Wednesday, June 13, 2007

we are mr. and ms. seattle 1991, finished shelves

so i had this dream. leff decided that we should live as kurt cobain and courtney love in the forests outside of seattle. we dye our hair blonde, he finds a "corporate rock still sucks" shirt and we're all set to live off the land.

leff builds us a lean-to while singing that leadbelly song and all i can do is totter around on my heels applying red, red lipstick.

soon we're written about as if we were mythical beasties a la bigfoot. people start showing up with cameras and video equipment. we decide that life might be better in the city.

so we head back to seattle. we enter a club for provisions (i needs me booze as courtney or otherwise.) and everyone screams "kurt!!!" and hugs leff. he's carried to the middle of the floor on waves of adoration. i, meanwhile, hang back and hear someone sneer "oh, it's her.". and then i wake up.

anyway, here are our finished shelves. (they're a modified version of the shelf project in the readymade book.)

i think they look pretty good, if i say so myself.


Matt said...

Way cool on the shelves! Did you put them up in your drawer-ing room? 8P

Shannon said...

Those are great!

r4kk4 said...

heh heh!! it's our drawer-ing room now, matt! :D! thanks!

thanks, shannon! :D!

Irregular Shed said...

Crazy cool. Have a banana.

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r4kk4 said...

eeep! it's, like, the gift of potassium! thanks! ;D!

Lisa B. said...

I love, love those shelves. Can I have them? ;-)

r4kk4 said...

hee hee! you can MAKE them for next to nothing, pants!

you have a salvage reclaim store, right? am i imagining it?

anyway, drawers are one of the least expensive items in those places. we just modified the idea that we saw in the readymade book and bolted the shelves to the wall instead of hooking them together as a unit.

then i painted them with some flat latex paint. (i tinted my own paint, so i can't give you the color names, sorry.)

anyway, it's seriously easy. you should do it! :D!

mandelion said...

Awesome! I hope to see them on

r4kk4 said...

aw, thanks, mandelion! you're a sweetie! :D!

Lisa B. said...

Yes, we have vintage resale ... I'll have to make a trip to one of them. Thanx for the idea ;-)

r4kk4 said...


you'll post pics, right? please?