Over the last few years the Monkey Wrench building has gone through several changes ranging from a new roof deck to local art on the side of the building. Curtis Hill, the general manager overseeing all of the changes, says he’s just about done with his latest addition of “Pinterest barrels”.
“I love these big barrels,” says Hill. “I started with two of them early this year but have been adding more just about every day.”
Hill said every time he pulled up to work he saw room for another barrel. The Pinterest barrels are actually just used bourbon barrels that Hill has been purchasing from a woman at a Norton Commons flea market.
“I was walking through the Norton Commons flea market back in April and saw a sign that said ‘Cheap Pinterest Barrels’,” said Hill. “My wife thought they would look great in front of the new restaurant so we started going back every week to buy more.”
Hill currently has 26 barrels out in front of the building and thinks the job is just about finished.
“I think one more ought to do it,” said Hill as he struggles to roll the last barrel out of his truck. “You know, now that I’m looking at it. I think I may stack another 20 or 30 over there in the corner just cause.”
Hill said after this last remodel he’s going to start decorating the inside of the Monkey Wrench with more Pinterest barrels.
“Would be cool to have a stage of barrels that the artists could stand on,” Hill said, scratching his beard and lost in thought. “Maybe even line the walls in here with 40 or 50 more of them. Would look really neat.”