Reclaimed Oak works it Way into this DesignBy Mary
This week marks just over four weeks since we arrived in Tucson. Soooo much has transpired since then. For those of you who have seen our lake house you know how many wonderful built-ins and storage cabinets it has. Moving to a smaller place with not much storage has been a challenge. Two new glass display cabinets arrived last week. Yay!!! Finally we can unbox the serving pieces and barware from the lake house. Here is one of the cabinets.
I found these display cabinets at the Las Vegas market made of reclaimed, antique oak by Home Trends and Design. With these additions our new place is coming together as a VERY eclectic mix of contemporary and wood elements. I am liking the look so far. I cannot reveal the whole space just yet. There are still several pieces missing including a custom-made live edge dining table with a gnarly wooden base. You and I both will have to wait until October to see that piece.
To lighten up the cabinets I decided to line the back walls. I covered “Eucaboard” hardboard (made from eucalyptus) with a cotton geometric, aqua fabric (taking far too much care to match the pattern). This board is only 1/8″ thick and there was enough room to place one large piece of covered board behind the (removable) shelves.
The fabric addition really did helped but the interior still needs lighting. Of course, the LED light strips have already been ordered.
So now the fun begins…what to do with all this stuff???
When we got down to the last box I knew we were missing something. Sadly to say one cabinet and one deep drawer were overlooked when the lake house was packed. So, my favorite serving platters are still residing in NC. 🙁 We were beat by the end of the packing and loading days and forgot to check every single storage spot before we left the house. The saving grace is the house is still listed for sale. The new owner may just inherit some great serveware if I can’t get there to retrieve it before then. If you haven’t seen the drone/video of our Lake Gaston house, take a look. Share it with anyone you think may like to buy or rent it. We would appreciate any sharing!
Videographer: Harris Welles Photography
The end of this week we are off to Glacier National Park for a hiking excursion with our friends Quinn and Brenda (Blackburn) Morrison. I hope to have some stunning photos of this magnificent park. It looks like there might even be a little snow. I am not sure I will be posting anything next week. We will be deep in the park!
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Mary Sherwood Lifestyles