This past weekend we finally finished an idea about 6 months in the making! You’re looking at the new offering barrels for HSM (really for the Refinery since we’ll leave them in there permanently). We bought the barrels with a wheeled base, and had a custom top made and installed by a local handyman. They have spots to store a good supply of pens and bulletins, as well as a locked offering slot in the front with a little sign that can easily be swapped out. We’ll see how they look as is and rough them up/distress them if they need it to fit the look.
I think the total cost was a couple hundred bucks each (we made 3 of them total – 2 downstairs and 1 for the balcony), and they’ll be regular features in the Refinery for a long time to come.