Hey, it's me, that girl katie,
When I was a kid, my sister and I each received a pair of these snowshoes. We were living in Vail, CO at the time. I remember wearing them as we went to cut down our Christmas tree off of the Vail Pass. Although, what I really remember was my sister and I getting into an argument and my face being baptized in the snow which I probably deserved since I was the younger annoying sister.
Recently, my mom was cleaning out & found the snowshoes and asked if I wanted my pair. Yes! Absolutely!
I live in Jackson Hole, WY and knew they would be perfect somewhere in my house. I am also a sucker for things that have a story behind them.
At the time I really didn't know what I was going to do with them. I had tossed around the idea of putting in a wall with French doors in the loft area of our house, which is my office space. However, my husband had concerns that it might change the look of our house. After convincing him it wouldn't, we moved forward with the wall plan and I knew that turning the snowshoes into sconces framing the French doors would really complete the new/old space. But I knew I had to outsource the transformation of the snowshoes to a local welder with an electrical certification. (Heart Four Ironworks)
The snowshoe scones really make the space shine while also adding a simple & rustic western element to the area. I imagine by adding the wall we increased the value of our house while creating some much-needed privacy for myself.
Not every design decision works out how you might imagine it, but for this project I am so happy I followed my design instinct.