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My swedish tropical hideout
always on the beach
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Joined: Oct 02, 2009
Posts: 45
From: Sweden
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.


By night...


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...



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5901
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.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1026
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.
Good luck!


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5668
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.
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3762
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-02-10 10:42 pm   Permalink

Hej do

Awesome
Looks good
Have fun
Cheers


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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 847
From: NJ
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.
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SoCal Savage
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Joined: Jun 20, 2013
Posts: 172
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!

 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1272
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2014-02-12 05:26 am   Permalink

Briiliant job. Great idea to make your own sofa.

 
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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Posts: 719
From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-02-12 12:57 pm   Permalink

Looking Good!!

 
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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 460
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2014-02-12 2:46 pm   Permalink

Fantastic place! A bit of the islands in Sweden!

 
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Gogo7
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Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Posts: 4
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.

 
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