Today has been an especially trying day dealing with my lymphedema. My legs, ankles, feet, (and even hands and parts of my arms) are really swollen today...bad enough so that I cancelled going to Wednesday Morning with Joan and Leann (at Tuscan Cafe no less!) and postponed a fun late lunch/early dinner meet up with Joanne. Gah.
Needless to say, I haven't accomplished much today but I did get started on putting up those pesky shelves I have been wanting to put up. Then ones that will re-home and display my vinyl toys.
So -- shelves! Well, shelf...one shelf.
I ended up going back to my original plan for the long train shelf. I hung it under the medicine cabinet in my studio bathroom -- I will actually get to SEE my train all the time! Here are the photos from today.
|The train still in the big display case -- the stupid I-am-not-particularly-fond-of-but-that-fits-the-space-and-it-doesn't-really-matter-because-I-can't-replace-so-I-need-to-keep-it display case.|
|The other vinyl toys on the top shelf of the display case -- I hope I have enough new shelf space for them all.|
|Where the shelf and train are going -- and yes, the back splash thing does dip down in the middle.|
|Using Art-o-mat blocks to determine a good height for the shelf under the medicine cabinet...and using the giraffe guy to gauge how tall the shelf needs to be.|
|Getting to work.|
|Adding the L-shaped corner bracket things.|
|Leveling the shelf because it sure doesn't look even...but I know the board isn't totally flat, either.|
|Ta-daaa -- level-ness achieved!|
|The train! No matter which direction I face the train, some guys will not be looking towards the viewer.|
|This guy -- the dragon guy -- is what made me love this toy series.|
|Some more passengers.|
|This section of the passengers is my favorite -- the shark brothers, the guy with the broken arm, and the bat guy.|
|Another favorite -- this fine fellow is bringing up the rear.|
Whew -- I am so happy this is finally done!
The train is "Rollin' Stock" a mini series of toys designed by Kid Acne for kidrobot in 2009. Click the links to find out more about Kid Acne and kidrobot and the series. I am SO in love with these guys and it was very hard to track down a couple of the passengers (which is why I have duplicates of some -- then I resorted to eBay) but I am so thrilled to have them all. Of all of the collectible blind box toys I have purchased over the last few years, this is my absolute all-time never-ever-get-tired-of-them set.