The Suddarth Building - Gallatin, TN
Every now and then when we have a particularly interesting story behind a piece, we like to share a bit about the process on the blog. If you've been following along with our company you know that we source all of our wood from homes or buildings being torn down in the Nashville area, but because these places are normally being replaced with completely new buildings, we don't usually get to put the wood back into the original structure.
Recently, we got to re-use the wood from a 1924 building that is an iconic part of Gallatin, TN's public square. The building was originally the Suddarth department store (and most recently a pizzeria), but it's now 106 Public Square, a co-working space for creatives and entrepreneurs in the area. The new owners are lovingly restoring the building and maintaining as much of the original character as possible, and we were honored to play a role in helping to preserve some of the original building materials.
Our finished product is a set of six vertical art pieces that will hang together to create one geometric design. We whitewashed the wood and added some charring and pops of muted turquoise to let the original beauty of the wood shine through while giving it a modern feel. We can't wait to share some more photos once we see the piece in its new, old home.