Amongst the many distractions of summer and baby on the way, we’ve managed to source, design and build our very own shelving unit in the living room.
A wall of shelves – of some sort – was always part of the plan. It was getting the material and the cost that kept swaying our decisions. Or shall I say, helping us put it off and off and off…
As luck would have it, simultaneously I just so happen to be working on a new restaurant project where we’re opening up an existing ceiling for a mega skylight. Thus, we were getting rid of old wood joists to make room. These aren’ just any joists. They’re the really rough sawn, beautiful, lived-in kind. The actually 3″ thick kind. They don’t make them like this anymore people!
So, I called on a handsome handy man to swing by the project site and pick up the goods. Minor inconveniences and a broken ladder rack later, here they are all stacked out front of our place…
So, we discussed a couple of ideas and within a week Rye guy had this up and ready to go!
Clearly, we didn’t use them all.
Verny girl kind of helps put some scale to his massive-ness, but it’s huge. Hugely awesome. The idea was for books and objects to occupy the top 3 shelves and then leave a wider opening above the 36″ high shelf so we can use that as a bar/buffet. Below that we’re going to make (4) separate cubbies. For blankets and what I’m sure will become quite the collection of baby toys!
The joy of opening boxes we packed up OVER a year go was exhilarating. I almost feel like we live here now.
Can’t wait to grow into these shelves and fill them with objects full of love and memories. Here’s to a long happy shelf life!