When I originally shared our dining room with you in the post titled Rustic Dining, I had mentioned we were working on built-in pantry cabinets. Well my talented husband has finished those up and they came out beautifully! Since we have a radiator below the window that we couldn’t close in, Gavin decided to make it into a server connecting the base cabinets and wine fridge with a butcher block top. It’s perfect for entertaining and our pantry cabinets hold all the overflow food, pots, pans, etc that the kitchen couldn’t fit. Here’s the pictures:
Like most families, our living room is the place we spend the most time. Until our basement is finished, all of Brady’s toys are in here. One of the first features that drew me to this room when we looked at this house is all the natural light. The other thing I like is how large the room is. Here’s the rundown of renovations: the old carpet was pulled up and the floors were refinished; the mirror and light fixtures above the fireplace were removed and replaced; everything got fresh paint (we went with Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Gray on walls & White Dove on the trim/molding/fireplace/built-ins); windows got wood blinds to let all the natural light in but still provide privacy; new baseboards; and crown molding. However, the biggest addition to this space is the built-in media cabinets/bookcases. I wanted to use the space above our fireplace mantel for decor and not a TV so instead Gavin built bookcase/cabinet style built-ins on both sides of the door that leads to our porch (a screened-in porch hopefully one day but that’s another project for another day). Our television is on a swivel so it can pull out turn on an angle for optimum viewing. I love how the built-ins turned out and they really add a wow-factor to this room. Another one of Gavin’s projects was turning an old, reclaimed wood beam into a picture ledge for above our sofa. I love it!