Saturday, July 19, 2008

farmin', part two

Got the seedlings for the garden box, the drainage works! I made a "watering can" by drilling small holes in the lid of an old water bottle. Much better than the full on dumping method.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Stage trim

My little-stage-edge-trimmer-jig. The bottom leg rests against the sides so I could mark on the top to trim with a circular saw.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Farmin', queens style

Most recent IKEA hack are the Ivar shelves left behind by the old tenants, cut down with casters leftover from an IKEA file cabinets assembly freelance gig. The recycling bins and soil beds are cut from extra shelves and the storage really cleared up the storage area, AKA "the back 40."

Gravel/rocks from the neighborhood for drainage, cheesecloth, then potting soil.

Drainage spout into a cut 2 litre bottle, H2O can be put back into bed.

I made out like a bandit at the farmer's market at 43rd St. and Skillman, one of the cenyc markets. Hudson Valley Farmhouse was out of the kick-ass cheese ravioli I had last week, so I'm trying the spinach pasta instead.

Friday, July 11, 2008

A day's work

The best part about this feeble attempt at time lapse is Rusty bustling around. Good view of the state of things, though.

Major progress moving the kitchen off of the stage so I can finish the floor and "lounge it out." I should've learned my lesson about white shag carpets in dusty lofts, but I still want one. Bad. The artist I'm working for, Fabian Marcaccio, has one in his loft, it is wool, nice quality, needs a cleaning once a year. Hmmm. I got inspired about the floor paint from helping him with his new space. Oil based "silver grey" from janovic/plaza. Did wonders on raw plywood and may be a bit more manageable than white, even if it means sleeping on a friend's couch while it dries.

Fabian's new studio, before and after.

To Do

After a visit with my sister Sarah I realized there are a ton of half-done projects, the short-term mixed in with the long-term.

Thus the new to do list. Small bites, chew each 10 times before swallowing.