Sometimes I get it in my head that I've just got to have something. When that happens, it's all I can think about and it usually becomes an obsession until I get it.
About three years ago, I just had to have built-in bookcases... or something that resembled them.
I called my brother repeatedly for advice about how to construct them and he wound up building them for me. (Okay, I may have been begging.) He's such a talented carpenter. Wait until I show you the log cabin he built with no plans. Anyway, he lives two hours away so my bookcases were a big deal.
Here they are. We have since gotten a 42" TV to fill the hole. We didn't know how tiny our other TV was until we saw it in this hole.
We also got a decorative metal grate to cover the furnace "vent" in the bottom.
Here's the right side. I adore the beadboard backing.
Here's the middle... Notice, I pasted in a bigger TV to see how it would look. This looks exactly like the TV we wound up buying.
Here it is with our old, tiny TV. I would have taken new photos but it's kind of dark in here today.
Oh, heck, who am I kidding? I didn't feel like dusting everything because it takes nearly an hour. That's why I didn't take new photos. But it is very dark today.
I love, love, love this crown molding.
This is my fantasy bookcase photo. I painted the wall red, added a big TV and hard-wood floors.
So, kudos and many thanks to my brother. I love my bookcases...
Well, except for dusting them.
Linked to Make it for Monday, Metamorphis Monday, Make Your Monday,
Motivate Me Monday