"Your closer to Heaven in the Church Basement-"
Well Readers, I've been at it again...
Church Basement Ladies is a show set in 1964- 1967 about four Lutheran women and pastor in their sacred Church Kitchen. What I have loved about the set of this show is that I had the responsibility of creating a pre- 1965 Kitchen and all the little details to go with it!
My Projects included -
Finding a Vintage stove
Finding a vintage fridge
Finding a Vintage deep freeze
designing a 1950's "dated" kitchen from the studs up
gathering scads of things to put in said kitchen!
(A hot mess, I know, but in a weeks time...)
(A welcoming collective kitchen)
This is a little known show, but usually ends up being a hit wherever its put on, I am very proud to say that our production is the FIRST EVER to sport two tone pink and gray walls with an off white wainscoting, along with this particular floor layout. I love the way the colors turned out all soft pastels really warm the set up and make it feel more like Grandma's kitchen rather than a set. Other productions have the kitchen in pastel blue, green, or yellow but ours is the very first to claim the color pink and make it work! I could go on and on about the things I found and used on set, but I feel this pictures say it all, click on them to make them larger and look closer!
(Stage Right )
I love about this set was the challenge it posed in finding all vintage appliances. I posted about scoring the 1946 stove for $25.00, The 1954 fridge came in the same week as a Craigslist find for $135 and a trip to Bowie TX.
been up to my elbows in scrubbed 70+ year grime off almost everything that's on set, and painted to look like new just about anything that would stand still long enough.
It too was well loved, but as you can see in the picture it cleaned up nice with a fresh coat of paint!
The more authentic the applainces were, the more the kitchen really became a kitchen and not just a set!
(The Kitchen island slightly Off Center Stage)
(This corner is my favorite, I love the ivy plates on the pink wall)
(The Set Team/ Cast/ Crew Heather, Abbie, Spencer, Lara, Bryson, Sheldon, Holly, Katie, Myself & Cindy)
Of course the finished product wont not have been possible with out the team! I also owe a HUGE thanks to Larry and Bryson for working down to the wire and hanging doors and putting up the wainscot for me to paint! Chalk another show up to success, now we just wait for the review!