This looks like an insanely fun event and I'm definitely putting it on my trip list. I will be an empty nester in one year and I'm planning lots of travel fun with MrPeachez and I think we would both enjoy this event.
I've never collected Tiki, but it could happen. I only have one piece of vintage tiki that I found at a thrift about one year ago.
This bad boy is plaster and large at 26 inches long. He could be the start of a new collection.
The back porch was what really sold me on this house. Doesn't every one want a big porch? Well, be carefull what you wish for, a porch is some serious high maintenance.
High maintenance but truly worth the effort.
Every year in April I pull all my porch furnishings into giant piles and cover them over with sheets while the pollen rains down. Then after about 3 weeks the pollen slacks off and it's time for the big clean.
All the furniture/stuff gets hauled out to the yard and hosed/scrubbed off.
Big porch = lots of stuff.
Next comes a lot of sweeping, vacuuming, mopping and scrubbing with bleach water to get the walls and floors clean for another season. Every surface gets dirty on a porch.
Then everything comes back to the porch and to it's spot.
It's a LOT of work but worth it all in the end.
I love dinner on the porch and candles after dark. sweet.
I just finished some modest updates to one of the bathrooms in my 1971 home. I say that because the results are dramatic but the cost was modest.
The original tile in this room was in perfect condition however the grout in the floor tile was on it's last legs.
But after "working" with this color for the past nine years, I was over it. This tile is the color of bile. Not a cool 70's chartreuse, just vomit green/yellow.
I really didn't want to start over in this room. I'd been considering tile reglazing and then I read about Sarah's experience with Miracle Method over at my fav blog, Retro Renovation.
So I found my local Miracle Method guy and we struck a deal. I opted for a white tub with a stone granite finish walls and floor. The original wall tile already had a texture to it so a smooth finish was not an option. I loved the pattern in the floor tile, but the grout was shot so I chose to seal it with the glaze.
First the tub was coated white, then everything was reverse wrapped and the walls and floor were next.
Today the plumber came and installed the new potty and we are done.
Randy, the owner of my local Miracle Method and Ben the installer were a pleasure to work with.
My old tub and tile have been given a fabulous new life.