Library furniture in the living room and boosting your wifi with something from your fridge #Reader Round-up#bedrooms#electronics#furniture#gardening August 15 | Cat Rocketship Hellllllllo, Offbeat Homies! Let's get the week going with a look at what's been going on in the world of our readers, taken from the Offbeat Home Flickr group. Me? I've been putting up seeds for next season. Spinach, beans, and peas! Misty Pisty did a reno on her bedroom. From dark to darker and it's fantastic. So NOT cool makes a wiener look classy by pairing it with a chopped tomato salad and roasted garlic. Tres Boucher's cat made like a model while she photographed her paint job (which is a lovely color!) Stegersaurus has a FAB card catalogue coffee table. Chelsea shows off her colorful bathroom, faux-mounted deer, and lovely cut-out hearts. And now! The Clicky Links: Sharon's ultimate road triiip! This graphic designer's on the road for good now, working and living the dream. Via Tiny House Blog. Designer Yael Zwickel presents Make-A-Table — legs which can be clamped to any surface to turn them unto a table. See them on NotCot. Check it out: NerdBastards serves up a trailer for My Other Me, a documentary still in production about the world of cosplay. This is a FailBlog post of a derided closet upgrade… But one I'd totally consider doing. Makes a closet more useful! I need to do this. Lifehacker's how to make a wifi booster using only a beer can. Got something to share? See your options on our Submissions page. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Housewarming gifts and drinking accessories from Metal Imagination NEXT Learn all about Antoni Gaudi’s fantastical, organic, completely real architecture in a free YouTube vid Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] That card catalog table is fantastic! With the switch to computer catalogs pretty much complete, I wonder how hard it is to get a hold of a section of one of those now? Reply I's not necessarily hard, but it is getting pretty expensive. Not all libraries have gotten rid of them, and when they are, they're often recognizing they can get a good value for them, as nostalgia for the pieces is only growing. In my city, you can find them for anywhere from like $150 to $700 on Craigslist, depending on the size/condition/how much the seller realizes the demand is huge. I paid $200 for a HUGE one at my university's property auction — I got a lot of card catalog for my money, but the body was in bad shape (I have a post on my blog with before and after shots showing the whole process), and I had to find a place to store the huge thing. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!) Reply The bedroom redo is fantastic! It really makes the bedding stand out rather than fade in. Reply I covered a piece of rectangular stiff paper in alfoil, used some string attached at each end and pulled across to make it into a C-shape and wrapped it around the antenna of my wifi thingy to boost the signal. Or at least, my computer tech ex boyfriend did that for me. It's still like that, yay! Reply i've used a coffee can before Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.