Wednesday, March 27, 2013

built-ins

30 Spaces/ 30 Days

Space 16 & 17 of 30: Clean Wood Floor/Area Rug (Living Room)

Today, I cleaned the floor in the living room. I took the rug outside to shake it and let it air out a bit. Then I scrubbed the floor and rearranged the furniture a little before putting the rug back down. I like the arrangement alot better.
I can hardly wait to do a little re-do in this room. I've started jotting down ideas already. One thing I really want to do is have some built-ins made for the wall with the big tv.

Here are a few styles that I like (via Pinterest):
built ins
I'm not sure if I want a cabinet over top the tv like this one? I do like the style of the two side bookcases though but a little wider, and the crown molding.

Built in tv cabinet
I like the bottom of this bulit in, but want more of a finished look w/ molding for top part.
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I like the bookcases, with a place for tv in between instead of fireplace.

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I like the cabinet/bookcase style of this one with different hardware.

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Love the crown molding and beadboard in back of bookcases. Don't like the cubby style shelves, I'd rather have regular shelves.

OR......

DIY PROJECT:

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Buy 2 Billy bookcases from IKEA and add plank paneling to back instead of flimsy backing that comes with bookcase and crown molding for a custom look.

shelving + planks
horizontal plank paneling added to back of bookcase

Glam up basic bookcases with crown molding
crown molding added to bookcase

I coud use the tv console I have now (bought from Target), and join DIY bookcases on each side of tv stand and paint the unit white. Custom look built-in at a fraction of the cost!

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