Pauoa Pau Hana

It’s no secret, space is limited in Hawaii, especially Honolulu. But with a little vision and a lot of love, a little space is all you need when you live in paradise. 

It’s 7am. Drinking our morning coffee we take in the valley views from our tiny 50-sf balcony. Sensing my husband’s relaxed weekend mood, I take the opportunity to introduce a little home improvement project on my mind since we moved in. With coffee in hand, he sits at my imaginary bar while I explain my vision overlooking the stream below.

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With a few measurements and not much of a plan, we head off to the hardware store with our buddy Daylan. Wandering up and down the aisles we settle on a few nuts and bolts, brackets and screws, and a couple of boards cut to size.

Back in the garage, we get to work. We start by attaching a 1-1/2″ ledge to the table top using 2″ L-brackets. Just big enough to keep drinks and pupus where they belong.

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Next, a rough sanding and quick dry sealant.

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A couple of holes and 4″ bolts on each side of the bar

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Fasten with another bracket and some added protection with our high tech custom padding.

And voila! Our little space before…

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Our little space after. Total cost $60. Time including shopping 4 hrs. Just in time for happy hour. Reservations for four. Who’s in?

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3 thoughts on “Pauoa Pau Hana”

  1. So awesome Kristi! I always love reading all of your posts because they are simple yet elegant and beautiful. Thank you for always sharing! Always so inpsired.

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