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