The chaos has begun and the work has started on my built-in window seat!
I did some figuring and got all the measurements for everything I would need to make this….
I made a nice discovery! See those cabinets on each side of the window seat? I found some pre-made bookcases from Ikea that will fit those areas almost perfectly, so I don’t have to build that part! woo hoo!
Here are the bookcases
The Billy bookcases were only $39.99 each and their dimensions are:
Width: 15 3/4 "
Depth: 11 "
Height: 79 1/2 "
They’re gonna work great! I will have to put a spacer on the left one by the wall, but I would have had to do that even if I had built the cabinets myself because the spaces on each side of the windows aren’t exactly the same. We were REALLY blessed to find some Billy doors with glass fronts on clearance because they weren’t going to carry these particular doors anymore. We got both door fronts for $68.00. They look like this….
(sorry it’s blurry, I had to find one on the internet because I don’t have mine out yet)
I can’t wait to get everything going~! I’ve been taking down curtains, pulling out baseboards and just getting ready to start some of the building. I thought I’d show you the cabinets we found though…that was a real blessing! MUCH less building for me!
I’m going to be putting in a ledger board next…that’s the board you screw to the wall to help hold the top of the window seat and to carry the weight that will be put on the seat. Hopefully I’ll get to start on that one day this week.
Life is crazy busy around here as usual, but I’m still blessed as always! :0)
So what do you all think about my find….do you like them and have you ever used Billy bookcases from Ikea before?
Have a blessed day!