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« on: July 19, 2005 05:12:16 PM »

My husband and I need a fun bedroom. Kitchy, retro, not too girly. Sooooo Tiki it is. I only have a few items here and not the entire room.
This is Dolly the nightlight. She's not technically crafty. I just dressed her. But she is the COOLEST thing ever. She is a maidenform bra and girdle display model with a lightbulb in her belly that makes her glow. My husband used her as decoration when he DJ'd. I think she looks better dressed. The scarf around her waist glows blue.


A $5 yardsale dresser. Painted bright high gloss retro turquoise. I just painted some nifty tiki guys on the drawers with craft acrylics. I have one drawer left to do, but we needed the storage space before I was done. We have a second cast away dresser painted the same blue that I have yet to add tiki guys to.  I am waiting and searching for the perfect drawer pulls. Id do my own, but have no fimo talents.

Lastly, the tiki pillow. I just threw him together one night. He pops much more in real  ife. A single row of machine stitching over a thin layer of quliters batting give his face a 3-D effect.  Hes just a lopsided rectangle with ears sewn into the seams.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2005 11:45:38 AM by Pedeka » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2005 11:46:09 AM »

That's really impressive, great work!   Wink
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2005 11:52:26 AM »

thats really cute! i like the pillow; its really cool. why dont you get some fun paper laterns, ya know the sphere ones? you can even throw in some coconuts  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2005 12:05:41 PM »

Thanks. I've got turquoise round paper lanterns from Target.....LOL And cabana striped sheets and bedding and a great throw rug that says Tiki for Two...... just the room itself was a mess and I only wanted to include the things that I "did"
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2005 12:11:42 PM »

It's so cheerful; I love it!

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2005 12:30:38 PM »

Super fun! I like your tiki guys. We're doing a tiki thing for our bar...Maybe I'll do some pics when It's done.
I had problems coming up with wall covering untill I stumbled across those woven beach mats (At K-Mart Big Lots for $1, but I know they sell them elsewhere just as cheap) Maybe I'll follow your lead with the painting of the drawers and paint tiki faces on them?

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2005 03:48:51 PM »

Watch for plenty of Tiki stuff out of me in the future. My husband really got into the Tiki/Polynesian thing. He wants a tiki bar, but we only have my dining room china hutch. But I'm doing a sign and some other things for "the  bar" Bambi....you  keep me up on your ideas and I'll share with you and maybe we can get to Tiki-land sane!
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2005 03:56:19 PM »

So Freakin' Cute!!!! i Love the colors!!!! hey, i collect some tiki memorabillia also, and right now, in the kids meals at Carl's jr., they have the best Tiki men toys..... I bought all four for a buck each!!!! They're Fantastic!!!! Your room loooks Super!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2005 04:02:40 PM »

Thats just so awesome.


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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2005 05:18:24 PM »

Spencer's Gifts has been having a tiki sale for a while now, maybe you could find stuff there or figure out some ideas from what you see?
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