a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, November 16, 2012

Playing...

Ever do silly things just for the hell of it?  Well, I do and I had fun in the doing.  You may look and ask, What the heck is that?  I would too.  This is the new spot for the computer.  I painted the wall, took almost all day rewiring, fastening the surge protector, the modem and the wireless thingy to the wall.
I had my computer on a wonderful old library table that I bought for $40 twenty-plus years ago.  I love this table and had used it for a desk until the purchase of a computer.  It was being abused in that role.  Now I have a skinny computer and skinny wooden table maybe I can use the desk for its intended purpose once again.

The fox lamp is temporarily hiding (not completely) my wires.  Need to figure out some thing cutesy here because the wires head every direction.  That's a problem for another day. The printer and computer now sets atop a $15 long skinny table I bought last month. Perfect height, small profile and holds what I need BUT it has no drawer.  I painted it Cyber Green like the walls.  Cyber Green is one of those almost a colors.  It's almost a yellow and almost a green. It does compliment my Jack Horner's Plum room.  These are the two colors I used on my checker board table...another side tracking fun for me project.
 
Introducing my new drawer for my computer table...taa daa!   A scrap of plywood, slightly L-shaped,  spottily painted holds my pens, my glasses, my chalk, my eraser and my paper.  I just reach up and get what I need.  Who needs a drawer?  A nice drawer would hide all this unsightly mess but I don't have one.

The circle that holds my paper is a mosaic covered coffee can which has seen it's better days.  It began as a  coffee can then graduated to decorated flower pot and was sitting useless. Now it holds my paper.  The yellow is a cap from a can of ExpandaFoam and the two square boxes are tea containers.  The small one has the lid attached to the board and you just pull the can off to access what is inside.

I've established I'm strange so bear with me.  A old light switch plate and extra lid and some little plastic something were attached after being painted purple (Now why would I have a can of purple paint?) and a small chime is hanging from that.  The strange white item attached to the top is an old phone jack I had just replaced with a drink ring attached.  The two clear bottles hold marbles and glass fish.  The lid is screwed to the board and the bottles can be removed and the items rearranged. I found two pieces of an old barrel stave and have made a shelf for my valuable Breyer Horse.  I wanted the light to reflect more off the bottles but, hey, this is just a prototype.

This is where the fun comes in, opening a flood gate of ideas.  This piece may not stay here long but it was an idea born to fruition and that produced different and improved ideas.

I had fun!  I have a functional piece of s**t  made completely from recycled things and have new modified models in my head to work on.  It's sometimes crazy being me but I can guarantee I'm never bored.

Have a Gail weekend and create something strange.  Enjoy.

17 comments:

Buttons said...

Well you can come and decorate my desk/kitchen table I am so tired of my boring mess.:)Different is alright I like different. You are special. B

Sandy said...

The cyber green color is very soothing, great choice Gail. The color almost reminds me of the color of celery, the vegetable.

Making your own organizer (drawer) allows storage of supplies in a unique fashion and you don't have to have a drawer on your table. This in turn gives you more leg room when working on the computer. I really like working on my computer and not having my legs hit a drawer that gets in the way.

Being original, talented and not bored rates very high in my book.

SaucyKod said...

You know when we have the most fun - when our mind is active and we invent stuff. We leave the "BOX" and struggle on our own and INVENT. We make use of most everything around us and our minds surge with NEW, ways to USE OLDE or SCRAPPED things. I call that "The Inventor". You do not waste much - most everything can be re-invented and re-invention works wonders. That is why I feel related to you - We are from that same dimension. I love it, did I already tell you that. You do not have a house - you have a house filled with love, inventions, colour and humour. Thanks a bunch for sharing, Eh. :)

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

You've been busy!!!

Sandra said...

come on down and see what you can do in my hubby's workshop in the garage.. lots of space to create things on the wall. and purple or any color would be better than the mess he has. if i look for something i can't find it but he can go directly to it and hand it to me.

TexWisGirl said...

unique, eclectic, silly, works!

Sue said...

Have I told you that your shades or purple and green are the same colors my DIL used for her wedding?

They looked great together!

=)

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Gail, wow!!!! You did a great job......I could use you, Lol....... Blessings Francine.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I hate cords..why isn't everything wireless..or why doesn't someone come up with a pretty solution. You have made good use of old stuff:)

Country Gal said...

I think it is pretty cool and handy . Nothing like creating . Have a great weekend !

Dreaming said...

Hmmm...now you have me thinking (and that can be a very dangerous thing, indeed!)
I have the wall going down into the basement - wouldn't it be fun to put all kinds of containers on the wall to hold and hang other bric-a-brac?!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Farm Girl said...

I think you are just having fun. It looks like fun to me. I love re-purposing using what I have. I think that is fun and I love when I shop my house.
Just keep having fun. I enjoy your creations.

LindaG said...

I love it, Gail. Wish I could think outside the box like that.
Have a great weekend!

Josie Two Shoes said...

I love the playfulness of all your artistic creations, Gail! This is not only utilitarian, but so much fun to look at. What really made me smile, was the horse, nearly identical to one my father had on his shelf for many years. Love it! This should be an inspiring place to write! :-)

Irene said...

No one can ever claim that you are boring and not creative. That wall habing is the most amazing thing I have seen in a long time and very unique. I especially like the addition of the hotse. That is the finishing touch most definitely. Never a dull day at your house, Gail. xox

junebug said...

I love it!! You are so resourceful. Plus, it is awesome you aren't afraid of color. So many people are and it makes for lots of boring spaces. My work room is Tiffany Blue. :-)

junebug said...

I contrasted with yellow and white. I think blue is tranquil, too, which is why I chose it. The curtains are yellow and white stripes and my sewing chair is white leather. I think it worked out perfectly. :-)

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