09 Oct. 1992|
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And then once trim was added to the top around the ceiling, and then whole thing was primed (twice) and painted (three times), and the wall touched up, it looked like this! My husband, Matt, has multiple sclerosis and is in a wheelchair, so he’s unable to help me with any home improvement projects.
Kristi, how exciting to look on your blog this morning and find that you’ve finished your bookcase wall! We love the classic style and necessary storage that a built-in shelf, cupboard, or desk adds. We’ve been married for 26 years, have six wonderful kids, and together we all try to make our house OUR HOME.
We’ve replaced all the brass, painted over all the dark colors and lightened everything up, and painted EVERYTHING that is oak. Because we needed a desk somewhere in the room for homework and, even more importantly, video games, we decided to build wall to wall, floor to ceiling built in bookcases with a desk in the middle at one end of the room.
After removing all the doors and hardware, I cleaned everything with TSP to remove the oil and dirt. To attach the cabinets to the wall we found the wall studs with our trusty stud finder and marked them with painters tape.
After we cut the dados for the shelves, we used wood glue and nails to hold the shelves in place. The top shelf is full of my collection of vases that have been filled with flowers at one time in our lives and given to me from the LOML (Love Of My Life). Thank you to BLACK+DECKER for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to FINALLY finish this project!
I decided to add tongue and groove above the fireplace for some interest and then topped everything with crown molding. About Latest Posts Join MeAngelaI am an avid DIYer with a passion for making my house a home.I'd love for you to join me on my adventures!
So when our guest today shared this AMAZING built-in desk and bookcase at our weekend link party, I jumped at the chance to have her share it with you. We’ve remodeled our kitchen, gave Daughter #2 her own bedroom, and laid plywood floors in our family room.
We screwed each cabinet into the stud, adding shims under the cabinets where needed to make the cabinets level. We decided to have the butcherblock go all the way across the whole built-in which is 16 feet.
After 24 hours, I painted six thin coats of Varathane Interior Semi-gloss porch and floor polyurethane.
We attached picture frame molding around each section with Loctite adhesive and nails, caulked everything and VOILA!!
Thank you so much for sharing and giving such great information so we can all build a gorgeous desk of our own! I have loved seeing your condo transformed into what it is today, and I can’t wait to see what you do with your next home.
I’ve been blogging for about two years and love sharing all the fun projects that The Love of My Life (LOML) and I have fun doing together.