A few weeks ago, I meandered around Portland’s last flea market of the season. Because our bungalow is small and already jammed full of stuff, I wasn’t looking to really purchase anything. I was just looking for fun. BUT, I stumbled upon a piece that I loved, and I ended up chatting with a local craftsman by the name of Matthew Grizack. He constructs custom pieces that are made of reclaimed steel and wood, and they are BEAUTIFUL. We’d been on the hunt for a tv stand for months, but everything I’d seen had either been waaaay too expensive or from a big-box retailer. Matthew agreed to make us a custom TV stand and I was thrilled. Buying a piece from someone local, who uses salvaged pieces to construct the final project, was just what we’d been looking for. Sweet success.
In short, the piece was delivered yesterday. I took a lot more non-iPhone photos, which I will post soon, but I wanted to give you a sneak-peak of the final piece. We are in love. Matthew was great to work with a created a media console that we’ll have forever. The $450.00 was an amazing investment and is much more budget-friendly than the original TV stands we were spying.
The piece is much bigger than it appears in the photos. Someday, Kyle dreams of having a 52-inch TV, so we created the stand to accomodate the TV we don’t even own. The piece is heavy, so as soon as we move this from our family room to the basement, I’ll take more photos of it inside our home.
If you’d like to hire Matthew to create a custom piece for your home (he builds everything!), feel free to contact him at [email protected] or 401-632-3481.
I’m thinking I’ll accessorize the bottom shelf with textured baskets and such – any other ideas?