I had a grand plan to have my media stored on a shelving system that hid the mounting hardware. Along with my efforts to find paint that was “IKEA White”, I thought my master plan was infallible. Most plans are up until the point you try to execute them. In order to cover the length of my wall, I needed three of these shelves to form a single row across the wall with the hopes of showcasing where all my money has gone. I put up two full rows of Lack shelves and when I stood back to admire my work I could sense a huge disturbance in the force. Unfortunately, the shelves are not precise enough to form a continuous unit. Trying to put all three shelves together would require additional hardware to keep things level and flush. In doing that, it would negate the whole ‘invisible shelving’ look I was going for. So, on to Plan B.
I remembered looking at IKEA’s Expedit bookcases during a previous walkabout and specifically that the cases themselves are deep enough to hold two DVD cases from front to back. If I went this route, I knew I would be wasting some real estate within each space, but the overall look, if I could pull it off, had some serious potential. So, off to IKEA we went this past Saturday morning. Arriving just as they opened and leaving 15 minutes later, it was time to put on my Bob the Builder hat.
OH YEA. My dad got a tattoo.
For the record I’m not against tattoos, I just never thought he would ever get one. When he told me he was actually going to go through with it, I wasn’t exactly Mr. Supportive. But after helping me unload my bookcases he drove off get tatted up. It goes all the way around his arm (no “quitter bands” for this guy) and honestly, it doesn’t look horrible. He’s turning 50 on September 2, so this is his way of celebrating a little early 🙂