Grove House

Our Dish Pantry

Our Dish Pantry

Originally, we called this the party pantry, as I intended to use it to store all our glasses, large serving pieces, and such for parties. But as my niece and I started unpacking, we decided it should just be the dish pantry. Seems more fitting since it houses most of our everyday items, including quite a bit of our entertaining essentials. I believe I have 60 or 70 dinner plates stacked up and ready to be used at a moments notice.

DIY Concrete Vanity

DIY Concrete Vanity

When I was designing the studio bathroom, I wanted to create a few interesting elements for the space. Originally, I was going to use an old dresser for the vanity but it just never felt right. I couldn't find the perfect size dresser, one with clean lines and not too much fuss. So after The Man and I had many lengthy conversations about our options...we decided that making a concrete vanity would be the best fit for my antique marble basin....

Entryway Mirror

Entryway Mirror

You may recall me mentioning here, that I bought an antique camel wagon wheel that had been made into a mirror. It's not every day you run across one, so of course, I snapped it up. It's enormous. Over 5 feet across. To get it home, it was strapped to the roof rack of my Mini Cooper while the edges hung off over the sides. Imagine that zipping down the freeway in traffic!

Grove House: Custom Cabinets

Grove House: Custom Cabinets

You may recall me mentioning here, that I bought an antique camel wagon wheel that had been made into a mirror. It's not every day you run across one, so of course, I snapped it up. It's enormous. Over 5 feet across. To get it home, it was strapped to the roof rack of my Mini Cooper while the edges hung off over the sides. Imagine that zipping down the freeway in traffic!

Grove House: Scaffolding Planks

Grove House: Scaffolding Planks

One of the reclaimed design elements of Grove House we have in the works, is the use of salvaged scaffolding planks. They'll be used for shelving in the kitchen pantry, library and a few other rooms and projects. The Man went with me to help select the boards. He's got the muscles to load them, and the patience to check each board for straightness.

We're having the boards wire brushed to remove most of the debris, then a coat of clear, matte sealer will be applied. In the photo below you can see the difference it makes.