News from the ‘hook.

It has been awhile since we’ve blogged, but that’s because we went on a week long expense paid vacation to Guatemala and didn’t really have time to deal with The Pinhook in all of its glory.

Sike. We’ve been a mite busy painting, buying mismatched furniture, hounding permit people, painting, building the floor, hauling out scrap materials, and painting. Nick Hawthorn Johnson let us borrow his paint sprayer, which in turn allowed us to paint the entire bar in less than 4 days. It’s now a rich, shocking and otherwise loud fire-engine red, cut by a deep gray brown for trim and pillars. It looks like… it looks like the most ecstatic hi-five you’ve ever experienced. We got the paint from Paul at the Common Ground paint store on 324 Geer Street. It’s a really great place to grab paint that’s non-toxic so that you don’t die while breathing, and/or painting. Note to self. Aesthetics – usually not worth dying for. We got so into painting that Liz turned to me after the perfect paint job and in utter seriousness said, “Kym, we work really well together. We should totally start some kind of business.” I guess non-toxic paint fumes can still get you high.

Dave Rogers is really kickin’ toot on the bar. He’s welding several miscellaneous metal shards together. In the pictos below you can see some of the progress. It’s art people, it takes time. You can also see outt’s collage comin’ along nicely as well.

There are several more characters that we’ve worked with too. My personal goal of getting pictures with everyone of them has not been achieved. People like Garry from Modern Metal Studios – our awesome sign designer that has amazing hair, Amhad of Graduate Painting- the guy that painted our facade with a paint brush old school style, Nancy – the woman that we bought the couch we appropriately named Nancy from… And by the way she has an old Buffalo Bus from the 70’s with bunks that was used by her gospel group for touring (ahem trekky kids, need another fly ride?) and that guy from guitar center. I’ll tell that story in person.

We did want to do a blog entry about the multiple injuries that we’ve all incurred while working on this project and the few times that each of us have almost bit it, quite literally, during this venture, but it ain’t over yet so we best not be jinxing ourselves.

Aside from spending the last few days in respirator masks feeling like we just crawled out of some bad B-Movie you’d watch at Eric Ward’s house, there are two bits of news I’d like to share with you.

1. Rochelle Woodward from Row Design Studios(WWW.ROWDESIGNSTUDIOS.COM) has almost completed our website. Lookie here: http://www.thepinhook.com

2. We’re having a “so you said you wanted to help and you really meant you’d like to work a little and party a little more” gathering on Thursday at 7pm at The Pinhook. We’ll provide beer. RSVP using a comment or by emailing us at thepinhook (at) gmail.com and let us know iffin you’re coming so we can have enough cheap/amazing booze for us all.

kym and co


4 Responses to “News from the ‘hook.”

  1. September 30, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    So close I can smell it! (or is that the paint fumes?)

  2. October 16, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    yeah hook! Did you know you’re like 5th on the Google search if I enter “pinhook” ? Amazin. I’m so happy you’re having the steampunk night. Sad to miss it though. Save us some steam and french fries.

    ox ox

  3. October 19, 2008 at 7:09 am

    how are you all involved with the pinhook, who was opening originally, and prematurely??

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