Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Living Room I've Always Wanted

After getting the walls painted, I really wanted to get built in cabinets this summer. I just couldn't bear the thought of putting back the white Ikea bookshelves and we need storage space in the living room. Also, we broke the stand that the TV and other equipment were on when we were moving things out for the painters.

This was our opportunity! We hired a carpenter that was recommended by my hair dresser. Nice connection, don't you think? I think he did a really nice job on the work.

My very favorite part is the new mantle. It doesn't slope forward like the old one and it looks so beautiful in the room. You can't see it very well in the pictur, but it has three levels on the front, which is just the right amount of detail for the room.

I guess now we'll have to have a party so everyone can come over and see it -- everyone will be invited, even you folks who don't live in Seattle!

9 comments:

jason said...

Wow, quite nice!
It's almost unrecognizable... in a really good way. The fireplace really stands out as a highlight of the room now.

32 Flavors said...

Oooh, I like it. Those cabinets are gorgeous! Now you need to fill them!

Beep said...

That looks great! I can't wait to see all your fun stuff fill up the shelves.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I love your new living room shelves! They look gorgeous. I can't wait to see it when it is all decorated!

Hope said...

Those are stunning! Beautiful! They look great.

Becky said...

I love it, I will be right over to take a look.

Duchess said...

Hey, they look great. I know my husband was over there today, and he didn't even tell me. He always forgets the important stuff!
Can't wait to see them in person!

TinkerDoodle said...

Those Cabnet are amazing!

UrsaMaj said...

The cabinets are beautiful. You will have to stay in the house a long time to enjoy all of the changes.