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Nov 19, 2011

The Prototypes. Prototypy.

Although sometimes I let myself dream about it, I have never had(and most probably will never have;)) a house with a private pool. But who would dare to stop me from dreaming about my own pool with my own comfy deck chairs and long lazy days with a book in my hand, for example? Private holidays all year long....

But since I can't have them - both the pool and deck chairs - in 1:1 scale life I just might try to make me a small deck chair.;) Looks easy!
But it wasn't.
Below you see the first trial. Made of coffee stirrers. Bad shape, the back part is much too short and the whole thing is really too fragile. And be glad you can't see how the fabric looks like under the deck chair....;) BUT the back you can set in three positions!


Thought it over. Used a wood this time. Still not satisfied yet....again because of the way I struggled with fabric... But looks more solid, the back is easy to set too.

What do you think about my prototypes?

Czasem marzy mi się dom z basenem a przy nim wygodne leżaki. Ponieważ wizja ta pozostaje li tylko w swiecie moich marzeń, postanowiłam zrobić sobie chociaż jeden prywatny i do tego zabieralny w każdą podróż leżaczek w skali 1:12. Na razie to tylko prototypy, bo wciąż nie jestem z nich zadowolona. Pierwszy zrobiony jest z mieszadełek do kawy. Oparcie jest za krótkie w stosunku do całosci, ale za to z możliwoscią ustawienia w 3 pozycjach. Drugi leżak jest już zrobiony z drewna, więc nieco solidniejszy, góra również ruchoma, ale wciąż nie jestem z niego zadowolona. I wciąż niestety walczę z materiałami.:( A jak Wam się podobają moje prototypy?

40 comments:

Ascension said...

Ewa, yo pienso que esa tumbona es una verdadera maravilla, perfecta para tenderse y leer un libro
mirando como pasa la tarde. me encanta-
besitos ascension

CWPoppets said...

I like the sleek and modern look of it.
Christine

The Old Maid said...

Muchisimas gracias Ascension! Yes, lying and readng would be a perfect thing to do on this chair;) Happy you like it! Besitos!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Christine! I don't think I would know how to make older version of them. LOL! Hugs

Michelle said...

At first I thought was real life scale, so that showed just how good it was! Then you critised it! lol It's fab and VERY life like! :o)))

Michelle xxx

The Old Maid said...

LOL! Thank you very very much, Michelle! I would never ever think it looks like a real one!LOL again;) You are way too nice for me!
Hugs

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Very Good! Now go relax by the pool with a good book :)

Hugs,
Victoria

The Old Maid said...

It's a perfect idea, Victoria;D Thank you so much!
Hugs to you:)

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

Your chair is amazing..and it works! The part of my brain that figures out technical problems does not work...so I greatly admire your skills to build such a realistic prototype! love, Rose

Eliana said...

Enjoy the sunshine in this wonderful deck chair! ;)

Janice said...

I think you have done a great job!

BiWuBär said...

Flutterby asked me to tell you he would like to flutter by, make himself comfy in that gorgeous deck chair and hope for a honey milk - he would never miss the pool... (LOL) It REALLY doesn't look like a prototype or a first attempt, your chair looks fantastic. Now make yourself a pool to make your dream come true in 1:12! ;O)

Greetings
Birgit

Maria Ireland said...

I think they are both perfect :) Just right for relaxing with a good book.
Hugs Maria

Daydreamer said...

AHHHH! What a relaxing place! I don't need the pool.... (too cold here now!)..... But I can bring a book and my tea and relax here for hours, okay?
I think your chaise is VERY nice Ewa! But I know how the creator always sees the flaws.... so if you see any you can keep on making prototypes! Your "guests" will all be happy reading their books...... and dreaming... ! :)

The Old Maid said...

Rose, thank you so much! It means a lot! As you know I admire your talents endlessly! Hugs to you:)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Eliana! Happy you like it! Although the weather is not suitable for relaxing by the pool now.

The Old Maid said...

Janice, thank you so much!:) Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Dear, dear,Flutterby!:) Thank you so much, Brigit!:)
Happy you both like it!;D Don't know about that pool yet, may not have enough space for it here.;D
Hugs to both of you!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you very much, Maria! So glad you like them both!:)Hugs

dale's dreams said...

I think they look great! :)

The Old Maid said...

You are welcome, Betsy! Anytime!:) Yes, yes, here it is also too cold for the pool already, but the tea would be a perfect choice.;D
Thank you so much! For sure I will work on these prototypes still. Maybe, in more than 20 years I will make a prototype I will be happy with..;D
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Thank you, Dale! It means a lot to me!:)

Fabiola said...

Beautiful! They are perfect.
Bye Faby

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much, Faby! You are way too kind! Hugs

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

I LOVE your prototypes, The Old Maid! Thank you for sharing your dreams and your prototypes. I like what you came up with very much! :-)

Christel Hutson said...

wonderful work Ewa. xoxo Christel

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Olaf-Obrenski said...

Kathy said, "Oh, you mean it's a miniature? I thought it was real" (she really did say that). We have not seen a lounge chair like that before, where did you get the original idea?

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Jenn! I am so happy you like them!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Christel! Happy you like them!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Kathy and Tim! This is so great to read you could actually think it is real!
I saw this lounge chair in one of our interior design magazines.:)Originally it has two wheels instead of the first pair of legs but I haven't found right wheels for it yet;)

Flor said...

Aquí en México les decimos "camastros" Y el tuyo está fantástico ¡me encanta Ewa!!!!
Un abrazo
Flor

The Old Maid said...

Muchisimas gracias, Flor!Happy you like it!
Hugs

Arestrea said...

Chociaż nie jesteś do końca zadowolona z efektu końcowego, to leżaczki już fajnie się prezentują:) A ciągłe zmagania z materiałami dają świetne efekty:)

The Old Maid said...

Bardzo Ci dziękuję! Niestety materiały wciąż pozostają bardzo oporne na pracę ze mną...Oj przydał by mi się kurs intensywnego krawiectwa...;D

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Olaf-Obrenski said...

Hey Old Maid ~ Kathy never recieved your email. We sent another email for you to reply.

The Old Maid said...

Hope it comes this time;)

Flor said...

ÜÜÜÜ Otro abrazo Jeje
Flor

Sans! said...

It is wet and humid here but all year round, you can laze at a pool in Singapore ;). I see you also have not replied to my email huh ? :) No pressure of course , just teasing you , Ewa!

Ok, about that deck chair of yours, get ready to start a factory, lady! Furniture factory! These days, I really look forward to coming by and see your latest invention. Of course, I have always loved being here but I can see you are now onto another phase of your work and getting so good at it too.

I was just reminiscing our version of a traditional canvas folding bed that an uncle of ours had . In fact I was just asking my dad if they still sell it here in Singapore! It looked and worked just like a vintage wooden folding stool with canvas seat except it is the size of a camp bed. Your deck chair looked just as comfy, Ewa :)

The Old Maid said...

Besos Flor!!:D

The Old Maid said...

Do you know I missed your comments, dear Sans? I know you are working hard, still...;)
Thank you so much!
Ohhh I am so curious about that canvas folding bed! Wish I could see it!:)
More in my email soon;D