Aug 26, 2009


(I am taking a break from showing kids, dorm rooms, apartments, first days of school........
I need a break! Of course, #2's dorm room can't be left out. It will just have to wait a day of two!!)

Back at the beginning of the summer I ordered a piece of furniture for our den. The place I ordered it from makes custom pieces out of antique and reclaimed wood. Our den has a big wall that has always given me problems. I have never really been satisfied with it how it looked. I have tried putting pictures on it, furniture up against it, but the wall is so big everything looks too small. 

I ordered a piece that is just like this, but in a different color.

(pictures from my phone)

I cannot wait to get it. I am expecting a phone call any day now. 
I know it will definitely fill the wall up, and I am a little nervous about the initial shock of it.
I am not sure what to put on the shelves, we already have a full wall of shelves and cabinets around the fireplace. I think I might have to keep it simple and go for a library type look and put a lot of books on it and maybe some pictures. I am really looking forward to the storage underneath. I plan on putting off season platters and bowls there. (I have way too many dishes and am a sucker for platters. ) It will be nice to really feel like I can check that room off my To Do List. Of course there is always another one ready to take its place. 



Frau said...

Can't wait to see what you do with it. Looks like a great piece of furniture.

southerninspiration said...

Oh, that's going to be what color did you go with???? I just know you're going to love it!


Joyce said...

That's going to be terrific! I have a bit of a dish fetish myself. It will be fun to see your pictures.

preppyplayer said...

I think platters are awesome and pics of your beautiful girls will be perfect!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love dishes too and I never have enough storage space for them. That piece of furniture is beautiful and will look awesome on that wall. I know you are excited to get it. Love & blessings from NC!

linda said...

It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see it up against that beautiful brown wall!

The extra storage space will be great!