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Jimmy Buffett Quote

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Well, I'm still here. Didn't have to go to rehab, and I'm not broke -- Jimmy Buffett

Custom Bronze Kidrobot Homer Simpson 8"

Kidrobot recently had a store-wide sale, and I picked up the Silver Homer Simpson Buddha. I already had the normal color version, and wanted to do something special with the silver:

So I decided to go with a tradition bronze. I did a gray primer, then used Modern Masters Metal Effects Bronze Paint and then finished with the Black Patina. I went a little overboard with the Patina:

So I put another coat of Bronze Paint on it, and little-to-no Black Patina Aging Solution and it came out great!

Hacked IKEA Lack Side Table into Lego Minifigure Display Wall Art

This is a commission for a friend, for her son's Christmas present.

I started with IKEA's Lack Side Table in High Gloss White ($12.99 plus tax)

I bought 46 White Lego Bricks, 2 x 4 (part 3001) from for $.195 each ($8.78 plus shipping)

For the spacing, I came in 1/2" from the side, and used 4" spacing from the left side of each brick. The bottom of the bricks on the top row are 3" below the top of the Lack, and I used the same vertical spacing. This gives me 42 "shelves" to display Lego Minifigs. (I bought extra bricks in case of a mixup with the epoxy--which I did have!).

I used a level and painters tape to make sure my lines were straight, and I made marks on the painters tape to indicate where the bricks would line up

I used JB Weld 2 Part Epoxy to affix the bricks to the table top. I placed the bricks quickly, and pulled up the tape as I went, so I didn't have any blue painters tape permanently affixed to the table top.
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