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Well, I am finally back in Ohio.  I’m still working on getting the condo back in working order.  Probably take months to do this but that’s the fun, isn’t it?  There are always a few problems when I get back. This time  I needed to get a new dishwasher and to spend some time working on furniture rearranging and upgrading.  That is not quite done but at least the dishwasher is in and working.  Yea!

I was sitting on the couch the other night, watching TV.  I keep looking at the wall and wishing I had built-ins like John did for his daughter’s house.

Doesn’t this look fantastic

I sadly have a much smaller room than she has in her great house.  My condo living room is quite narrow.  It’s actually 13 feet but about 12 ft to the couch I was sitting on. I want to have those shelves on the wall opposite my couch.  My fireplace is catty-corner to the left. The wall to the right of the fireplace is broken by an entrance to the master bedroom.  It is on either side of the bedroom entrance I wanted the built-ins.

I have my tv on a new entertainment table on one side of the door and a vintage Bombay reproduction chest on the other size.   I love that chest and have had it for donkey years.  I don’t want to have to remove them from the room.  I know I could put the TV on a shelf like in the house picture above but I think having just the chest on the other side looks strange.



Here is the wall I am speaking about

As you can see it’s a real funky wall.  Its angled against the fireplace and to make matters worse it has a vaulted ceiling – so the top is also angled.  Now I can have built-ins put in but that will decrease my floor space by three feet, narrowing the room even further and I don’t think I can put that Bombay dresser against the built-in cabinets and shelves.  So I was thinking of doing free floating shelving.   I would place them on the same level on both sides of the door.  I was thinking putting two or three on either side starting about six inches above the tv screen.  Maybe a bit higher- mid-distance on the door molding that is visible here above the tv. The second one would be even with the top of the door trim and the third would be a foot or so above that.  That one could be one long piece or use two and then a third over the door.





I will probably leave all the trim the oak and not paint it. So instead of painting the shelves cream, I think I would paint them the light gray  I used on the walls.

What do you think??? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

As always, I thank you for listening…please send your comments…all help wanted!

Talk soon Dee xo

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