During a call-in with Holden and Danny on 106.7 The Fan, Drew Storen admitted that he turned to homemade goods Web site Etsy to decorate his new place.
“That was my go-to website when I bought my place this offseason,” Storen said. “I went on there and bought some cool, random items for the place. It’s a cool website. You can get absolutely anything and everything on Etsy.
“I was looking for a pool cue rack,” he continued. “And my buddy had sent me a listing on Etsy and a guy had actually made one out of an old Jim Beam barrel. So I looked at the listing for it and it says ‘in Indianapolis.’ So I said, perfect. I’ll be able to pick it up.
“So I sent the guy and email about it and he said, ‘Oh yeah. I live in Brownsburg,’ which is like, my home town and I pretty much know everybody in. So I was like, ‘Oh. Where do you live?’ Obviously I knew exactly where he lived. He was a huge Notre Dame fan, knew who I was and ended up hooking me up with a pool cue rack and I got two barrels on top of that that he had actually made into a wine cabinet and a liquor cabinet too. It’s way cool. He had actually gone down and gotten them right from Jim Beam and it still has all the print on it. It’s way cool.”
Storen said the pieces appealed to him for both ecological and its one-of-a-kind status.
“The cool thing for me is, I’m really into reclaimed furniture and everybody had reclaimed furniture on there. It’s kind of like a thrift shop slash art fair. The whole idea is, you want to get something that nobody else has.”
While his purpose for visiting the site was for home goods, Storen admitted that he took a look around at the online market’s other offerings.
“There was a guy on there selling a custom made bat suit,” he said. “I thought about it, but I didn’t do it. I still lose sleep over it, but I didn’t pull the trigger on it.”