||My swedish tropical hideout
|always on the beach|
Joined: Oct 02, 2009
|Posted: 2014-02-10 4:58 pm  Permalink|
I've been missing a tropical lounge here in Sweden so I started a few years ago to build my own in a corner of my apartment. But the project has been taking long time. Now, it's functional but long way from finished.
Here's a few pictures.
I decided to build the sofa from scratch. As I'm not a carpenter, this was a new experience and really entertaining.
The fabric for the couch ready.
I bought some small shelves and painted polynesian patterns on those. Works pretty well for mugs.
From another view.
It's hard to find statues in Sweden so I decided to build this myself with help from friends, made in papier maché. But when we got finished, there weren't any spot left to place it.
So, unfortunately I got to place my little fellow in the cellar. Haha...
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2014-02-10 5:04 pm  Permalink|
Very nice work, you have all the prerequisites of a proper Tiki Lounge
I can only imagine the difficulty of procuring them in Sweden.
|nui 'umi 'umi|
Joined: Feb 21, 2011
From: La Mirada Atoll
|Posted: 2014-02-10 7:50 pm  Permalink|
Hey “On the Beach”.
I like what you have done!
I have made and continue to make paper mache tiki stuff. Some as small as 4-5”,
If that Moai is too big for your space why not hack off his head and then split his face from the back of his head? It would be a very nice mask/wall hanging. Better yet make a whole new mask and leave the big guy in one piece til you eventually find a place for it.
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2014-02-10 8:59 pm  Permalink|
Very nice job of Tikifying up a small space and great idea to build your own bench. Best of luck to you in search for decor.
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: 2014-02-10 10:42 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Jul 03, 2011
|Posted: 2014-02-11 11:43 am  Permalink|
I think that Sweden might be an even more difficult place to find things tiki than New Jersey, USA! I applaud your efforts! I should try something tiki with paper mache. Very clever! I'm also very impressed that you built a couch.
Joined: Jun 20, 2013
From: Los Angeles via Brooklyn NYC
|Posted: 2014-02-11 10:48 pm  Permalink|
Love what you've done with such a small space. Great job!
Joined: Sep 17, 2003
From: Andover, England
|Posted: 2014-02-12 05:26 am  Permalink|
Briiliant job. Great idea to make your own sofa.
Joined: Jul 11, 2006
|Posted: 2014-02-12 12:57 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Aug 06, 2003
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
|Posted: 2014-02-12 2:46 pm  Permalink|
Fantastic place! A bit of the islands in Sweden!
Joined: Feb 18, 2014
|Posted: 2014-02-19 10:33 am  Permalink|
Cool thing to do, especially if you have a long winter. Grab a cocktail and you are on a tiki island already.