In which the Infamous Captain Sexypants does super exciting things with wood…

Displays in progress

The Infamous Captain Sexypants (who is now “The Infamous Captain Sexypants” instead of just plain “Captain Sexypants” for the purposes of this blog post because at Uptown Village Market people he’d never met before kept coming up to him and going, “Hey you are Captain Sexypants, aren’t you?” and calling out across the crowded fair, “HEY CAPTAIN SEXYPANTS! HEY!” and other such things, and then I had some splainin’ to do) is VERY handy with wood. And, as you can see, he also knows his way around a sander and a table saw.

These were a splintery 10′ 4×4 post, some banister caps and a board, just a few short days ago. Now they are satiny, deluxe, almost-finished jewelry displays of pure AWESOME.

Once they are all glued and screwed together, I’ll be priming, painting and distressing them. An undercoat of brown and an overlay of cream (probably with a crackle finish and some dry brushed gold), then we’ll be adding cup hooks. They’ll primarily be used to display my handspun yarns and handknit caps, but the shorter ones will do nicely to show off my stitch markers and maybe also some earring cards.

There will be a tutorial.

Tomorrow, I will be turning a set of 3 vintage looking frames into earring hangers and a necklace display using florist’s wire, a staple gun, cork and aida cloth.

And hey guess what? Probably there will be a tutorial.

In the very least, there will be pictures.

Thursday, we are going to go to Home Depot for boards and probably we will also stand around hemming and hawing about paint chips and flooring samples and pulling our hair while we look agonized at the million. freaking. choices.

Oh wait, that’s just me.

The Infamous Captain Sexypants will probably just look cool and calm and collected and point out the perfect shade of Martha Stewart fancy texture-able flat latex.

Because he’s good like that.

About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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2 Responses to In which the Infamous Captain Sexypants does super exciting things with wood…

  1. DataGoddess says:

    He didn’t know you call him Captain Sexypants?

    I mean, really, what else could you call him? It’s very descriptive!

    • Rainy says:

      Oh, he knows I call him that. I mean, I’ve called him that since the day we met. It’s just that he didn’t realize that I called him that here (everyone has a code name on the blog, after all) and that everyone who reads my blog knows him by that name. Not to mention, it seems to be catching on around Faire. And once, on a random movie lot. You know, these things snowball. You get a nickname, you don’t think much about it, then three years later thanks to the power of social media, you can’t walk down the street without someone shouting it at you…

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