The day has finally arrived!
The built-ins are done and ready to reveal!!!
I know, it has taken me forever to get to this point,
but this has been some serious work! So expect
a long post!
a long post!
For those of you that are new to my blog,
I've been working on building built-ins for my son's room.
(Yes, I know that's a lot, but don't worry,
you don't have to go through all those posts....I'm going to
do a quick review of everything!)
It has taken FOREVER, but it looks so darn cute!
You can't see me, but I'm doing a happy dance!
No scrolling down to the bottom to sneak peek!
You gotta read all this stuff I did, this was a lotta work!
Ok, this is where we started
This is what the top part of the bookshelf looked like after I got it all built.
After all that priming and painting, I installed them.
Next I started trimming them out with lattice strips and fluted molding..
I put the fluted molding on the front edges of the sides and top of the bookshelves.
I used little rosette square blocks for the top corners.
(this is when I would have hidden any gaps at the ceiling with the molding...
but to be honest, they fit really tight to the ceiling..glad I left 1/4"!! yikes!)
I put the lattice strips on the front edges of each shelf, and anywhere I had raw edges showing.
(like where the bookshelf met the cabinet)
Next I built a shelf that connects the
left bookshelf with the right one.
Notice I lined it up with the top shelf in the bookcase.
I put it up with little l brackets on each end and in the middle,
I painted them out so you can't see them.
I trimmed the front of it out with
the lattice strips and put the fluted molding
at the ceiling to finish the look of the cubby shelf.
Next, I installed the ticking in the area above the cubby shelf,
so it would match the backs of the bookshelves.
Then I painted anything I'd missed, (like the new trim) with my
semi-gloss white paint.
Tada! It's finished!
Now the fun part starts!
Getting to decorate!
Here are some shots of the shelves and everything
I put on them.
I got these cute little red and white boxes from Ikea.
(It was my first ever trip..and boy oh boy am I HOOKED!..
too bad it's 1 1/2 hours away! Or maybe that's a good thing! lol)
Carson just HAD to have the cute little airplane!
We were at TJ Maxx and he saw it and it just
so happened it was a plane like the Red Baron...
he's a Snoopy/Peanuts nut!
So here it hangs. :)
On the long cubby shelf wall, I hung a propeller I found at
our local Peddlers Mall. I just have a couple of
things sitting here, but it's a little different now.
See the brushed nickel frame with the glass in it?
I am going to show you what I put in there in another post.
I was trying to include some brushed nickel in the room through
things like the hardware on the cabinets, the frame and the little
metal container on the shelf.
Here I have a cutie patootie
gum ball machine. It did have all red, white and blue gumballs in it,
but someone in this house (and you know who you are)
keeps chewing all the gum,
so now the re-fill gumballs no longer match!
On this shelf I hung a metal wreath on the back
with stars and his favorite magazines and books.
I LOVE the old coffee can.
My hubbies mom gave it to me with
all my husbands marbles he collected as
a little boy. They're still in there for my son to play with.
I bought two of the metal star wreaths and
cut the stars off the second one to use around the room in
Don't ya just love em'?!
(He got a new bean bag, which he LOVES,
and he also added new toys to his shelf which, right
now would be Charlie Brown and Lucy!)
So tell me what ya think!
Blessings and Hugs
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Saturday night special @ funk junk interiors
Sunday Showcase @ Under the table and dreaming
Weekly Treasures @ Souther Hospitality
Met Monday @ BNOTP
Before and After party@ thrifty decor chick
Make it for Monday @ Cottage Instincts
All about the boy @ The Thrifty Nest
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
POPP @ Domestically Speaking
Spotlight Yourself @ It's so very cheri
Pinching Pennies Party @ The Thrify Home
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Show off your stuff @ fireflies and jellybeans
I'm Lovin' It @ Tidy Mom
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feature yourself friday @ fingerprints on the fridge