|Most of my cut globes|
|The bases with holes drilled in them|
9/11/15 update - have gotten all the gluing done (whew!). Now on to the sanding of the insides and edges.
And on a different note,
The victims and heroes of 9/11 are in my thoughts and prayers today!
Tick... tick... tick... the sound of the clock. There is NOTHING like a deadline to make you aware of time! Specifically, how LITTLE time you have to get your project done!
I've created a checklist for myself so I know what I need to do and when I need to have it all done. I thought perhaps that would help me feel more organized - and it does... but it also feels like I've put a bunch more pressure on myself rather than alleviating it.
- __x_Do I have enough globes? YES. (Whew!)
- __x_Do I have enough bases? yup.
- ____Do I have enough hardware .. thought I did. NOPE. Gotta go get slightly longer screws.... sigh. I thought I had the right size, but didn't take into account that some of the globes actually have an odd curve at the bottom on the inside of the globes.
- __x_Cut the globes in half along the equator. Done.
- __x_Fix parts that came unglued or are coming apart (Done 9/11/15)
- _x__Clean outside of the bowls
(in progress)DONE 09/07/15
- ____Sand the edges and insides if needed (in progress)
- ____Apply first coat of paint to the inside of bowls
- ____Sand the insides to knock off any high spots of paint (paper bowls have LOTS of little fibers that stick up )
- __x_Drill holes through all the bases (hooray! I did it using my $3 drill press I found at a garage sale - it worked like a champ!!)
- ____Lightly sand/de-gloss all the bases
- ____Paint all the bases black (per the customer's request)
- ____Seal all the bases
- ____After letting the bases dry for several days, use glue, washers, bolts, and nuts to adhere bases to bowls.
- ____Apply a 2nd coat of paint to the insides of the bowls (and the washers and bolt-heads as well)
- ____Apply a 3rd coat of paint if needed
- ____Let dry for several days before packaging for shipping
- ____Add business labels to the bottom of the bases.
- ____Package for shipping
- ____Ship to client
As a side note, I ended up with all the coaster-holders (coasters are being used as the bowl-bases). The coaster holders are modern-looking wood with a bit of metal. I have ten of them...what to do with them? Then it hit me (duh).... they are perfect for bowl bases too--- just turn them over!
I have quite a few globe-bottoms that are about 1/3 of the globes... and was planning on (some day) making them into bowls as well. Perfect! Here's a mock-up of how it'd look. I think it's pretty eye-catching. Hopefully someone will want them. :)
|Bowl on coaster holder mockup|
I just love it when I can fully use items with little-to-no waste (up-cycling at it's best)!