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Wanna see a picture of my vortex? [Sep. 13th, 2003|12:07 am]
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Garage update:

Two sides finished. I mean totally finished: CDs applied, trim painted, and Twilight-Zoneish vortex designs painted on the garage door and the other door. Looks pretty great if I do say so myself. And since we've completed the sides that require both the sawing of CDs to fit angles and standing on a 16 foot ladder to affix said angular pieces, the hard parts are over. the two remaining sides have windows, but otherwise are straight rectangles and should go fairly quickly, assuming it doesn't rain a bunch when we're trying to work.

Because of the reflectiveness of the CDs, there's no easy way to photograph this damn thing and get accurate color, with or without a flash. I've taken pics in the early morning and at sunset and still can't get it close to right. Know that the red is your typical Chinese-restaurant-decor red, and the trim is a blue that's very close to that standard blue color a link is on a webpage, until you had to go and ruin it by clicking on it and making it purple....yeah, that blue.

What the garbage men see as they come down the alley:

The view from the back door of the house. The black splotchy thing at 10'oclock is actually the reflection of the branches of the tree above the hot tub. The rectangle is a towel bar (also for the hot tub), and the round thing on the door is a steering wheel left in the garage by the previous owners, which substitutes for a doorknob, as the door we installed (also left in the garage by the previous owners, which I assume was meant for the garage) has a deadbolt where the doorknob might be, but no doorknob.


I took this before we'd painted the vortex on the door. it comes close to showing the blue trim, and also looks kinda eerie:

bonus link: our garage next to the Garage Belonging to Belonging-to-Wilson ("The Wilson's" sign not visible, sorry:

From: theda
2003-09-12 10:02 pm (UTC)
absolutely lovely!
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[User Picture]From: dougo
2003-09-13 02:18 am (UTC)
That's nifty! Are those all AOL CDs?

Oh, and, uh, hi! Long time no see.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2003-09-13 06:05 am (UTC)


hi yourself. nice to see you on LJ.

about 70-80% are AOL CDs. lots of our geek friends have contributed old software as well, and there's a fair amount of DVDs (or maybe DVD-Roms) on there that were some sort of proprietary/developer thing that were no longer needed by the donor.

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[User Picture]From: emmycantbemeeko
2003-09-13 04:29 am (UTC)
Oh preeeeeeeeeeeetty...

But then, I like shiny objects.
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[User Picture]From: rimrunner
2003-09-13 05:05 am (UTC)

I'm thinking of coming by tomorrow after rehearsal, in other words around 5:30, to deliver CDs. Does that work? I have your e-mail around here somewhere, but haven't had any coffee yet...
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2003-09-13 06:01 am (UTC)


5:30 sunday works-you have the address, yes?
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[User Picture]From: rimrunner
2003-09-13 06:58 am (UTC)

Re: sunday?

I don't, or if I did, I lost it. All I know is you're near those water towers on 35th.

Can you e-mail it to me? Thankee!
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From: nonofastbinder
2003-09-13 05:44 am (UTC)
That is AMAZING... we just bought our house, so you can come do it to ours next! We could be some sort of fancy garage gang.
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[User Picture]From: gryph
2003-09-13 12:48 pm (UTC)
Your garage looks fucking AMAZING!!!
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[User Picture]From: kickmule
2003-09-15 04:26 am (UTC)
The big garage door ate my face. Bold, striking, etc. Who laid this out is good at composition.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2003-09-15 11:42 am (UTC)


Heh. I chalked it based on ivan's design for the little door, and he masked and painted it with a few variations. so I guess we both did. glad you like it.

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From: ex_futch238
2003-09-16 04:15 am (UTC)

I must see this someday!


How much would you charge to come and decorate my house?

Have the Belonging To Wilson threatened your life yet?

Thanks for the pics.

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