Friday, September 5, 2014

Bringing DL back to the conversation

Kirby here.  Every once in awhile I let DL commandeer the blog and tell us about making furniture.  Generally, I have to add my two cents, too, which you’ll see in italics.
DL:  This summer, I went to Pennsylvania to pick up some stuff that was only an hour from where my parents live.  I rented a van and picked up some factory carts in Red Lion, and then went to an old shirt factory to get some more stuff.

(Unfortunately, I couldn’t do that leg of the trip with him, as I was going to my mom’s to visit.  I had to rely on him to get the cool stuff. He’s developing a decent eye, so I knew I could trust him.)


DL:  One of the cool things I found in the shirt factory was several dismantled pinball machines.  I told Kirb, and she said if I brought back pinball machines, I would need to find a new place to live.  (There’s already too much of his crap at this house.  We still have 72,470 pieces of wood here, fercryin’ outloud.)

DL:  I decided to bring two of the glass fronts, and I brought them home to ask Kirby what we should do.  (As if I would have any ideas about what to do with pinball art.)  She didn’t have any ideas, so I took it down to Tammie.  (Tammie is like his girlfriend, only she’s a girl who’s a friend.  She gives him ideas of stuff to make and whatnot.) Tammie mentioned that it might look good with the background painted black, then framed.  (I honestly do not care what he does with this stuff.  I am just tired of it being everywhere.)


DL: I spray painted the back of the glass black, and after it dried, I decided to make a frame out of some of the scrap wood (YAY!  Use that crap up!) I had laying around.



(Kirby:  it DOES look cool, I have to hand it to him.)


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my gosh i would love that in the playroom! :) we have an animal/fantasy thing starting over here. and big cats are sawyer's favorite.

Art and Sand said...

Now that we know about DL's girl friend, I want to know about your boy friend.

Andrea said...

Now I want to play pinball!!!!! Cool idea too.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Pinball art! Very cool. It will probably be the next greatest thing.

Miss Kitty said...

Yes! How could he NOT bring those home!? Very cool. Hey, I see this in blogland but I never really know what it means...what does DL or DH mean? Usually it is the husband-type person the blogger is referring to.

Feral Turtle said...

That is so original.....Love it! Good job DL

karen@somewhatquirky said...

What? You didn't want more junk hanging around? This looks really great. Hope the right buyer finds you!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Very cool! And now you've gotten rid of a few more pieces of the 15 million pieces of wood! Yippee!

:) Linda

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Now that is a cool project! Great job Mr. DL.

Katie Olthoff said...

That is pretty cool! And I love your commentary. :) You have a gift for humor! (You have the gift of humor? I'm nervous commenting on an English teacher's blog!)

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