Monday, March 14, 2016

Hello built ins

I've wanted a fireplace with built ins for as long as I can remember.  I know that sounds crazy but I love interior design, I love decorating, it's a hobby and a love of mine.  HGTV has been my inspiration for as long as I can remember and with Pinterest I can easily find pictures to relate to the ideas in my head.  The picture below is just one idea that I liked and could talk to my dad (my contractor) about, he likes to see pictures of what I'm imagining. 

Let's just take a look at what this space looked like before without any built ins...looks like it's missing something to me.

We're starting this project with cabinets on the bottom for now and we'll do the rest of the shelves up to the ceiling later.  My dad had some extra time and finished this up for me on a Saturday because he's the best :)  Just seeing these cabinets built I was so excited, I'm still excited, I love them!  This cabinets fit snug in their places along the fireplace.  

I also am a huge fan of Fixer Upper of HGTV and of course wanted to bring in some shiplap.  I thought it would be a great pop of texture to the fireplace wall and we went for it.  Here's a peak of the cabinets and shiplap on the wall. 

It's crazy to me what a difference paint makes.  I love white, it's bright and airy it pops.  This is all I'm going to share for now, I need to take a full picture still.  I definitely need to collect some things for these shelves but am happy with how I styled them for now.  Eventually there will be doors on the bottom and open shelves on top.  I just love how talented my dad is and how lucky I am to have him and of course my wonderful hubby who lets me decorate to my hearts content :)



  1. Truly a difference what paint makes... and I've digging the white! Also, what an awesome dad you have. These look SO great!

    1. Thank you Gloria! Paint makes all the difference and so does my dad :)