Friday, November 30, 2012

Built In Cabinets and Shelving in Progress

Our family room has a lot of unused space for us at the moment.  We have been in our home for four years, and this wall has pretty much sat there. We framed some sports moments and left it like that. With the the exception of painting it in Valspar's Leather Satchel everything remained the same.

 Then one day in September Rob build this and said I'm going to build some built ins and shelving.  I was excited that he was going to do something with this unused space and give us toy storage which we badly need with a princess loving almost three year old. 
Rob constructed the cabinets using the Kreg system, and then bought the doors from Second Chance a restore in Baltimore City for around one hundred dollars for all seven doors we needed.
 We purchased premade counters from Lowe's and stained them.  Here is the other side of the built ins.
 We had an electrician come out and move our outlets up and add an outlet for our television.
Rob then began construction on the shelving above the cabinets. Our foundation sits out a bit from the wall about half way up, and so he used that as the starting point for the first shelf.
 Rob then attached some trim in front of the shelving to make them appear thicker and give them a finished look.
 In between the cabinets Rob used wood paneling to make a wall to attach the T.V.  He used a 2 by 10 behind it to attach the TV mounting piece to later on.  He then gave it a fresh coat of white paint.

 Here we are so far with the trim left to do and of course starting to fill up those shelves. Everything is haphazard for now. But, we (as in Rob) hopes to finish it up by tomorrow.  Then in a few weeks we are going to add a built in bench underneath the TV.
Thanks for checking it out so far. We hope to make some more progress in the next day.


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  1. Wow. This is a amazing transformation. The new space now looks functional and gorgeous. ;o)

  2. SO GORGEOUS!! I wanted built in's in our living room but it's something that will have to be done once we get all moved in:)

  3. Wow! I love it! You got tons of storage space, wonderful!

  4. Wow! Such a big project, I bet it required a lot of measuring and attention. Now all you need to do is finish with the knick-knacks and decorations on those shelves!

  5. WOW! What a stunning transformation. Those custom cabinets and shelves are a big WOW factor. Rob did an amazing job. Your house is really lucky to have you!!!

  6. Oh wow! That is fabulous! I want some built ins so badly! I'm envious of this great project for sure! Rob is one awesome handy man!!

  7. Thanks for visiting Marty's Musings and leaving a comment on my hutch makeover. Well, my husband's hutch project. I just write and take credit for it! Love your blog, and especially the name!

  8. What a great addition to your family room! Love it! I bet it is so nice to have all that extra storage too.

  9. This is amazing!!!!! It totally makes me believe I could do this one day :)


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