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It’s a Niche.

Glassware Niche
Hey Guys! I think I’m going to do a lot more quick brief posts since my new kid schleppin’ schedule isn’t allowing me tons of time for the long winded, in depth kinda posts that I like to do. Having less time means coming up with new ways of making the stuff I care about fit in. I still wanna share whats been happening around the house, especially since the basement is basically done, and because duh, I love ta blog! Someday I will be sharing the entire basement in all it’s god damn glory, promise. For now, be prepared for a few quick posts about the last minute details.

Last week I installed these wall shelves in the recess (aka niche) of one of the columns that flanks some of the built-in cabinetry in the basement. We have quite a few of these “columns” in the basement, and this being the biggest, it seemed like a waste of space if we were to just leave it void of any functionality. Back when they worker guys were framing in the basement I made an on-the-fly decision, and asked the dudes if they wouldn’t mind throwing this niche in the column so we could make something of the space. Now I realize having a niche wall is a little Naples time share, but who cares! Now I’ve got this spot to show off some glassware, I mean the wine cooler (aka beer and juice box fridge) is located right below it.

I spent way to long shopping the internet for the best deal on glass. In the past I have been happy with Dulles Glass, but they price for two shelves ($75) sounded insane. I was able to find the exact same glass for about half the price over at One Day Glass. The hardware consists of a pair of special glass shelf brackets, the install was a snap.

Hope you guys are all doing well. See you with another tiny post real soon!

Glassware Niche

Glassware Niche
These plants rule.

Glassware Niche
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13 comments… add one
  • Yael @ Nosherium January 25, 2016

    Oh! I love the niche! So cute!

  • Claire January 25, 2016

    How is this a BASEMENT!!? So airy! Liking the niche!

    • Scoops January 26, 2016

      Thanks! I’ll admit, I do brighten the pics in photoshop, but it holds up pretty well in real life!

  • Rachel January 26, 2016

    I’m so jealous of your ferns every time I see them. I love maidenhair ferns, but I can’t keep them alive. I have an asparagus fern (like that frothy one you have) that’s happy, and a rabbit’s foot fern, a boston fern, and some other random ferns, but I’ve pretty much given up on the maidenhair ones. Do you have any tips or secrets?

    • Scoops January 26, 2016

      Rachael! The secret is that you gotta replace them when they die ;) Seriously though, they are little babys who want moist soil all the time. Anytime we go on vacation I’ll for sure lose one. I just plan on replacing one or two every few months. I always grab the $4.99 pots at the garden store so I’m not spending all the moneys. I love the Asparagus fern, it’s my new favorite!

      • Rachel January 26, 2016

        Ah, I guess I just need to find a cheaper fern source, and to get a handle on my plant-killing guilt. I’ve had my asparagus fern for a couple of years, and the tip I have is that mine LOVES to have wet feet. The wetter the better. Unhealthy for most plants, but apparently not that one.

        Your basement looks amazing, too, btw!

    • Amy Ehmann January 26, 2016

      I’ve managed to keep 1 of 3 maidenhair ferns alive! I mist it 1 to 2 times a day and keep the soil dampish. It’s one of my favorites too! I put this one on the mantle when I first got it and fried it to a crisp. I thought it was dead for sure, but I just cut the whole plant down to an inch and watered and it came back. It must have 9 lives. =D

  • emily @ go haus go January 26, 2016

    You are singlehandedly redefining America’s perception of basement living. It looks gorgeous and is totally someplace I’d like to be.

    • Scoops January 26, 2016

      Ha! I suppose we just had to make the most of what we have since we plan on staying here a long time. It is a pretty rad basement though, I think I like it better than the rest of the house ;)

  • Amy Ehmann January 26, 2016

    I have loved watching your basement go from scary to stunning!!! Did you do the renderings in SketchUp?

  • Vanessa January 26, 2016

    Nice niche.

  • Hanna December 5, 2021

    What size fridge and cabinets did you purchase?

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