Saturday, July 14, 2012
I made my own Tiki Hut. I looked and looked and looked online for a way that little ole me could put this together for the annual Margaritaville Party. I looked at sites online with dads building them from pvc and wood burning the pipe to look like bamboo. No thanks. A lot of them attached the tops to tables. I couldn't do this at the office. There were lots of fairly inexpensive ones for home parties, but they looked inexpensive...and wobbly. Finally, it came to me after seeing a ladder with fencing on top of it hanging in Pottery Barn.
But, I could not hang anything from the office ceiling. In the picture above this one, the wood behind the second shelf is not a part of the bar. It is the edge of my game table in the basement.
I ordered the shelves with are 12" x !2" from Wayfair.com. I just saw bamboo ones for $50 each that I did not see when I ordered the ones above. But, these shelves are so nice that I can use them in the basement when they are not a part of the tiki bar.
The wooden ladder I found at an antique store for $45 dollars.
The fencing I got at Home Depot. I only needed 18" of it. So I pulled out eight pieces on one side in order to leave enough wire to wrap around the end. I snipped the wire and wrapped each cut piece around two bamboo sticks to keep the sides intact. I pulled out eight more pieces on the other side of the 18" I needed and wrapped those wires also.
I ordered the grass skirting from Amazon.com.
I saw a PIN that I put on my "Luau" Board with twigs around a can. I am going to use pulled bamboo to wrap cans for centerpieces. Or...use last year's fish bowls and float flowers in them.