Continuing on from Friday's post, I don't want to leave you hanging. Once the electrical work was done the walls went up on this construction in no time.
Honestly, the hardest part about this was picking out the materials. A short word about our house - it's made of wood. You may have noted this in previous photos and when I say made of wood I mean inside and out, up and down. The home was built about 30 years ago by a guy who owned the lumber yard in town and he loved his lumber! There's redwood and cedar, pine and oak; all grades and scales and finishes. This makes it hard to reproduce a finish or fill in a wall 30 years later, much harder than you might think. The ceiling is pine, the wall is old barn wood, the beams are stained redwood, the doors are pecan and the kitchen cabinets are golden oak. All the finishes are aged and mellowed so anything new just glares out at you but I have to learn to live with it until it mellows too.
Anyway on to the big reveal...
The molding and hardware are not in place in this photo and the stain has not been applied. truthfully it might be month s before the stain goes on. If I try to stain that wall now we'll die of asphyxiation from the fumes and no ventilation!
Look at the shelves!
Gaze at the roominess! I'm so excited to fill this thing up. Just ask my kids, I can fill a pantry quicker than you say jackrabbit. I hope you're as happy with your holiday projects as I am with mine.
I'll show you soon what we're going to do with the counter we took out of the bar area. I'm nothing if not a re-purposing fool.
Until next time,