Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Project 2009: Zombie Box

I love zombie movies. My first date with Brian, I made the poor guy watch Dawn of the Dead and Shaun of the Dead.

A while back I saw a photo of a glass case that held a fake shotgun that said "in case of zombies break glass" (click here for my original inspiration). Of course, I wanted one. However, they were a promotional item for a videogame. Plus, the shotguns were fake, not at all useful if zombies actually were going to attack.

I tried to see if I could buy one of those fire cases that hold fire extinguishers and fire blankets and just adapt it. Those boxes, it turns out, cost at least a hundred dollars. I decided to take matters into my own hands and build myself an emergency box to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.

I bought a frame for a few bucks from a discount store and hand painted the glass:

The objects surrounding the glass were part of my "cat deterrence system." Oddly it worked. Livia prefers to sit on my paper projects anyways.

I built a box out of lumber from the hardware store. The back of the box the back of a frame from the "as is" section of IKEA. The hooks are from IKEA too:

I spray painted the whole thing black and put the axe in it:

Yes, it is a real axe. I popped the photo frame and glass onto the front of the box and here's the finished product:

It is a couple feet tall, about a foot wide and 3 inches deep. I love it. No zombie will dare mess with me.
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Nicole said...

Just when I think you can't get any more awesome, you prove me wrong. This is fantastic.

Also, you have unusual hobbies.

pam copeland said...

very cool! thanks for the smile!!

witchypoo said...

Pretty inventive and cool! You can help me decorate for Halloween anytime.(Nicole's Mom)

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