Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay, our living room built-in is finished! I am absolutely giddy about it and have been dying to show it to you! If you missed it, catch up on the first part of the built-in story here.
I’ve gotta say, my husband rocked this build! I described to him how I wanted the built-in to look, showed him pictures of the different aspects I was thinking of, and drew sketches of the parts that lived only in my imagination. Somehow, he took all of that and made me exactly what I had envisioned! He even added his own touches to make the cord storage more efficient. So thankful for my awesome hubby!
One of my goals for the built-in was to balance out this wall in the living room. We have an oversized fireplace with planking in the middle and a tall window on one side, so I wanted to add something the same height and width as the window on the other side. The built-ins give us that balance I was seeking!
I am a simplistic decorator and don’t like clutter, but I did want just a couple shelves for pretty things. I love the homey feel the shelves give the living room. I’m already dreaming about how to decorate them in the fall!
We mounted the TV to the built-in using a full motion swiveling bracket. This enables us to angle the TV toward the far side of the sectional if desired. Such a great feature! We use this function every night!
Here’s the view from the corner of the sectional with the TV swiveled out.
The bottom cabinets perfectly houses our components, cords, and electronic gear. I’ll do an entire post on the storage aspect when I finish organizing everything!
And these knobs. Oh, these knobs! They are my very favorite part of the built-in! They’re like the cherry on top of a delicious sundae!
This project took us three weeks to complete between the construction time and the time it took me to do all the painting and finishing, but it was entirely worth it! It makes our whole living room and adds so much needed storage. Best part? No more TV on my fireplace! What’s that? The Hallelujah Chorus playing in the back ground?! Ha!
This was definitely our biggest and most complicated build. We didn’t have building plans for it, so Jeremy literally figured it out as he went. We learned a lot, like how to make cabinet doors and how to cut outside crown moulding corners. I’ll share some of those details in the coming weeks!
And just for fun, a little before and after action for you! The living room has come a long way in the past 3 years!
What is your biggest project? Did you love the end result?