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6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 3 and 4

Week 3 and 4   See Week 1 and 2 Here Now that the house is essentially formed, the guts need to be in place. Guts are usually best done before anything else, but we have found that doing things a little out of order can keep you interested in the project for much longer.… Continue reading 6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 3 and 4

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6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 1 and 2

Week 1 and 2 We decided that Lola will get a play room for her birthday this year; not only for her, but for us, too. We have 1350 square feet of unfinished basement to curate, and we wanted to have an out-of-sight-out-of-mind place for the daily messes to be confined to, so we're starting… Continue reading 6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 1 and 2

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Ode To A Rotting Apple

Once the taste of your fruit pierced my lips with satisfaction. Tangy, satisfying, sweet; gratifying and joyful fulfillment of my daily needs. As time jogs along, the sweetness of your tart dies slowly with every passing day; Left only with your rotting core, bitterness and resentment have replaced the sweet. Your etherial magic no longer… Continue reading Ode To A Rotting Apple

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Halloween 2017: [How-To] King Kong on The Empire State Building

News Coverage This Year: Mashable ABC News New York Times Fox 13 Utah Salt Lake Tribune FRONT PAGE Houston Chronicle USNEWS NeatoRama Times Union  Connecticut Post KBRQ Radio Relevant Magazine WINA Radio   Videos Of The Display: Salt Lake Tribune Inside Edition ...and my personal favorite news spot so far: Toy Man Television   Building… Continue reading Halloween 2017: [How-To] King Kong on The Empire State Building

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Halloween 2017 Lighting Alpha Test

Because Lighting is the Key to Halloween   Here we go on finishing and lighting! I need to be done with the whole thing after tomorrow so the news can come by to do a spot on the Sunday broadcast.     His arm is looking like it's getting formed up, after tack-nailing in some… Continue reading Halloween 2017 Lighting Alpha Test

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King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

I have been hot-gluing his hairy fabric shell together all day, and his trapezius muscles are looking good so far. What do you think of the profile?   We moved him out of hiding to take on the over-the-fence challenge. Will we break our necks? Let's find out when we try to lift him up… Continue reading King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

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Newest Updates on DO9’s King Kong Halloween Build

Today was a productive day! We got Kong's head basically finalized last night and added to the Empire State Building today. Check out the progress!     I snipped out these spire additions from the last styrofoam sheet we got (for free!) and painted them in the darker grey color.  This is going to define… Continue reading Newest Updates on DO9’s King Kong Halloween Build

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Building King Kong for the Empire State Building: Halloween 2017

So here's what we're going for with our top-of-the-ESB Kong idea. That, mixed with a bit of Kong from the 20's-era Jack Black rendition of the movie. Let's see where we get with this!   Ok, so you have to start somewhere...we blocked in a cardboard base and added some wood so we can attach… Continue reading Building King Kong for the Empire State Building: Halloween 2017

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Halloween 2017 Progress

So, does anyone know what the theme is yet this year? Leave your guess in the comments! We're all done building with wood, or at least for the main structure. Now we need a spire!   I asked my neighbors Johnny and Elva (who run the bike business, "The Bike Lady") for some old bent… Continue reading Halloween 2017 Progress

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Halloween is coming…

Here is where we're beginning this year! Just using 2x4s to build upward and gain some height. Any guesses so far? This sucker is pretty tall; about 20' up from the lawn. Getting there... Sturdy enough to stand on, so that's good! See our related posts below for previous years! This one will be the… Continue reading Halloween is coming…

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Floating Shelf Hanging Instructions

If you have purchased one of our floating shelves, here is a PDF with the instructions on how to hang it in your living space. Please feel free to ask any questions if you have them! Floating Shelf Hanging Instructions Thanks to our many customers for your loyal support of our small business!

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DesignsOn9th’s Etsy Shop Now Open!

Come check out our Etsy shop by clicking HERE! See the handcrafted items we have for sale now at Etsy.com! If you need to liven up your living space, browse through our shop items for options and/or ideas for your own projects! Pictured below are just four of our (over) 100 items we have available.… Continue reading DesignsOn9th’s Etsy Shop Now Open!

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Trade Show: DesignsOn9th at “Craft Lake City” 2017!

We had a lot of fun peddling our wares at Craft Lake City this year! It was our first trade show, and we learned a few things as well as sold a bunch of our swag to some great folks! OUR ETSY SHOP IS NOW OPEN, TOO! Visit our shop HERE.   Our display was a… Continue reading Trade Show: DesignsOn9th at “Craft Lake City” 2017!

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The Quickest, Easiest DIY Frame Loom You’ll Ever Use

Please send us your build photos so we can post them and give you credit!! If you've seen the video before, check the last 2 minutes for updates. Paired together with the previous iteration of this loom, the beater bar/spacing bar makes it a complete and total wonder loom! Check out the video and please… Continue reading The Quickest, Easiest DIY Frame Loom You’ll Ever Use