It's been a couple of months since Mike finished our master bathroom. After every project we (he) think, "Ah, time for a nice break..." until we (me) start getting ideas.
This time around, though, Mike was the one who broached our (his) next project, one that we're really excited for....Wait for it...Built-in bookshelves!
Mike and I have a plethora of books and very little closet space in our house. Our solution: built-in bookcases on either side of the fireplace with cabinets on the bottom. As you can see, this space really isn't being used for anything currently, and this room is a little blah.
(Hey, you might also notice my birthday present from my in-laws and Mike - a new ottoman with built in storage! On the outside, it's slick and sophisticated. On the inside, it's bursting with fluorescent baby toys.)
I've been having fun getting inspiration on Pinterest.
Mike has already torn out the carpet on one side and built a base for the cabinet. (You can see it on the lefthand side of the photo.) After pricing out building materials, he found we could buy pre-made cabinets for less than building them ourselves - $97 at Lowes! So our project just leapfrogged forward about a month.
I can't wait to get working! By which I mean, sit on the couch watching Project Runway while Mike gets working.