Not that the delay has held me up a bit. I've just mentally moved on to the bedroom, where we're in dire need of more storage. We have a nice sized walk-in closet, but the hubby and I have too much stuff, it seems. We're spilling out of the thing (and a set of drawers, too). This has become a serious problem.
The solution I most want to implement is to create a faux set of built-ins with some Ikea cabinets. These guys did a really nice job of it.
There's a skill level there that I might not be able to pull off, but I think some of the major things will apply, like creating an elevated platform so there's enough room for the baseboards at the bottom. I'd also like to finish it off with some crown and a little beadboard. And I also really love the Pax units from Ikea.
I stayed up drawing plans last night, and I think I might actually take this on. It would be my first time with crown molding, but it can't be that much different than baseboards, which I've done myself.
Of course, there's plenty out there to inspire me. I found quite a few breathtaking built-ins during my late night search.
I love these cabinets, which have a very similar set up to mine, which will also be next to a window:
This one, also next to a window, shows how to finish off the exposed side:
And if I had this woodworking skill, which I don't, I'd love to try creating custom doors like these:
And these antiqued mirrored doors absolutely make my heart sing:
As always, I'll update you with what I decide to do!