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Saturday, August 24, 2013

And the Beat Goes On....

Maybe that should read "And the Fight Goes On"...

None of the beings(including Widget) in this photo had anything to do with the work done on the box, since you last saw it.

I whittled down the stairs a bit and then cut all of the veneers that will be the floor of the top space, the stairs and the pit. I simply saved the patterns for the steps and used those to cut the veneers.

That took a while, but I got it done, with my trusty #11 Exacto.  Now I have to sand them and varnish  before installing.

When I finish, the stucco will enclose everything and the edges will not be visible.

The piece that went on the top floor was about an inch too short lengthwise, but I have more.  I do still have to cut that one.  Actually, if I left it out, probably no one would ever know...But I would.

I kind of hate to cover all of the oak on the walls, but it has to be done.  That's next.  Then the bookshelves in the upper level.

While I do the work, the others went through the fabric closets....Oh No!

I can't bring myself to look at what they did.

I told them that I was going to use the leather that they were sitting on for the bench cushion.  That is a given.

Then I let them have at it.

Zar is leaning towards the pile on the left, all of which I have used before...Some of my favorites.

Tessie has the reds on the right.  I think she has the idea that I will choose those because the original room has a lot of red in it...The tie that she is holding is one of the ones that Jerry Garcia, of the Grateful Dead, designed.  He was quite the artist.  I like it, but I am still not going for the combination.

Spike is somewhere in the middle.  He doesn't really care which I use, as long as he has a place to sleep.

You guessed it...I am on Spike's side about the sleeping accommodations.....But I am on Zar's side for fabric choice...He may just be in the lead for ownership...Sorry Tessie.

See you tomorrow.


Linda N said...

It's always so much fun seeing what you and your gang is up to.

KathieB said...

I really like how this project is evolving. I have a feeling Eskiaga will be comfortable hanging out over here with Zar. I vote for the fabric that Spike's standing on. The circles somehow seem too bubbly and the houndstooth/check seems too sedate.

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. The fabric Spike has his paws on looks a good match with the leather. It's my choice (not that
you asked).

Caseymini said...

Phylissa, I am leaning towards that one as the main fabric too. It's the one that I used in the living room of the townhouse. There wil be others. Lots of throw pillows.

Hannah said...

I'm very impressed! Not only do you have great building-skills, you are fast too =)
Looking really good so far! I'm eager to see more =)

franca gamberoni said...

Your work is always so interesting! it seems to be easy, but idea, projects and execution take a lot of work and time...! About the fabric I prefer the red one because the motif matches the style of '70. Good work ... ciao ciao Franca

12Create said...

I have to admit I really like the fabric Tessie is holding. I hope I see it in a project in the future. The room is looking great.

Deni said...

Love Tessies tie gorgeous colours!lol
I love those stairs Casey they are quite superb! so you used foam core and polystyrene? not sure

Kathi said...

This is so original! I love it!

Caseymini said...

Deni, I just used foam core. I try to use materials that are readily available. That way, if someone wants to try it, they can.

claude said...

a structure very intersting

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
You are doing some great work. the staircase looks beautiful and I think Zar has the right idea.
Big hug,

Deni said...

Im going to try it Casey I have it here but never really used it but its easy to cut shape and paint to I'm on to it now thank you

Caseymini said...

Deni, just remember, if you are going to paint the foam core, paint both sides at the same time to keep it from warping.