Well, life events prevented us from finishing this series for the blog on time, but we sure got it done before her birthday! We completed the whole thing (except the hinges on the secret room door) in just 6 weeks! 6 Week Challenge Completed! Take a look at us showing it to her for the… Continue reading 6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 5 and 6
I've become somewhat obsessed with lathing, about 4 years in the making now Looking back at some of my photos, I came across this one. I think the evidence is in... Comment if you can sympathize with my plight!
What To Do With Your 3 Year Old On A Snowy Day Does our family do this kind of stuff...like, all the time? Yes. We're probably total freaks. One idea for an "inside only snow day" is: Put whatever hair you have in the wackiest fashion possible, turn up the techno, and dance like an… Continue reading Crazy Hair Dance Party
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
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
Thanks to all our readers from 2017! We are genuinely wishing for and hope you have a glorious 2018, as we are planning for. Here is a quick photo recap from our 2017. Enjoy! Cheers!
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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…
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!