Dillon Couvillon

SHELF LIFE

Dillon Couvillon
SHELF LIFE

Memories have the best shelf-life and never expire.

I can remember growing up and going to my aunt and uncles house. We would ride through the open fields on 4-wheelers, and do whatever it was that we pleased in the wide open country of South Louisiana.

Every so often on the property there would be an old rusty gate with a chain around it, tethering the gate to a faded wooden fence post to keep the livestock corralled in a certain area and prevent them form wandering. Little did I realize that the rusty, faded mixed elements of metal and wood would become the materials for one of my favorite types of shelves.

There are plenty of pipe shelving units out there, along with several how-to's on the internet, but no matter how many times I look at them, they always seem to take me back to that field in Maringouin, Louisiana.

Something about the mixing of metal and wood give this rustic industrial vibe, but yet the shelves can feel soft enough for any room depending on how they are styled and decorated with.

I just recently replicated this look for a client in a barbershop with the shelf seen above. I opted for a darker colored iron, instead of a shinier copper, and the stain of the wood to be more of a pickled oak color. The look can cross from commercial to residential, and always leaves a spot on the shelf to store those memories.

Click through the gallery to see few of my favorites out there.

We look forward to helping you with any design question you may have, and hope to give you a space to store, but also make memories of your own. Let us know how we can help and send us your before and afters to be featured on the site!