Thursday, October 05, 2006

Lovely Images, Part VIII: Period Perfection

Once upon a blog, Howard strung together a series of blogposts titled "Lovely Images."

As a refresher, there was:
Lovely Images, Part I, a photo and plan from the work of Not So Big House author and architect Sarah Susanka;
Lovely Images, Part II, a work compendium by Famous Architect;
Lovely Images, Part III, a picture of a stone ledge projecting through glass and becoming an interesting cantilever;
Lovely Images, Part IV: The Trek Touring Bike;
Lovely Images, Part V: My Lead-Plated Squeeker;
Lovely Images, Part VI: Machu Picchu; and
Lovely Images, Part VII: Fuji's Finest.
Heavy on the bikes, we confess. Still, it is time to continue the series...

There once was a crotchety old dude who loved to rant and complain. You could even say he was born to bitch, that's how good he was at it. Following his bliss, this crotchety old dude created a blog called Banished Rants.

Everything so far is God's Own Truth... except that he's not crotchety, he's not old, and he might not even be a dude.

Okay, nevermind. He really is a dude.

Howard -- who fancies himself a bit of a genius when it comes to noming de plumes, or handing out nicknames as our pResident might put it -- took one look at this blog and began calling the crotchety old dude "Banished Ranter". See how well it fits? It's a gift Howard's always had. [Just never you mind that B.R. always referred to himself as B.R. in his profile. Beside the point.]

Turns out, B.R. is also a bit of a craftsman woodworker. He and his wife (see, I told you he was a dude) recently built an addition to their midwestern bungalow, and B.R. did most of the finish and trim carpentry himself. To save money? Well, yeah, but also because he's extraordinarily good at it.

Here's a pic of a bathroom that B.R. created. All the woodwork you see here, with the exception of the actual door, is white oak that was transformed by B.R. into midwestern bungalow perfection. Note all the dark bronze period-style hardware. Note the unique Mission-style light fixtures from Rejuvenation Lamp & Hardware. Note the panelling, baseboard, door trim, and mirror frame -- all previously slabs and splinters of raw white oak magically transformed by the prodigious paws and prolific prowess of B.R. until this perfect picture of a period powder room was progenerated for your pleasure. [Hope I didn't get any spit on you.]

Period perfection.

Post your comments below and perhaps we might encourage B.R. to send us more pics and continue the Lovely Images series...


Blogger Saurabh Barve said...

"He and his wife (see, I told you he was a dude)"

Don't be so hetero-normative :)

10:24 AM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

If he was a lesbian, it would have come out, "She and her wife..."

Pronouns prove procreative persuasion.

10:42 AM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger Saurabh Barve said...

"Pronouns prove procreative persuasion."

Can I use that?

4:35 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

Sure. I don't think I can claim "intellectual property" if I don't know what it means myself.

12:30 AM, October 07, 2006  

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