Thursday, January 27, 2011
Every thing about my house is small, exept for one wall....its 16' wide. It was obviously the only wall where a tv was supposed to go. One problem, every option i went through was dwarfed by the wall...that's when i decide: i need a full wall unit.
not only would it be a focal point, i'd get tons of additional storage that i was missing downstairs. I went to ikea and assembled my version of their modular series. i chose a smoked glass for the backing to make it even more dramatic.
this photo is after we assembled every cabinet...its ready to go up
if you look at the bottom, you'll notice that the entire unit is floating on the wall. I trust myself to do a lot of things...but making a huge entertainment center hang on the wall is not something i wanted to try. I called my friend Michael from my Home Made Simple days to help. He was the contractor for the show...we were the off camera design/carpentry people. He did such an amazing job!
I created a dimensioned elevation for him as well as an outline of each box and its contents....I helped with the shelves and the door fronts but everything else was all him.
the room is still a work in progress...i need to dress the shelves on both sides of the tv (there are glass shelves, i dont know if you can tell) and get side chairs....mainly accessorizing issues
i have already put up faux wainscoting and have just started paint touch ups....but that's for another post ;) here's a sneak peek:
its faux because the space inside the "frame" is just my wall painted the same color as my wood pieces
i hope you like it!