Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Most Beautiful Thing In The World

I mentioned the other day that I bought a whole wall of new release shelving from a going out of business Blockbuster in my area a couple weeks back, all for a mere 100 bucks. I had to wait two weeks until the store officially closed down to pick them up, as they were still being used to display clearance DVD's, and this past Monday was that big day. My dad and I went over there Monday night to disassemble the three seperate pieces and bring them home, which he then reassembled over here - only two of the shelves fit in the area I wanted them and I soon discovered I only needed two. Last night I spent a majority of the night painstakingly putting all of my DVD's on the shelving, in alphabetical order by genre - I had them in this order at my parent's place and I thankfully kept them as together as possible when I packed them away several weeks back, making this a lot easier than it could've been. Several hours later, my masterpiece was complete!

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*Just to give you an idea of how much of my collection is horror, the horror section begins at the start of the shelving and ends where I drew that little red line in*

Space has always been an issue with me when it comes to my DVD's and this was the absolute most perfect solution I ever could've found. I'm fully confident that no matter how much money I had at my disposal, I never could've found shelving as good as this. It's gonna be easier to file new titles in, it looks great, and best of all, it holds my entire collection - and then some. If I hadn't stumbled into Blockbuster at the right moment, looking for nothing more than $2.99 previously viewed and scratched to shit horror films, I likely would've ended up spending far more than 100 dollars for far less impressive shelving. Right place, right time!

16 comments:

Wings said...

That looks awesome!

Jay Amabile said...

very cool, perfect setup!

The Mike said...

I can relate to shelving being a constant problem. Built a shelf a few years ago that I thought would hold all my stuff, but it's overflowed. Almost made a similar purchase at a recent Hollywood Video closing, but don't have room in my current apartment.

Rant aside, it looks wicked cool dude!

fromhell13 said...

Impressive collection, but as an ex-Ballbuster Video employee, that shelving is gonna give me nightmares!

willrot said...

That's rad!

Sean said...

Awesome man! I worked at a closing store late last year, they really do sell everything off at a certain point.

Looks like you guys have the new place fully rockin!

MJ said...

Living the dream! ha ha

AllHallowSteve said...

Awesome, truly awesome.

Soooo will you will offering a DVD-by-Mail plan, Freddy-in-Space-Video?
I'd like the 1-a-month to start, thanks.
;)

cynniegurl said...

i have a bookstore and use blockbuster shelving for our books, it is indeed awesome stuff!

Strange Kid said...

Haha, it's like your own personal DVD aisle! That's awesome!

Matthew said...

Wish I could find a list of future Blockbuster closings. Only 1 has closed in my area, and I don't want to miss out on hitting the others' dumpsters when they bite the dust too. I got 20 DVD cases from the last one, as well as some keychains, stale candy, Video game displays, and other assorted goodies.

Costs a lot less than a $100 to fish through their "store closing" dumpsters :D

Planet of Terror said...

Amazing Johnny. Its the little things in life, right?

And is that a little Charlie Manson doll I spy on your chair?

inSain9876 said...

Dude, that is great. I'm gonna scout my local Blockbusters for locations that are closing. So sick of having 5 different pieces of furniture holding my massive DVD collection. As a friend with the same problem, that is one of the most beautiful things in the world.

atomicfox said...

Now I selfishly want one of our Blockbusters to close so I can steal a shelf or 2. Those look great. You're pretty much the luckiest dude ever :P I'd probably try and paint mine black. I have a thing for black furniture.

Johnny said...

I was gonna paint it but after all the painting we've been doing lately, I decided against it. Maybe someday I will though.

Dorian Gray said...

Wow, and I thought I had a lot of DVD's-this definetely puts my collection to shame! I can only hope to have that many DVD's someday :) Very impressive to say the least.