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.)