Here’s what happens when a guy thinks the walls in his basement dude den look too plain, and he doesn’t have the coin to spend on materials and contractors to give it an upgrade. He buys $10 worth of Magic Markers and Sharpies, and starts scribbling.
Charlie Kratzner, a lawyer and amateur artist from Lexington, KY, took those markers and added architectural accents, a fireplace, portraits of Sherlock Holmes and Winston Churchill among others, and even Rocky and Bullwinkle. [Click here for a panoramic view of the walls]
All the walls are covered floor to ceiling, even the ceiling gets some “moulding”. The drawings go around his pinball machine and flat screen, as well as over the tub and toilet in the bathroom. Seriously impressive stuff. So why use a sharpie as a remodeling tool? “You can do a lot with it.” Apparently a lot more than hiding it your sock and signing footballs with it.