Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Construction In Progress: Built in Shelving

I have super exciting progress photos to share with you!  Remember back when I first started up this blog?  Way back in October...seems so long ago now that I'm such an advanced blogger (haa!).  Well, one of my first posts was some sketches showing ideas for built in shelving around our fireplace.  We've been wanting to do this project since we moved in - and now its finally happening!  Yay!  So over the past few months my husband and I have been meeting with our contractor (Todd @ Charm City Home Improvement) to develop the plans and fine tune the detailing.  And this week construction began.  So far its a dusty mess around here, but it's lookin pretty good.  We're super happy with the way its turning out.  Let me show you:

Here are the before photos:

Before

Before

Before

Day 1:  They built the base cabinets and put up the framing for the shelving.  They also ripped off all the base molding and nosing on the mantel.


End of Day 1


End of Day 1

End of Day 1

End of Day 1

Day 2:  They got the shelving framed out and started laminating it.  They pulled cabling through the drywall for our TV and stereo wires, they installed the crown molding on the tops of the shelves and put a new thicker face on the mantel.


End of Day 2

End of Day 2

End of Day 2

Day 3:  Today they finished all the shelving, filled and sanded the nail heads to prep for painting.  They also put the base back on the base cabinets.


End of Day 3

End of Day 3

End of Day 3

End of Day 3

End of Day 3

The mess :(

That sums up the progress so far.  We've got a few more days to go and then it should be all done and pretty.  I can't wait!

We're also building a little bar in our upstairs family room.  Progress photos on that soon!


3 comments:

  1. Looks great! Can't to see the final product

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  2. It really does look great Heather! Building in the shelves seems to have really opened the space up. A terrific idead and great use of space. - Sarah

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  3. thanks guys! we're really happy with them. can't wait to have you all over to show them off :)

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