PD Eye for the Real Guy

Life is on the grander side of things today; I just completed Phase One of my latest production [[interior]] design project.

Before:

After:

3 days' work in the can!

By far one of the best perks of this line of work-- film sets or *REAL LIVE* bedrooms-- is that the end result is visual. When the job is done, Cinderella is in her ballgown. It's especially impressive because you saw that raggedy-ass get up she was wearing before.

I mean really, Bonnie.

I mean really, Bonnie.

What you don't see is how everything goes down in between, and that's the third dimension of standing back and seeing the final product. The irony I've experienced is that the most visible/impressive aspects of a project usually require the least amount of time and effort. I didn't get  very good pictures of it-- for reasons I blame on exhaustion and the amount of sweat on my hands-- but the ceiling was the biggest wow-factor of this design. I strung nautical rope across the ceiling and hung long strips of burlap perpendicular, the end result being a fabulously cozy ship sails/grown-up blanket fort look. While this did take up a lot of time, it was one of the easiest parts of the project... but that new closet rod in the closet. MY GOD the closet rod. It took almost an entire day of driving back and forth and finding a suitable rod to install in there. Why? Various silly reasons, particularly that the closet was 73.5" wide instead of the generally-accepted-standard 72". The point being, who on SATURN could have predicted the amount of time it would take to nail that one small piece? And you won't hurt my feelings if you didn't even notice the new rod in the photos... it's almost always the little shit that nobody notices that takes the most time. I guess the idea is that you would only notice that lack of a curtain if I DIDN'T spend 45 minutes trying to hang it up.

Confound you, cloth of death!

Confound you, cloth of death!

*Yawn* It's lethargy time. Good night, and please applaud any complete sentences you may have read in this blog. It took a long time to write them, but you'd never know that by reading them.