I've finally gotten back on the horse as far as regular posting, but I want to show off one of the things that had kept me from posting recently. I certainly don't have many cards that others can be jealous of, but I do have one thing that I can be proud of. It's my baby. My man cave. The one room of the house that is all mine.
Oh yeah, no garage is complete without a VT-covered grill and a sweet ping-pong table. The other thing to note in this picture is the beatiful epoxy floor. If you haven't epoxied your floor, you are missing out. It can be done in a weekend, is pretty cheap, is very durable and is easy. I went with gray base and black/white/blue paint flecks. It looks awesome with the black/gray/white/blue ping-pong table.
The do-it-yourselfers out there are saying, "hey, is that a mini-workshop?", and the alcoholics are saying, "is that a bar?. I am saying, "yes my children, those are God's greatest Man-ventions: liquor and power tools."
Don't worry, I've provided more detailed photos:
Yes, workshop essentials: router table and cabinet with locking casters, work bench with mounted miter saw, custom work bench with replaceable MDF top and baby drill press (yes that's a foam Hokie head), portable table saw, anti-fatigue work mat, Craftsman stool, and all of the fixings within arm's reach.
I got that swank-ass bar for $25 at the thrift store when I was in college. Greatest. purchase. ever. The thing has been through hell (haha, aka college), yet the leather is still in pristine shape. I also have a matching minifridge behind it (with a padlock, because college kids are sheisty). Here's the lowdown: Sitting on the bar are MY bottle of Jim Beam, MY glass, and MY glass coaster. For friends, there is a handle of Beam on the fridge along with cork coasters and plastic cups. What can I say, like the sign on the wall says, it's MY bar. Beer drinkers will find a solid selection in the fridge, a complement of koozies, and a set of Guinness pint glasses if you prefer a full pour. The other essentials can be found behind the bar: towels, flasks, shot glasses, shaker, blender, regular bottle opener, VT bottle opener that plays the fight song, and a half-empty bottle of Fighting Cock left over from college (I say half empty because there is no optimism when you get to the Fighting Cock). During football season, you can usually find a bottle of Wild Turkey for saluting the Hokies. I should also note the decor to the left, which is made up of my antique tool collection (I promise to have another tools of the trade post soon).
Any sissies reading this are probably wondering, "but where do you park your car?" Your Prius may be too afraid of the dark to sleep outside, but my truck lives with the wolves.
Of course, admission is free, donations are accepted, and ping-pong is mandatory. I do caution you, though, there isn't much I take more seriously than ping-pong.