Monthly Archives: March 2013

Um banquinho e um violão…

Pierre started playing electric guitar. More precisely, practicing electric guitar. It was a long time passion and I was very happy to give him his first guitar. I was just not aware that they are related to rabbits and this one guitar become three… We are almost a family band! So, along with the guitars it comes the accessories, or whatever this stuff is called, like amplifiers, pedals, cables… and a stool. We are not yet finished with the musical side of the office, but the stool is done!

It started with a couple of dollars piece that Pierre got at the thrifty store, and a leather jacket I got at the same place some days later. Some spray paint, staples and a little time, and here we go. Before and after.

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I have also, sort of, finished the “bookshelf”. My original plan was to make it out of wood boxes, but the boxes I was thinking were not available and I didnt find any alternative. So I decided to make my own boxes.. I made the project, got the wood cut at Home Depot, stained, nailed and oiled the boxes.

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And now we have the bookshelf!


We are just waiting to fully dry and books are coming back soon.

Almost there, almost there!


Fizemos a luz!


Well, plans never work, right? So.. the plan was to finish the office before I had to start working again. I didn’t finish. And I started to work again, in a partially-ready office. That means we have half of the office stuff in the living room. A radio being restored in the kitchen. And we didn’t have light…

But now this is solved!

Remember the fixture that was there before? I really really didn’t like it.


But I didn’t have any new one in view. So I decided to make me one simple fixture. I grabbed some basic materials and in couple hours we “assembled” and installed it.


Nice! Back soon – I hope – to show the new bookshelves (also DIY) and some other little details that are coming together.