***UPDATE! THESE DO NOT WORK WITH BILLY BOOKCASES*** So you know how Ikea (or any prefab) cabinets & bookcases have all those shelf holes for allowing you to move your shelves around willy nilly? They're super useful, but they leave unsightly dark holes that clearly give your shelving unit away as not being custom built. I...Read More
El Granto always wanted a bar. Not just any bar, but a man’s bar. One to hold bourbon and cigars, mustaches and testosterone. One that smelled like rich mahogany and leather bound books. We were at Aberfoyle Antique Market one Sunday when El Granto spied a vintage Hi-Fi cabinet. It was solid wood, had two doors on the...Read More
I enjoy having internet, hell without it I wouldn't be posting this. However I hate all the technology required for it. Wifi cable modem, router, cables, wires...yuck. They are always a tangled mess of blinking lights and ugly plastic. So what do you do about it? Make friends with some cigar smokers (thanks El Granto...Read More
As our office is actually our third bedroom, it conveniently had a closet. A closet was the perfect place to store all the not so pretty office essentials. i.e. paper, cd's, printer, El Granto'sRead More
ugly utilitarian college filing cabinet, as well as some oversize items that take up a lot of space in our own...
A long long time ago, when El Granto & I moved in together, El Granto was still in school, I had just graduated and was working my first big kid job. We had no money, ate copious amounts of pasta and potatoes, and spent what was left on (cheap) beer. Needless to say our furniture consisted...Read More
We needed a desk for the office. We loved old bankers desks, and lovely chunky vintage desks, but we had one problem. Whatever desk we wanted in the office needed to be able to fit up our tiny staircase, or be hefted up and over our second floor deck. Otherwise it needed to be assembled...Read More
The office light was originally a Ikea Erbium ceiling light that the moment a truck drove by would shake and rattle so hard you thought it was going to explode and rain glass down on your head. [caption id="attachment_659" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Ikea Erbium Light[/caption] Not only was the...Read More