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Trompe L'Oeil for Your Castle
August 21, 2009 2:54 PM   Subscribe

While there are many ways to spruce up your home, I'm not sure making it look like you've got millions of dollars worth of gold in your garage is the best idea. A guarded portcullis would be more formidable, or maybe a jet.
posted by bbrown (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh the English and their one-car garages. Around here you don't need a carrier plane to get one in your garage - a neighbor has a full F-15 in his. And then there's another neighbor a little further off that has a zeppelin.
posted by GuyZero at 2:56 PM on August 21, 2009


Well worth the 146,-£!
posted by Artw at 3:22 PM on August 21, 2009


The Your Personal Motif option has possibilities.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 3:24 PM on August 21, 2009


I was excited to say, "Only in America"

but... it's not.
posted by kylej at 3:25 PM on August 21, 2009


The portcullis was probably an itemized expense included in the MP expenses scandal. I mean, it does go nicely with a moat.
posted by ob at 3:25 PM on August 21, 2009


This is also pretty darn awesome
posted by ob at 3:40 PM on August 21, 2009


That's no tiger in the tank.

I'm rather amused by the construction truck, parked sideways in the space. And if you're in the market for garage door graffiti, I'd think you could save a bundle by hiring local youth.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:22 PM on August 21, 2009


Install this for a lively HOA meeting!
posted by maxwelton at 4:25 PM on August 21, 2009


Only on Earth!
posted by DU at 5:00 PM on August 21, 2009


Now that's just unrealistic - there's no way you could put that much gold on a pallet that small without it breaking.
posted by Mike1024 at 6:41 AM on August 22, 2009


No Arthur Daley style lock-up?
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:58 PM on August 22, 2009


I'm not sure making it look like you've got millions of dollars worth of gold in your garage is the best idea...

A clever ruse to distract the would be ne'er-do-wells from absconding with the bails of fine cocaine stacked up in the attic.
posted by rokusan at 12:33 AM on August 23, 2009


I picture them smashing into your garage à la Wile E. Coyote.
posted by bbrown at 10:48 AM on August 23, 2009


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