If you've been to pretty much any bar that's opened within the past five years or so, you may have noticed a trend toward a style that I'll call "industrial chic," which is largely achieved by spending thousands of dollars to manufacture furniture that looks like it was made out of old garbage (I believe the industry term is "repurposing"). Well, we don't have that kind of cash, so we're cutting out the middle man and going with a style that Jared calls "thrift store couture" (a phrasing he uses in the vain hope that nobody will realize he doesn't know what those words mean). Rather than making our tables out of old anvils or something,** much of our furniture is "repurposed" from furniture that used to be much crappier. And amidst all the sanding and spraying and swearing, we learned an important lesson: there is an excellent reason why sane people pay good money to not have to do this. We're still far from done, but we've at least gotten some of it to look like it isn't garbage (progress!), so check it out!
Behind the camera: shiny optimism.
Behind the camera: beer deprivation.
**All kidding aside, we do genuinely like the "industrial chic" look. But we can't afford it anyway, so that's really neither here nor there (sour grapes, anyone?).