the great chair project

July 26, 2015

After a year of watching my poor chair slide into decrepitude — I am abusive to work chairs and it was true decrepitude, I could not sit in that office chair anymore without physical pain and also had to place witty throws on the chair when guests came over to camouflage the tragedy — and contacting the company that made the chair Zuo Modern Furniture asking for a way to purchase a new chair seat over and over and over again, I gave up. Not on the chair. On the company.

There were two choices left. Buy the chair new all over again. Which I am so opposed to. Or fix the chair.

Ahhh!

Here’s my pretty chair starting out.

chair_before_the_frenzy

I do not know how other people take on these projects, but I like to leave myself markers and directions. [BETTER directions than Ikea has ever sent me in this lifetime, BTW, God Dammit, Ikea, you need better directions!] Like, um, postits. Yay!

chair_arms

Right, left, these will be important details later.

chair_base

Also once you have taken the poor chair apart, if you want to put it back together again, I have this thing about a post it to remind myself which end is the back. [If you have never tried to put something together and done it backwards, well you have never been working off Ikea directions or you just did not have Max Adams sassy pink post it helpers. Bummer for you.]

chair_back

Tragically now that is all that is really left of my pretty chair. Ahhh!

chair_removing_from_base

After the arms are gone, taking that baby apart, oh nos!

chair_removingfrombase2

It’s just you and me, Baby. Say good-bye to those legs.

chair_base_before_canvas_removal

Ahh, no legs! But look at the pretty canvas base!

chair_leather_begin

Oops, pretty canvas base gone!

chair_leather_peel1

What other horrible indignities will I inflict on this chair?

chair_padding

Okay pretty big ones. Look at me exposing that foam.

chair_wood_broad

Ah! And now wood!

Really it all came down though to needing to know how they layered that damn foam.

Got it.

Also I have to sew a new leather cover.

New chair base to come.

Yay!

 


*Also screw you Zuo Modern Furniture peeps that made me put together fifty documents and photos every time I called in wanting a new chair base and went radio silent every time. SIX. TIMES. I hate that I love your chair so much I am going to save it anyway.

 

good travels, sol

July 26, 2015

 

david and sol feldthouse

From left to right, brothers David Feldthouse & Sol Feldthouse performing.

 

My cousin Sol left us on July 24th, 2015.

It will be a sadder world for the lack of him.

Good travels wherever your next journey takes you Sol.

I love you.

 

my cousin sol

July 23, 2015

Sol_1_txt Sol_2_txt Sol_3_txt

Sol Feldthouse left us July 24th, 2015

office_charlie

Office art is up! Yay! Yay! Yay!

[Yeah yeah yeah, you’re saying, Hey Max! Why so late and where is the piece of furniture that goes under the office art? Quit it. Head injury after move in. I’m all proud I can hang art on a straight line. The furniture comes later ya bastards. And look, ohh, ahh, pretty! Yay!]

Taking off the accident weight.

 

max_hair_july_7_2015

 


To truly get the significance of this post, you would have to know about things like the December accident. Which, if you don’t know, well, forget it, you don’t really need to. Just admire the hair, dammit! Yay!

 


Who is responsible for that spiffy Max hair???:

Kate Leatherwood at Last Satellite Salon

 

 

You knew it would not end with SeeMaxRun, right? Of course not. The real goal was to vevamp the AFW site I just got sidetracked along the way.  So now AFW is revamped. It is a work in progress but it is coming together. Stop by and tell me what you think.

 

afw_revamp_screenshot

 

 

seemaxrun.com

So for no reason other than sometime around 2 AM the other night I didn’t feel like reading one more script I went on a rampage and took apart seemaxrun and rebuilt it. I think it’s pretty — of course I like lots of white. It’s not done yet, either, but the bones are there. What do you think? http://seemaxrun.com

confederate flag parade!

June 29, 2015

 

 

july classes

June 28, 2015

 

white_chairs          July classes are —

 

Around the corner. I could tell you about them but I think I am coddling you too much. You could totally look these up on your own but instead I spend all my time posting about them everywhere on the internet and have to get fat pants.

That is too wrong. So. Instead —

I am going to post three links.

If you are lucky, you will hit a link that takes you to classes. If not? It will take you, um, somewhere else.

Ooh. Mystery!

Good luck, sports fans.

 

:::DOOR NUMBER ONE:::
:::DOOR NUMBER TWO:::
:::DOOR NUMBER THREE:::

 

 

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