23 March 2011

Kevin's 27th Birthday

We celebrated Kevin's 27th birthday yesterday. We had a nice day. I cooked him a very special dinner of duck confit (from our local fancy grocery store), roasted garlic mashed potatoes, glazed dijon carrots, and a warm portobello mushroom salad.

We just relaxed for the rest of the evening, took Henry out for a walk and watched a movie.

And I did get his music room all ready in time for his birthday. We were lucky enough to be given a nice desk for the room from Kevin's aunt and uncle, very lucky since I had been planning on buying him one as part of his birthday present.

So all I had to do was rearrange the furniture we already had down there and make and put up the shelves of course.

These shelves go all around the room with just 2 breaks at the window and the door. They hold Kevin's beer bottle collection which he started less than 2 years ago and is currently at around 150 bottles. Of course he has now tried just about everything presently available for sale in Ontario so the collection's rate of growth is slowing.

I tried to make the shelves very simply and cheaply while still looking good. So I cut 2x4s to length, rounded the edges where they meet the door and window using the jig saw, painted them white, and mounted them by screwing small corner brackets (which I also painted white) to the studs. I used the same method as here.

And there is room for the collection to grow (though Kevin has already been talking about a second row!).

The Trendy Treehouse

1 comment:

  1. what a fun collection, and the records will look great all lined up, too! i try to sample beer and wine from everywhere we vacation, so i can appreciate this!