There have been sooo many little decisions to make in the house-building process. I feel like we are finally nearing the end of them, and now, hopefully, we can just see them come to fruition. (is that how you use that word?)
The latest decision was what to do about a fireplace mantle. We really didn't want something "curvy foo-foo". (That's the phrase my Mom made up.) We just wanted something that looked fairly square and rustic.
So why pay someone bookoo bucks to carve something curvy foo-foo if there is a farm at home and a pretty likely possibility of it containing a wood piece that is fairly square and rustic? I asked my parents to look around and see if they could find anything. And the answer was YES! First my Dad found an old bridge plank that we were excited about using. Then my Uncle Judd found this piece of Walnut lying in my Grandpa's barn!
Doesn't that look like it will make a great fireplace mantle?
And how much more meaningful will it be to have a piece of my Grandpa and his farm built into my home? Sooo excited about this development. I'd much rather have a home built with family history and personal touches than straight out of a page of Pottery Barn. (I actually really like Pottery Barn, so no offense meant there.)
My uncle has his own custom cabinet making business (and is very skilled, by the way, if you're looking for custom cabinets) and he is going to finish it up for us! I'm so excited to see how this walnut piece, salvaged from my Grandpa's barn will fit into our home!