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Flying martini
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Posted: 2014-02-28 9:44 pm   Permalink

So, we decided on a basic black mosaic tile for the rest of the bar.
I think it will look good once all laid out on tie top. 😊

Just have to get the final measure to get the bartop cut then were good to go!



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Thurston Howell IV
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Posted: 2014-03-01 12:49 am   Permalink

Tiles look cool against the black. I hear you got the cane bar stools from the rockabilly couple who are also creating a tiki bar. Now everyone join in,.....It's a small world after all.......etc.

 
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Flying martini
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Posted: 2014-03-01 02:56 am   Permalink

Almost forgot! Thanks Thurston!

We got these 1960's stools from a young Rockabilly couple refitting their entire house in 1950's decor. Including kitchen and bathroom. They'd bought a rattan Tiki bar, didn't have room for the four stools with it, so offloaded three to us. Their loss is our gain, I think they will work well with the bar.



I'm looking for different fifties influenced fabrics to recover chair pads. These are some I like so far.





Still trying to work out which way to go. Hubby thinks just a plain red, though he is not an artist! Lol! Would it be too 'busy' for the space?

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-03-01 07:35 am   Permalink

Good score on the bar stools. I am thinking how great some of Dawn's blue/green Tiki fabric would look next to your bar. Check out her fabrics @ http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/sophista-tiki

Looks like you are going to have a good blend of building and furnishing materials so pulling it all together with that gorgeous green color will make it flow well. Do you have shopping options for a chunk lamp...I sure think a green/blue one would be awesome...JMHO.



It is fun watching your bar build...have fun.
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dtel
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Posted: 2014-03-01 5:50 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-02-28 21:44, Flying martini wrote:
So, we decided on a basic black mosaic tile for the rest of the bar.
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That does look nice, good choice, that size tiles in black looks great especially with that mural.


 
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Flying martini
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Posted: 2014-03-01 7:29 pm   Permalink

Thank you all for your lovely comments so far! I was tossing up even signing up after seeing some of the amazing bars on here! I don't think we are in the same league, just playing around with themes and ideas hoping it will all come together OK. I wish I could carve, then I could try my hand at my own Tikis and Tiki design mouldings... I will have to stick to paint, and buy some pre carved pieces instead!


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Flying martini
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Posted: 2014-03-01 9:16 pm   Permalink

Bar top laid out (not secured yet!)

It's going to be big! Bigger than I anticipated at the start. But that is good.

Can't wait to get the tiles fixed to it, so we can see the effect.

Will post more pics after a bit more progress.





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Flying martini
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Posted: 2014-03-01 10:50 pm   Permalink

Just a few more pics, of the Tiki masks I just ordered to mount on square canvasses painted red (they will be mounted on a diagonal, creating a diamond background for the Tiki's)






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Posted: 2014-03-05 2:52 pm   Permalink

I found this fab sculpture, supposed to be 1950's, but not sure. It was a great price, so don't really mind!



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Flying martini
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Posted: 2014-03-10 12:02 am   Permalink

Well, we have put the bar top on. Looking more like a bar now!

Tiling is done, just waiting for adhesive to dry, get some moulding around the edge then we can grout the tiles. Most likely will be in black also.

Then I can start dressing it! The Tiki masks are on the way, and trying to decide on a design to paint around the moulding.





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dtel
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Posted: 2014-03-11 09:48 am   Permalink

Looking good, like how it opens up into the yard which also looks nice.

 
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Flying martini
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Posted: 2014-03-11 11:19 pm   Permalink

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Looking good, like how it opens up into the yard which also looks nice.



Thanks! I love our little yard. Nice garden out there, very relaxing space. There are roll up cafe shade blinds along that whole section of deck, we can open up to let the garden in, or shut off completely in bad/cold weather for protection from much of the elements.

Can't wait to get it all finished now, I just want to be able to go out and relax at the bar with a margarita!

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Posted: 2014-03-15 7:44 pm   Permalink

Lookin good

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Flying martini
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Posted: 2014-03-16 03:26 am   Permalink

Well, we have the timber for the bar moulding. I was going to attempt to paint a design on it, but we thought we'd try doing the design with a router (thanks Tikispeer for current inspiration!)

this is the first one, not bad for a first effort on Hubby's part.





Not quite sure what to do with it after, most likely staining with a darker stain, then lacquering.

Anyhow, slowly getting there. Makes it a bit harder when we both work full time, plus have a near 3 year old running us off our feet!

Got these silly, kitschy flamingo garden lights today too. Guardians of the bar! lol!





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Flying martini
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Posted: 2014-04-16 03:57 am   Permalink

Been a while, full time work and a few weeks of bad weather slowed up progress for a bit!

We are nearly finished, Hubby finished putting the bamboo on, just have to get the Tiki masks on now, should be in next couple days.






This is the fabric on order to recover the bar stools



Now just to do some study....




Happy Tiki Easter!

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