Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Psycho Killer.

Qu'est-ce que c'est?
Why, it's tape.

Flashback: there was a house next door to our old apartment, where they never opened the shades or doors, and we never saw the people. For, like, 7 years. (Though they once stole our recycling bin). Our old roommate used to say they were "making skin quilts in there". So we called them the Skin Quilt People.

Fast forward: last year we drove past this lonely door on the side of the road, kind of near the new neighborhood. I've always had a thing for these old, classic storm-door style things, so we grabbed it. Turns out, it will be perfect down cellar where we need as many windows and mirrors as possible to move light around.

But first - the tape. What kind of crazy, Skin Quilt person did this? In case you can't see, there is masking tape on both sides of every single window pane in this door. What's more, the tape on one side is oriented horizontally, whereas on the other side it's vertical. And perfect. Someone spent some time on this thing - perfectly overlapping each piece of tape.

I can think of only three explanations (feel free to add!):
  1. Paranoid.
  2. Drug dealer.
  3. Skin quilt-making psycho killer.
We don't really have hurricanes around here, so that's not a possibility. There's over $20 of masking tape on this damn thing. Seriously - never heard of a CURTAIN? Or SPRAY PAINT?

But then again, I must be nuts too because I peeled it all off. (Hint: hot water, dish soap, razor scraper. That's all it takes).

It's a freaking awesome door, though. I'm currently stripping the crappy paint off and we'll do it up nicely as a bathroom door for the cellar. Thanks, Psycho Killer.


Leslie @ NE Portland Bungalow said...

Too weird! But a good score, either way!

Joe J. Ernst said...

A bathroom door? You're probably going to need to obscure the glass a little. Maybe you could try putting some masking tape on the glass. ;-)

sarah said...

Very funny, Joe. We are going to put some frosted window film on it - we tried the spray-on kind before and it doesn't last well. So kind of like tape - but, umm, cooler.

Chris said...

Nice find. Weird tape though. The "crazy lady" on the street where I would grow up obscured all of the views into her windows with gum wrappers. Thousands of tiny Juicy Fruit and Wrigley's wrappers were taped across all of her windows. At least the look was colorful.

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