Wow. I can’t believe it’s here…REVEAL DAY!! Just six weeks ago we started with a plan:
- We painted the walls prior to building the built-in. And saw dust was literally everywhere in that room. Now we could have avoided this by my husband working in the garage, but he had to make a million cuts which have taken a million trips so in the long run it was easier to cut in the room. So, in hind-sight we would have built the built-ins first and then painted the rest of the room. Wiping down all that saw dust was oh so fun.
- I’m not sure purchasing the Ikea bookcases was essential in this built in plan. Home Depot sells sheets of melamine if we were set on using that material. We encountered some limitations in using the Billy Bookcases that was specific to our set up. The base my husband built was level, however, the bookcases were not level. So when we placed them on the base there were some major adjustments that needed to be made to ensure they were straight. Also, from a cost perspective. We are going to do a detailed built-in post and I’ll compare prices on purchasing the materials for the built ins that resemble the Ikea Billy system.
- ALLOW MORE TIME. Just when you think you have your timeline and schedule figured out-double it. That will be your more accurate time. Because, hey life happens.
My dad came into town and stayed up until 2 am helping paint, caulk, and clean. How did I get so lucky to have such amazing people in my life?! Truly humble.
And now for a slew of pictures because that’s what everyone wants to see right!
This gorgeous velvet couch was from my sponsor for this challenge, ATG Stores. It’s soft, chic, and oh so Parisian. I LOVE IT! The perfect place to kick my feet up and enjoy a cup of coffee…or two. My daughter is looking forward to this being her new favorite reading spot- who could blame her!