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A Custom Fit

Posted: January 31st, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

Projects for us just seem to start as a conversation. Then they buildquickly and literally.


See, we have a fireplace and two large windows that frame it. It has always been tricky to find something that fits next to the fireplace to hold the technology that we need and use as storage too. We have used a couple different pieces but recently my brother and sister-in-law built 2 long bookshelves to the sides of their fireplace and it got my husbands wheel’s turning. And when that happens it doesn’t really ever stop. He bought the wood last Monday worked on one that evening, the second one he took four 5 minute increments of time out of his work day and one 20 minute work session to finish and then I was presented with this:


So I got to work:


And since I was working a night shift – I pulled out my big gun.

41lc99zw8il_sl500_aa280_I’m telling you, this headlamp, (actually given to my son by his cousin) was a LIFE SAVER! It spotted all those hard to see places where you think that you have put on enough paint but you really haven’t. PlusI felt like a miner.

And to give it the true built in look, he added the same tall baseboards from our fireplace along with routing the top and it was complete!



And in order to hide all those obnoxious little cords - we used a Belkin outlet surge protector from Home Depot.


Can you see them behind there? Gotta love that!


So here is the living room succession up to date…





♥ Katie

{Make it for Monday}

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5 Comments on “A Custom Fit”

  1. 1 Treasia said at 2:17 am on February 1st, 2010:

    I really like what the both of you done. It’s give that storage you need and looks very much like built ins. Well done.

  2. 2 Dee said at 9:10 am on February 1st, 2010:

    Love it! And the fact that you worked well into the night with headlights makes it even better! Well done!

  3. 3 Michelle said at 11:00 am on February 1st, 2010:

    Looks nice!

  4. 4 Melanie said at 4:46 pm on February 1st, 2010:

    You did a great job and I love how you hid the cords. I hate cords but I love built-ins.

  5. 5 Heidi Farmer said at 10:09 pm on February 18th, 2010:

    Oh Katie, this is gorgeous! Love the whole room…

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