Or a small blue foam built office in the garage. :P
What has happened and what has not happened over the last several months... too much to say here.
I can however show a few "projects" I have been doing and some WIP's I have. BE PREPARED for a long post folks!!!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Revivd where she was going to sell rugs she was making by recycling old shirts. Really awesome! We thought maybe I could make these pallet shelves like she saw on Pinterest and sell them. These specific ones I made though to help her store books and stuff she had. Sigh... though, they have yet to find a place on the wall. :(
https://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL and it is an awesome resource for learning, inspiration, and fun! :)
And might I add a note... by this time I am both in much better physical shape from lifting and working with pallets over a month and a half, having lost wieght and most of my growing gut... AND, I am experiencing more severe back pain, numbness, and constant burning. Joy. It affects my attitude some days for sure. Aleve. Stretch. Relax. Repeat. New back please.
Add Red Mahogany Miwax stain! By the way, I have placed an adhesive sheet of plastic down on the floor. No linoleum was harmed in the staining of this project.
And Viola!!!! A little silver paint to the hardware, some redesigning of where screws go in, some dowels to affix the top bar to the back.... and an amazing little bench from an old half dead dresser :)
I had to build a middle support from the center divider early on by the way... so it has all the strength to support that it needs. I did however, poorly measure the distance of the seat on top of the drawers... BIG OOPS! I had to literally carve into the supports below the bench seat piece to allow the drawers to go in and slide. Minor annoyance and a good learning experience. I then applied the pressed board to the lower back that the dresser came with after I cut it down a bit to size. Finally all I had at that point was some crystal clear spray to coat the seat and back. I wish I had used Minwax's polyshade to stain this instead... but we got the regular stain instead. It has some scars, and a few gaps here and there, but as a first "Revivd" piece of furniture... I am very pleased. Mostly to "unhijack" the kitchen... I felt so bad. I had it in my head I could do all of this in a day or two. LOL A week later!!!! It still needs a foam cushion and some fabric, but for now we have an extra body pillow wrapped in a red blanket... and it fits PERFECTLY where I put it. No more clutter, More seating, More shelving for my wife, New better dressers for my girls, And less stuff/dressers sitting in the garage taking up space! Win, win, win, win, win, win.
Now everyone says I need to make them and sell them for $3-500! I do have another dresser sitting in the garage I got half dead... hm... And I have all that hardware and several other dresser parts to make another one of these potentially! Perhaps. But NOT in the kitchen again. So, back to getting the studio put together... even if it ends up being a shed to work on projects like this one right?
WELL.... that was an adventure. Again, I skipped A LOT of stuff. Nearly a whole year of miracles, disasters, losses, fears, perseverance, discovery, health, sickness.... and LIFE. Oh... and I've started to teach art to young kids. More to come on that too. The student becomes the teacher... I need to put an actual curriculum together.
Happy Holidays everyone!