Birthday Baby Doll Bed #5: "Operation Tiny Mattresses"

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Blog entry by JohnnySplinterfinger posted 02-01-2013 06:19 PM 1353 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So after a couple more botched attempts at staining since my last blog update I went out and got some Krylon Brown Leather and this is what I have now….

What have I learned you may be wondering? Well you’re probably not wondering, but I am.

Lets See:

  • Since I’ve started my endeavor of posting and keeping a blog on projects I actually got one (near) done.
  • Building even something cheesey (well I think it is) like this makes me feel good.
  • I use far to many internal monologues via parenthesis with myself in sentences (I need to work on not doing this).
  • Next time I think I may try video taping the process. Not necessarily as a tutorial, just a fumbley guy in his basement.
  • I’ve got kind of a smug side to me. Envisioning with this birthday party tomorrow the reactions I’ll get when I come jaunting into the room.
  • I have a very supportive and patient wife.
  • Spray painting in your basement will make you dizzy when you forget to turn the ventilation on. Also if you run out of tack rags just spray paint in your basement without shoes on. You’ll have two more right on your feet ready to go for next time, even if you don’t directly spray, spray paint on said socks that you are wearing at that time.

Now onto “Operation Tiny Mattresses” as my wife called it. Which is basically waiting for the paint to cure, slapping the bottoms in on the runners, and plopping in the mattresses she has completed already sans pink foam. You know small children, insulation foam, might not be the smartest on my part. Caught that one though before the mistake was made. Actually, my wife caught that one.

Then and only then shall I be clicking the ”+New Project” button for the first time. Yay!

-- If you learn a lot from your mistakes then I must be a freakin' genius!

4 comments so far

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#1 posted 02-01-2013 07:21 PM

This looks very nice. I’m sure your daughter will love it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-01-2013 07:31 PM

Daughter? No, this is for my son. Just teasing you, lol. Actually its for my soon to be three year old niece.

Personally I’ll never have a child of my own genetics (by choice mind you), but since marriage I do have a 21 year old stepson. Best part, I got to skip dirty diapers, and concerned calls from school teachers so this works for me hahaha!

I do hope she likes it though.

-- If you learn a lot from your mistakes then I must be a freakin' genius!

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 08:31 AM

Reading through your blog entries, I find that you have already learned the first rule of doing family projects, that is that each new project requires a new tool to complete satisfactorily. Congrats on both.

Don’t worry about carrying on a dialog with yourself via parenthesis, it shows a well developed sense of self (at least I think so) or a sign of spending to many hours alone in the shop.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#4 posted 02-02-2013 02:13 PM

Thanks for the comment Greg. That bit about the parenthesis was funny enough to make me shoot coffee out my nose. What’s weird though is I’m not even drinking any….


-- If you learn a lot from your mistakes then I must be a freakin' genius!

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