Monday, January 21


You've heard of Pinterest before, right?  Of course you have.  Well, for someone like me, Pinterest is a super useful tool that helps me visualize and get inspired.  I pin anything that attracts me:  pretty rooms, recipes, hairstyles, shoes, handbags, paint colors, dogs, everything and anything that grabs my attention.  Whether I have a need for the image I pin or not, if it looks good, I am pinning it! 

Funny how those pins end up sitting in your folders for weeks, months, years maybe!  Well, one day, when my husband and I were doing the plans for our basement we decided on adding a wine room to the floor plan and I distinctly remembered a pin I had saved a while back.  I am not sure why I even pinned it, because at the time, we had not even thought or talked about a wine room. I just thought of it as an attractive image, a nice idea, for someone who had a wine room or space in their home for it.

Thinking about it now, as I type this, maybe I visualized my wine room into reality; like the way it is explained in the book "The Secret",  hmmmm.

Anyway, getting back on topic, this is the pin that I saved years ago of that wine rack; modern with simple angled lines.

Well, once we started on finishing our basement, I showed our carpenter the picture of and he worked his magic. 

This image below is the exact one that I pinned and was inspired by.

Here is what our carpenter created....pretty identical right?  Ours is narrower obviously since the niche we had carved out for the rack is skinner.  (This photo is before paint and putty were applied).

Painted and finished!  We chose Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Side by side shot:  Pinterest vs. Reality

Last view.  I realize this room is coming across really gray in pictures.  It is not this gray in real life :)
Anyway the point of this post is my custom wine rack; I couldn't be happier.  I think our carpenter did an amazing job!  I love that it is a unique wine rack and not something you see all the time in wine rooms.  The design is much more in line with our aesthetic.

So what do you think?  Is our version Pinterest worthy?  If you think so, Pin it!! 😊👍
Decor details...
Moravian Star Pendant (I have the mercury glass finish)
Evans Mirror
Wall Letters

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