New Darkling Designs Website

The new Darkling Designs Website is now open!

Over the next few weeks all of the project portfolios on this blog will gradually be compiled and moved to the new Darkling Designs website. All of GideonD’s personal works like poetry, reviews, etc. will remain here.

Enjoy the new site!


Buying a House

GideonD is Buying a House!

I’m not sure whether excitement is warranted or not. I’ve learned a lot about buying a house over the last few months. I finally put an offer in on one and now have it under contract. I got a pretty good price on it too. It’s definitely not my dream home but it’s better than living at home the rest of my life. I have a lot of work to put into it though.

Over the next few months you won’t be seeing much guitar related information. The blog will likely be filled with a few home improvement projects. I have to refinish the floors and woodwork, renovate both bathrooms and the kitchen (yay, tile work), and paint. I’ll probably be building a lot of furniture as well. There is also work to be done transforming a basement den into a home studio and the garage into a workshop. I have to lay pavers to expand the patio as well. Let’s not forget a few windows that still need replaced. The list goes on and on.

So if anyone wants to follow the progress of what happens when you are buying a house for the first time and have a ton of work to do updating it, definitely stay tuned. I sell paint and floor covering for a living so I’m very familiar with some of the products that I’ll be using in this project.

Relining a Guitar Case

Relining a Guitar Case

This project has been moved to the main Darkling Designs Website.

To view the full project please click the following link.



Original Condition

Original Condition


Removing the lining.

Removing the lining.


All Done

All Done