Our boys are with Nana and Papa tonight so naturally we are
going out to dinner renting a chick-flick visiting the museum of modern art cutting trim and installing built-in shelves in our living room.
The idea and bones came from the IKEA (where else?) Billy bookshelves, which we bought several of this past weekend (goodbye Christmas IKEA gift cards!) then modified to fit our space and needs. We also used 4×8′ sheets of bead board wainscot as shelf backing instead of the flimsy cardboard that comes with the shelves.
I BIG PINK PUFFY SPARKLY HEART WAINSCOT.
What you see above is the skeleton of what it will be. It is just resting upright on the ground here without any of the movable shelves set in yet, but by this evening it will be flush up against (and mounted securely to) the walls, have outlets cut through it, and (hopefully) have re-installed the base trim around the bottom.
Related: It is nail-bitingly nerve-wracking to pull off 75 year-old original base board.
In the next couple of weeks (some other time when we have a babysitter) our to-do list looks like this: attach the crown molding on top, wall-mount the TV instead of sitting it on the shelf, and fabricate bi-fold doors to cover the screen (lest this become a glorified TV shrine).
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How awesome are those shelves are going to look? Go ahead, tell me.
What crazy things do you do with your babysitting/free time?