Found Frame


After almost a year of living in my “no-longer-new” apartment, I finally got around to checking out my storage unit. Expecting an empty concrete floor, I was disappointed to find it full of junk from previous tenants of yesteryear. Peering closer, I noticed this frame peeking out from the rubble! Time to get a canvas and make a painting…

What are some things that you’ve found among someone else’s (or your own) discarded items?


The book press is finished!

Finally, I’ve finished fixing up the book press. You may remember her condition from this post back in January.

Here’s what she looked like then:


And after much experimenting with WD40, citrus based cleaners, rustoleum, and phosphoric acid, here’s what she looks like today, covered in two coats of clear satin polyurethane: