It’s been an exciting day over here because we finally did the built-in cabinets in our living room!! This has been on my wish list since we moved in last summer and I can’t believe it’s finally done. My husband just finished this project earlier today and I couldn’t wait to take a few photos and share it with you tonight. I’m absolutely smitten with it! Let’s start with a before photo of this room:
And here’s how it looks now:
Aren’t these little cabinets so cute?! I went back and forth a ton on what to do with those empty alcoves. I wasn’t sure if we should do a full size cabinet with shelves on the wall or a shorter cabinet that could be used as a bench/reading nook. The original plan was to do the cabinet and shelves, but I just didn’t think that would look right with the window. I’m so glad I went this route instead. I feel like it fits this space perfectly. And now we have storage for all the TV components!!
Another before photo:
We actually used kitchen wall cabinets for these benches–my husband cut out the back so all the cords could go thru–and then he built on the top and bottom sections to give it more height. I really wanted a wood top, so we went with butcher block. I LOVE how the black, white and wood all flow together.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I’d love to hear what you think of our little reading nooks. xo