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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Mr. Handyman

I was up early yesterday, implimenting a massive reorganization and de-cluttering of my den. Those are relative terms. It wasn't really that bad. I am not a slob.

But I did need more shelving in the closet. So I took out the flimsy wire shelves that were here when we moved in, and I rolled up my sleeves and got to work.

It's a big job, building full length shelves. And as you know, I consider myself quite handy around the house. You have got to have the right materials and tools for the job.

It didn't take as long as I figured. I guess when you're a friggin' talented as me, you just "get in the zone", as we handy types like to say.

Watcha think?
Yep. I used old boards and cinder blocks. No nails, no levels, no brackets, no table saw, no screwdrivers, no nuthin'.

Old boards and cinder blocks. I call my design style "Early College Dorm".

Now if I could just find a couple of milk crates. That would really pull the theme together...

18 Comments:

Blogger Lori said...

Fabulous job!!

How many milk crates do you need? I have a connection.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Trinette said...

The bottom row of bricks doesn't match the others. That will never do!

6:50 AM  
Blogger Trinette said...

I meant to say blocks, not bricks. Duh!

6:51 AM  
Blogger Belle said...

Awesome! I had an acid flashback for a minute.

7:05 AM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Looks like you're a natural "MacGyver" type. Well done!

7:08 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Hey, it works, don't it??? :)

7:52 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Lori--Hmmm...let me count how much crap I need to display...

Trinette--I think it's the picture that's crooked. Ansel Adams I'm not!

Belle--Hmm...BIG surprise :)

CanadianSwiss--It's sturdy, that's for sure!

Stacy--Damn right!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

Is there a papasan chair outside the frame and an ottoman made out of pizza boxes? Because THAT would really tie the room together.

8:51 AM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

Finally a handy man with my shelf building skills. Job well done Mr. Fab!!

9:03 AM  
Blogger Gary J. Wood said...

Sorry, dude, I'm keeping my milk cartons. Besides, they're Canadian ones. They wouldn't fit. They're metric, you know.

9:07 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

You are crazy Brad! But I already knew that. BTW I'm more crazy than you.... heh heh...

10:07 AM  
Blogger June Cleaver's Revenge said...

Hey, it works, I'm not going to knock it!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Amber--Good point. I'm off to the furniture stores...

Beady and June--You ladies have an eye for old world craftsmanship!

Gary--Stupid metric milk crates...

MP--I think it's a sliding scale, my dear...

11:51 AM  
Blogger Jozee said...

My daughter wants shelves in her closet . I'll be showing her these.
;-)

4:17 PM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

I'm with everybody who said~hey, it works!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Clo said...

Yes,...
... a good job....
though...
I'm not sure...
...where does those cinder blocks come from... aren't you afraid of ... you know... those creepy insects that looks like YEECH!... the name in english is as digusting as the one in french "cloporte"... woodlouse! Those are the only insects I'm afraid of... YEECH!

Anyway, if there is no insect, it's a good job.
So, the milk crates, what colour?

BTW are you saying that metric is stupid or that metric milk crates are stupid? We could have a very philosophical conversation about that! :O)

9:02 PM  
Blogger Ocean said...

Hey now that looks like my kind of building. I made some shelves out of 1ft by 2ft cardboard boxes one time. Looked good at for a few months,then they started to sag. Hubby felt sorry for me and built me some out of wood :)

11:36 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Jozee--Careful now, I am in the process of patenting this design...

Pissy--Right on! If it works, it rocks!


Clo--Cinder block bugs? Oh dear. Someone get Clo the right medication...Oh, and I am sure your metric milkcrates are fine *backing away slowly*...

Ocean--Yeah, the wooden ones might hold up a little longer :)

5:16 AM  

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