Sunday, January 1, 2012

Finished my first project for 2012!!!

Woo hoo!!!

Excited.  I have HATED how my built-ins around my fireplace have always looked.  The shelves were too skinny.  I wanted a more finished look so the hubs and myself made it happen : )  It was pretty simple and cheap for a nice finished looking outcome.  I ALWAYS say it's in the details where good design comes through. Your eyes will always be drawn to a flaw.  My eyes were always drawn to the shelves...not the pictures being displayed.

We went to Lowes and picked up some molding that wasn't too fancy schmancy.  I didn't want it to look weird since the built ins are pretty simplistic.  We had two 8ft. pieces cut there into 4ft sections.  Made for easier transporting : )  (Nothing like trying to fit lumber in the car with kids)

I painted the pre-primed pieces.

Eric measured and cut them to fit : )

He glued them with wood glue and used finishing nails to secure them.

I then filled in the nail heads and painted over them once they were dry.

Ta-da....beautiful finished looking shelves.  You can totally do this with cheap bookcases or any shelf lacking substance : )

I plan on adding more detail to my built in doors later on.  Excited : )  Bring on 2012 projects!!!

Next we do wainscoting!!!

Clutter and toy control are top on my to-do list too!!!  As you can see below...

Cedric was helping me "clean up' his ball pit balls.

We plan on building built-ins downstairs for toy storage. Welcome 2012 home projects : )


Joe's blog said...

Happy New Year to you and your family.

~Nikki Pullen said...

Happy New Year to you too!!! Wishing you a healthy, happy new year to come : )