Yesterday I gave a peek into some changes we have made to our living room… changes that we’ve been planning on for over a year! But this past month we finally got ‘er done with first it was our planked wall behind the TV and then the bookcases! Today I’m sharing with you a closer look at how we converted our bookcases into a built-ins.
It really completes this wall. I added the storage bench last week between them because we needed a way to hide speakers and other items that were previously in the dresser that used to sit below the TV. But we loved it without the bench too… and this is a great weekend project to really amp up the look for your space! Bookcase built-ins are so custom-looking and can be super spendy if you hire a carpenter to do it. Which makes it a perfect DIY project!
To give you a refresher, last year at this time, the bookcases were just 6 foot tall pre-fabricated bookcases. Then in January, we added cabinet bases that were the simplest build, and my first real build actually!
Leave it to good ol’ eHow to give me a deadline and budget to complete these finally! 🙂 The way I figured it out, you DON’T have to remove all the crown moulding on your ceilings, nor the baseboards.
Wanna learn how? I did a tutorial which is live on eHow HERE:
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