Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Cellar redux... wine waiting safely for a new home

For Christmas we gave Christina's dad (Mike) a sconce light in the shape of a wine bottle and a glass cheese cutting tray along with the promise we would provide the labor to renovate his wine cellar. Sunday evening Christina and I moved 600 bottles of wine (give or take) out of the makeshift wine cellar, which he has used for over 15 years. As you can see from the above and below photos, it's a dark room complete with some pine shelving, bookshelves, paint supplies, and lawn furniture. It looks somewhat organized since we cleaned it up a bit when we lived in his house this fall. Moving the wine to another room in the basement (see first photo) was step one.

Mike loves his wine! Our plan is to take everything else out this weekend. That means everything: the shelves, the broken plaster and lath ceiling (AGAIN!). We're going to seal the room, then paint it white. We're thinking we'll install a beadboard ceiling and cork floors. Then comes the fun— designing, ordering, and installing modular wine cellar racks.


laehmc said...


Team Wicanders said...

Hi Christina,
You'll make a great choice if you choose cork oak flooring. Check Wicanders out, and let us know what you think. Look for really good warranties for residential that are 25 years...and the floors will last for generations.
Team Wicanders

Anonymous said...

Drink much?