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From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
|Posted: 2017-08-12 8:43 pm  Permalink|
Here are a few more pix...
I saw a pair of old bamboo roll down shades at the local thrift store for $6, and decided to give them a new life as wall covering in our tiki bathroom. First, I removed the cord and measured them to fit horizontally across the walls. I applied black gaffer tape where I cut them to keep them from unraveling before I installed them on the wall.
Then, we installed some luan on the walls, for the contact cement to stick to:
Here are the shades stuck to the walls:
And then I added trim around them, and a tiki mask:
Next up, I picked up this inexpensive table at a second-hand store. It's got flowers that look a little like hibiscus, although the orange border feels a little Aztec to me. None-the-less, when I saw it I immediately thought that I might be able to make it work for the top of our tiki bar.
It has interesting legs, too:
Taking it apart:
It looks like one half of the table top will work as a bar top:
But first, we received a shipment of some bac-bac matting, so I switched gears to work with that! Like our lampac ceiling panels, I decided to first mount the matting to thin sheets of luan. As others have mentioned before, it was a challenge working with it, as it not very square. But I trimmed the edges and taped over them with gaffer tape. This will all get covered with trim, anyways.
And here are the first two sheets installed on the outside walls of the bathroom:
I'm digging this look!