The Waller and Steiner Head Space
It started with part of an Ikea desk, a can of spray-on chalkboard, and a dream.
Once there was a plan, we needed a saw. We spent some time wishing for a jigsaw, but the gods were stingy, so we bought Ace hardware's cheapest, awesomest saw. Then the real work began:
Once we had our piece of not-quite-wood with a face-hole in it, it was time to put the "chalk" in "chalkboard", and the "black" in "blackboard".
Laura made a fantastic plaque:
And then we spent a few days praying for less rain.
Once the skies cleared, we applied the finishing touches.
We took our trusty battery-powered drill on down to Waller and Steiner, put in some furtive screws, and savored the results:
After a celebratory drink, we stopped by again, and Sam modeled the lone addition of the Thursday-night public:
03/06/09 - Someone replaced our X-Treme skateboarder with a crazy dancer, and the "furry" got a few text additions: "I love LISA", "BRILLIANT THANK", and "Hi Mom" (not pictured). We also added an eraser. At first we skipped this because we didn't want to leave a rag or felt eraser that'd get disgusting (this is still the rainy season). In a moment of caffeine-fueled zen, Laura realized we could leave a sponge!
More pictures added, taken over the last few days. Highlights include someone's hip cat drawing, Sean realizing his dream of drawing Godzilla on the chalkboard (room to do this was the
criterion for head-hole placement), our completion of public efforts to remove a promotional sticker some jerk put on it, a complimentary stencil placed nearby (by someone else), and finally, Lara, in form of mermaid.