Saturday, December 29, 2012

Old McKennan Cook

A special Thanks to my homie McKennan Cook for modeling for my second old man shoot!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Metal Christmas Tree A Product of 86 Things!

17 antique silver platters and other old metal pieces, stacked biggest to smallest forming a christmas tree! Hope you like it and feel free to steal this idea if you want to use this as a easy centerpiece or table top tree. Also the platters can be lined with cookies or candy and the top can have a candle in it for some extra touches.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Table Design

Well nothing says the end of thanksgiving like getting ready for Christmas! Here is my lastest table design for Christmas!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Asheville Studio Room

This is my new art studio room in Asheville, NC. This is where 86 Things creations are made. I know that the Studio 86 Blog has been slow since May due to a lot of life changes happening all at once but now that things are calming down I will be making more and posting more. Please feel free to follow and share this blog as well as write comments and give suggestions or ideas for things for 86 Things to create. Thanks so much for supporting, viewing, and sharing Studio 86 and 86 Things. so now check our these photos of my creative space, its got a lot going on but Things inspire me so I surround my workspace with inspiring things. 
                                                                                              - Thanks, Zach McDonald 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Young Woman with Short Hair!

This is a drawing slash painting I did of a young woman with short hair. It is done with acrylic and graphite on water color paper. 

Drawings From When I Was In Art School...

These are some drawings I did in school 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Studio 86 Update

Have you missed seeing the random things that come out of Studio 86? Some people have been asking what has happened and where my posts went? Well just so everyone knows 86 Things and Studio 86 are gonna come back in full force in October, maybe a few posts before then, but keep an eye out for the new ideas looks and all kinds of creative THINGS... 86THINGS.COM

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Video About 86 Things

86 Things - Zach McDonald from Brandan Roberts on Vimeo.

This is a video telling a little more about my business 86 Things.
Special Thanks to Brandan Roberts who made this whole project possible. So take a look and then check out a few new changes on the website And please share this video with your friends so that there is a face and a voice behind all the random artwork that I have been spreading all over the internet. Thanks so much for all who are fans and supporters of 86 Things and Studio 86 the blog, your support helps a lot. Also quick heads up Studio 86 will be putting out a quarterly magazine so be on the look out for how to subscribe online. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ode To The Vickster (My Mom)

MOM, I decided to use a way you are for sure to see my mothers day card to you, and you get it in time, and so i am using Facebook ha ha 
So here it is for my embarrassment and yours my Ode To My Mother the Vickster... 

This Mothers Day I thought I would showcase how well you did with raising me and Whitni... First of all, you gave us drive to be anything we wanted to be, take for example here where we were for a while (or at least a day) an astronaut and a police officer.

You also also allowed us to explore our creativity even when it did not make since (why does my idea of a bee have a mustache?) (We loved grandma Ted, but apples for Halloween are a huge let down).

You raised us so perfect that even our fights were fun and enjoyable!

But most of all you taught us how to be Classy! (mmmmm funnel cake) 

So Mom thanks for being the Classy Lady you are, with the best children in the world! Mothers day would not be a day for you if it was not for us. So thanks for having us. Thanks for setting me and Whitni up for success by being such a great parent and example. Whitni and I owe you a lot for growing us into the people we are today, Hard working, creative, classy people Just like you the Vickster (mom)!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Antique Roll Top Desk

This is a set up I did to showcase that you don't have to spend a lot to get a good look. This entire setup including the roll top desk cost $36.50. If you need me to help you stage your space with stuff you already have at your house or business or to go and get some unique pieces to give your space some decor details, contact me for a free consult at or email me at 
or call 321-279-2912. 

Photographed by Zach McDonald

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Small Bench Couch ReDo

This is the final couch shoot complete with pillows below is the before shot

This is the bench before I upholstered and painted it. after I stripped all the fabric and padding off it, this was an awesome small bench but had been flood damaged and the fabric and padding was ruined. I took the padding and fabric off then i redid the seat with new padding and then a quilted fabric and then left a very raw finish on it leaving the exposed plywood back and an unfinished edge on the upholstery. 

Here you can see the plywood back that I chose to leave exposed as well as the arms. 

These last two gives you a look at the leg color and the unfinished edge I did with the upholstery, as well as the detailing with the upholstery nails to give some design. 

due to good deals on fabric and getting the original bench at the thrift store, the cost was very cheap for a unique, one of a kind piece of furniture. price of bench $10.00, cost of materials $35.00, total cost $45.00