Living room remodel
Living room remodel
Great saturday at the green house with my honey. Computing, tv, music, food, shed work.
I love making these cheesy Rock and Roll boxes. I have all three lined up in the shed now. Here are some shots of them together. I forgot that I had not finished the bottom of the first toolbox (far right) but I did finish the bottom of the little box. Also I can’t find the little ‘little’ box that goes inside the first box. It’s around here somewhere. I will finish the bottom of the box this weekend.
The Boxes /
Middle Box / “The Coffin Box”
Right Box / “The Rock and Roll Box”
Left Box / “The Skull Box”
The “Coffin Box” is finished with skulls, anarchy symbols and a white vinyl “Sex Pistols” decal on top then. The finish began with 2 cans each of dollar store ‘gloss black’ and ‘yellow’ spray paint that was blotched on the close up bursts over and over and over with planned drips. Then templates for the Anarchy and Skull symbols were cut and sprayed on randomly using black/yellow and yellow black layers of at least 3 layers per skull and anarchy symbol. Then the inside was painted with foam brushes with candy apple red paint. I poured 1/4 of a quart into the bottom and smeared it around. A few ashes found its way into the tint. Once dry I poured a glob of poly into the bottom and smeared it on thick. Running thick. Once run remains on one inside panel. Then I used some oak strips of moldings to create a drawer shelf that would allow a lid to sit ‘within’ the box making it lay flush with the edges. I put two handles on the top to ‘pull’ the lid off and out of the box. One single “sex pistols’ pretty vacant decal in the middle of the inside bottom.
The “Skull Box” was built from scratch. The finish is a ‘shit load’ of paint and poly layered over the other many times. The Skulls came from “Skull a Day”. The handle is steering wheel knob. See and read more here.
The “Rock and Roll Box” was the first box. I had made this box some time ago for the utility purpose of storing some of my fave tools. I began painting it one day and couldn’t stop. It has a little bit of everything, old Taxi top sign, some of our best saved up stickers from bands, tons of poly and two boxes that sit within the box.
Read blog posts I made as I made each box: Toolbox blog posts, Punk Rock Life, More of the same plus some xtra’s on PRL, MF Tumblr search for box and toolbox, and I know i posted all over the place and will try to link up the rest later. Or just surf to one of the many sites we try to keep up with and search box or similar. Maybe you will find a blog post gem.
I had to do one last thing to the finished Coffin Box, per the tradition of the first two finishing finishes.
Here is the beginning of “the Coffin Box Project.” I disassembled it, cut new end joints, trimmed the bottom and put it back together already tonight. I’m getting faster. This will be the third box of box projects.
Here are the final photos. Search for more from the beginning or look here for more on the story.
Hank 3 – Drink it and Drug it
Hank 3 – Drink and Drug it – Live 2000
Once I worked here, ruled the local streets, cooked some great stuff and had a good time doing it. This photo reminds me of what we enjoy and should be doing in life. After a nice convo with the HIP, I know we can do what we want to do in this catagory. The only thing holding us back is details and ourselves. There a LOT of details but they are and will remain that: details that can be worked out in a slow process. There are more possibilities to add to the post before. We will have a new adventure in life honey…just be as patient as you can and work with me on this. Location and cost of location is key right now, with about 100 varibles worked into each key for the time we are in. We will get this done I promise to you this. I am on it.