Two weeks ago on our couples weekend to Jekyll Island, the junk posse and I shopped an excellent junk sale at an old plywood factory. I brought back a beat-up bamboo tiki bar, purchased for only fifty bucks. But the wooden veneer on the front of the bar was peeling off and looking pretty sad. I spent most of Friday scraping off the rest of the veneer, NOT a fun job.
Then, last night, Tacky Jacky, who has single-handedly slipcovered or curtained almost every surface in The Breeze Inn, came over to help me knock out a couple projects. Mostly, I scratched my head while she did the brain work. I always need adult supervision. Anyway, I took myself over to Chu’s Department Store on Saturday, and bought a couple of five dollar woven beach mats, so we just cut those babies up and stapled ’em to the front of the tiki bar. Here are the results. Of course, you know I’ll be accesorizing the bar with a couple of bamboo bar stools that have been hanging out in my basement at home, waiting to go to work. And I’ll stir in some of my collection of vintage cocktail stirrers. Stay tuned, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek.