-forum for the topic.

I presume that the two things wrong with my post are 'beach-themed' and 'child's room'. I still can't see anything wrong with either. As I pointed out, the definition of this sub-forum allows for spaces other than bars. As for beach-themed, as I pointed out in my first reply, every design element I've called out (the mural and its subject, the photos, even the surfboards) have been used in many of the projects here.

And as for the Other Crafts sub-forum, if 'beach-themed' is insufficiently Tiki, posting there would have been as inappropriate as posting here. For example, though the description of that sub-forum specifically includes painting, I'd hardly post a tutorial on painting spaceships there (unless it was a Tiki spaceship, but you catch my meaning).

But at least we do agree on two points. It's a shame when a project with potential goes unfinished (or at least undocumented). And El Jefe's reply was less than useful. If he's trying to defend me, that's nice, but unneccessary. If it's something between you guys, I'd rather not be involved.

Back to the subject at hand, being that it's a child's room, certainly I'll be designing differently than I would for an adult-only space. It's also rather small, and boys need their open area. Hence, the mural with a palm tree rather than an actual palm tree, for example.


 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2014-01-29 07:47 am   Permalink

Raito,

Thank you for posting pictures of your project. Its always fun to see what other people are doing. Surfboards are often used in decorating ideas. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Making a child's room fun makes for a happy family. I like ATPs idea of turning a piece of furniture into something that uses the design work you might see on the front of a tiki bar.

I don't think this has been bumped up for awhile but this is one of Bamboo Ben's projects. Its a bedroom not a bar.

http://tiki.unkrich.com/tiki_hideaway/index.html




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raito
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Posted: 2014-01-29 1:58 pm   Permalink

JOHN-O and MaukaHale,

Those are very nice rooms.


 
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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2014-01-29 2:14 pm   Permalink

This thread may not be 'tiki' yet but there's a the key bit: potential.

Having said that you will be needing at least one tiki, wall decal or otherwise!

I saved this photo on my 'mood board' a while ago, thought you might like it:



I think it's got a tiki lite / surfer vibe (without actually having a surf board in it)...
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-01-29 2:20 pm   Permalink

Well, please enlighten us on your proposed Tiki elements, if planned?
I am sure anyone else with a similar project in mind would like to see it
and good luck on the bedroom remodel.


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2014-01-29 2:37 pm   Permalink

I actually posted that picture earlier and then changed it to the hyperlink when I realized he wasn't looking for suggestions but rather just wanted to share his build-out. If you do want to add some child-safe Tiki's, Eric October (Tobunga) makes some really cool plush ones.

If this is screwing up your thread, I can remove the image...




 
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