Pallet Tiki Bar

We inherited a pallet tiki bar from the previous homeowners.  It was kind of a beast.  The wood was splintery and the tile top was chipped and cracked.  It was kind of fun so we decided to keep it.  We just needed to give it some life.  Tiki bar - before

We spray painted some planters that were also left at the house and spray painted the pallets a caribbean blue.  We used deck paint to secure the wood floor a bit.  I added some shells and tiki signs.  We added a new wood top and some posts for a bamboo reed “roof” structure.  The material is actually bamboo fencing.

New top

Still working the frame for the bamboo reed roof.  We ran into some issues attaching it to the back of the shed.


We cut some bamboo down that was growing in the field next to us and tied it to the frame.




We decided to take a break to play with the kids and eat dinner.  After the kids went to bed, we came back out for some more tiki time with our trusty living room lamp.  One of these days we will buy a spotlight.




I added a patio mat made of recycled plastic to allow water to run through.  Some Christmas lights added nice ambiance to the space.

Lite Up

John and Jocelyn drinking at the bar… frappuccinos of course. tiki bar finished

We have since added some fishnets and solar lights.  I forgot to take an updated picture before we packed everything away for the season. John’s parents gave us some tiki masks from their honeymoon as they are downsizing and moving to the beach.  We are so excited to add them to our little oasis behind the garage next Spring!  The kids actually use this space more than we do.  In between pool time, they love to eat lunch and dinner at the bar on warm, sunny days.  I’m missing the summer already ( :





My name is Amanda and I love to write about my home and family. It’s a little chaotic here sometimes but it’s a beautiful kind of chaos, the kind where sticky little children giggle and scream and make fairy trails with glitter in the living room. I’m an RN, mother of three amazing girls, and the wife of the most hard working and loving husband, John. Follow the trail of glitter and sawdust and you might find us there.

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