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« on: April 07, 2008 10:38:10 PM »

much tension with boyfriend. Went for walking meditation<read this as walked out of apartment as calmly as possible to stay away until i could interact like a civilised human being rather than raw ball of emotion> immediately found... a chair by the dumpster!

well. a sort of broken chair. with one leg separated from the rest. and a side spindle missing... hmmm.

but that's ok. because i'd wanted a place for my boyfriend to put his pj's.. somewhere other than the floor.. and i have a jigsaw, drill, dowels, wood glue, wood putty, sandpaper, and glossy black spray paint to cover a multide of sins. also had some tan material to cover up the clear vinyl over scary white dirty print. how'd it get dirty UNDER the vinyl?
 but. after 2 hours, a pear cider, and a disagreement with one of my cats-

not really cool like some projects here but at least i did SOMETHING. i feel like my brain and hands have atrophied lately with apathy and inertia. maybe that's a source of my discontent and the grumbling at my best beloved? oh well, it got me out of the apartment long enough to find something to play with. so. yeay. i did something. and now cozy comfy PJs have a place to live while they wait for snuggle time.

by the way, the cat won.
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008 11:21:01 PM »

That looks awesome! I love how you used the chair back on it!

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008 12:10:26 AM »

Good, old chair found a new use!
Cats always win in this sort of battles. You can beat it in a staring contest, though. Wink


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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008 12:29:06 AM »

HellKitten- don't give me too much credit, the decorative backbit was already there Wink i did have to repair it and use some of the pieces i whacked and sawed off to reinforce the underside but the shape was already there. i actually gave up the thought of shaping a bit to match the missing part and just cut off the part that didn't have it's mate and reinforced the joins on the underside... ermmm oops too much explanation..

Marmota- Poor Piper's got some eye issues, little fellow has a cone all his own that i think is going back on since he's getting squinty again. time for another round of treatment. it is nice to win a staring contest with at least one of the buggers though even if he's got to be handicapped for me to win. Wink

thanks for the comments you two, waiting for my boyfriend to get home from a nightshift and sort of wondering what he'll think. i'm awful shy about just doing or making things in front of other people or having things i make seen. shy. shy. shy. he's been living here 10 months, he's a sweetheart and still i wonder if he'll just say, "what in god's name is that?" it's nice to hear something positive. it really helps and leaves me wanting to go make something else, ya know?

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008 11:39:49 PM »

 ; i admire your idea

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2008 12:55:20 AM »

Thank ya, Polaris.

And yeay. New little PJ stand warmly responded to. He liked it and professed adoration for me. So I guess maybe I shouldn't be such an idget waiting to hear, "why in God's name did you do THAT?"

On the downside the PJs still ended up on the floor. Apparently it makes a far better place display his new MTG box set. oh well.

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2008 06:30:36 PM »

What a good idea, I have seen chairs that are broken on the back spindles, that would be such a good idea.

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