So despite what has been called my somewhat Eeyor-ish nature I try to keep things positive
And I know it’s wrong to hate.
Have you ever grown to hate a piece of furniture?
I think I hate a chair.
It was given to me by a client as a “thanks” so it was free and I can’t complain too much about free. It was in horrible condition having been left outside forever but I like the shape and hopped to work (hopped so fast, in fact, that there is no “before” picture).
I did my usual backward approach to design. You know how you’re supposed to find a fabric or something and then match the paint to it because that’s logical? I’m too impatient for that. I keep painting things and then looking for fabric to match. Genius.
Anyway, I painted it a flashy red, and, wonder of wonders, actually found a fabric that would work (and we know how I feel about fabric stores)! I had had to rebuild the backing on the backrest because it was destroyed and even that came out looking professional.
And it looks like this:
So “yeah me!” right?
I CAN’T GET THE STUPID THING BACK TOGETHER!!!!
Yes, I realize it looks “together” in this shot but here is what it actually looks like after you move it, sit in it or, basically, look at it cross-eyed.
OK, well, the seat doesn’t disappear but you get the idea.
That back is held on with some really dumb system (really dumb! Like if I find out who designed it I will hunt them down and… I don’t know, I’m not a violent person so I’ll……. make fun of their shoes or something else really mean) that just will not stay in place.
I’ve tried everything I can think of. I’m tempted to just dump it on the curb but I’ve already invested so much time and I have trouble admitting defeat……
I don’t want to end this post on a negative note though so I’m gonna go all schizophrenic (it’s how I roll) and switch to something very non-furniture related.
I drove over to meet my best friend Karla for lunch yesterday and parked near her office.
I’ve been acting all my life and I’ve been on many sets but I still just totally geek out when I’m on an actual studio lot! I just love them.
You’ve seen this”street” a million times – Will and Grace, How I Met Your Mother, CSI New York and on and on and on. They do the most amazing things with these backlots! They will re-dress them a million different ways and you’ll never know it’s the same set. All those buildings are two stories high but only about 10 feet deep. The inside of the “shop” is just a big photograph of the inside of a shop.
This next shot show what it looks like if you back up a little bit:
And now that we’re on the subject of backlots and television…..I have potentially good news about an acting role but I’m too superstitious to divulge the whole story just yet.
I will keep you posted!