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Saturday
Jun192010

Gordon

Say hi to the newest member of our family. His name is Gordon. He's 95cm tall, armless, fibreglass and just a little unsettling when you first set eyes on him. Actually it 's his eyes that freak me out the most but I love him still. I'm thinking drill a hole in his head, feed up some wiring through a hole in his foot (already there so I will only have to inflict pain on him once), a heavy base with pole to fit into the other foot where his old stand used to attach ... following me? ... and a lamp fitting on top of his head. Wack on a shade and we are ready to go. Maybe a dimmer switch. He's my next project. Okay I'm as weird as Gordon but you can't accuse me of being boring. I showed Kim before I bid on him and I can't print what she said ;P I imagine him sitting on this beautiful old rustic 16 drawer buffet I have with a large ornate mirror, an abstract painting leaning against it and some of my large WG pots as a counterbalance. Thanks to Katherine from The Old Boathouse for listing him on eBay! (The photos are hers. Think of them as befores.) Stay tune tomorrow I'll show you my other eBay and thrift shop finds.

Reader Comments (5)

heehee .... dimmer switch!

19 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Hasenauer

Wow, if a lamp is the first thing you thought of when you set eyes on Gordon, then ...just wow! I have to admit, he's very unsettling to look at, even after the first, second, or even third glance :-) but I'm definitely curious to see pics of him when you're done.

19 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShabana

Reminds me of the "leg lamp"!

19 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaz

I can't wait to see what you do with Gordon. I have a female "gordon" on a shelf in my garage I have never been able to do anything with-maybe this will get me moving on her!

19 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlojo

haha i probably don't have enough guts to keep it in my house, but nevertheless interesting find! you're funnnny :D

19 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbuuurrp

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