It was meant to be a gift to him as much as it was a prank, since Randy's redecorating was fun at heart, and Randy actually likes the beach very much.
One Monday afternoon and 400 lbs. of sand later, Instructables HQ became equipped with one of the few things that we were missing - the beach.
Please note: many employers may find this behavior objectionable. Duplicate at your own risk. Nate, Sarah, and Noah are in no way responsible if you lose your job. Actually, to amend that statement, Noah will take partial responsibility if you lose your job. Seek retribution at 489 Clementina St. San Francisco, CA 94103.
Step 1: Wait for a Co-worker to Pull a Prank
Step 2: Remove All of Their Belongings and Lay Down Some Tarp
Step 3: Protect Against Dust
Step 4: Fill Office With Sand
Fill the office with 400 lbs of play sand.
Spring for the extra $5/bag and buy "premium play sand", rather than just the stuff that gets mixed with cement when making concrete. The sand for concrete is really dusty and not pleasing to walk on.
Try to avoid getting caught by the boss. Lucky for us, the dust shield also hid our activities from Instructables CEO Eric. Even more lucky for us, the boss was on board with the project and couldn't stop laughing/peeking in on us to see our progress!
Step 5: Replace Belongings
Step 6: Beachify
We blew up some balloons and drew faces, fins, hair and nipples on them to make them look more like fish.
Sarah got to work on creating a sand castle robot village, Noah hung a frisbee from the ceiling and we threw up a beach sign that was just provocative enough to make Randy feel uncomfortable.
Step 7: Reveal
Step 8: Make It Permanent
Rather than get rid of 400 pounds of sand, incorporate it into your life. Add netting, crabs, shells and palm trees.
Wear funny hats and complain about the overcast.
Place a bucket of water outside of the door so you can rinse your feet should you need to leave your beach office. Keep adding stuff and hanging things from the ceiling to pay respect to the fact that the beach is always changing, and as a result, so are we.
Keep in mind Instructables users - this is the office of the man who is the main admin of the site and who steers our "digital ship" if you will...of course, he only modestly refers to himself as "sheriff of these parts".