Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to me

First of all, Merry Christmas to you all!  Is it wrong to post about house stuff on Christmas?  I hope not, because I'm going to.  A couple weeks ago, I got myself the best Christmas present.  I hired my talented cousin Randy Reblin to finish the baseboard and crown molding on our long-awaited built-in bookcase.  Before he worked his magic, it looked like this:
We didn't have the proper tools to continue our crown and base trim and have them look nice.  For one thing, we couldn't find the same molding profile anywhere.  My cousin has a carpentery business and he is AMAZING with trim. On one happy Wednesday, this is what I came home from work to see!
Check this out!
Randy and his helper matched it up perfectly.
I was so excited that I immediately started getting my BIN primer mixed up.
And here it is all painted!
The last thing we needed to do is finish the rough edge of the 'countertop' piece.  It had been cut down, and the cut end was not very pretty.  
We just used these 3/4 inch square pieces for the finishing edge. 
Here is is all attached.  I like that it is both finished-looking, and adds a little extra shelf space. 
Everything is primed, painted, and set up.  Next week I will finally show the finished 'woman cave'!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and holiday!

15 comments:

Deb said...

Looks amazing and yes, it's great to see house stuff on Christmas!!

Kerry said...

Looks awesome Sara! It's NEVER wrong to post house stuff... EVER! Hope you have a great Christmas!

Fred @ One Project Closer said...

So beautiful! This is exactly what we want to do in our kids school room. Awesome inspiration.

Lisa said...

They look awesome :-)

Kate R said...

I need a Santa/cousin like this guy! They look gorgeous!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

That is really beautiful, Sara!

Hillary @ The Sweet Maple Life said...

Nothing like having family hook-up! Can't wait to see the finished product - it already looks amazing in its unfinished state.

Inspire Me Heather said...

Great job - from a new follower!

Cait @ Hernando House said...

That is awesome, Sara! Love it!

Mary @ stylefyles said...

WOW.

wowowowowowow.

That looks AMAZING.

Boozie Susie would be SO CONFUSED.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Wow, this thing is a work of art! That trim really brings it up an extra notch!!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

If I had awesome built-in bookcases like these, I'd post about them on Christmas too! The trimwork looks so good. I can't wait to see everything all put together!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is gorgeous. I love how you incorporated the trim and the crown moulding. Ryan and I have been going back and forth about builtins and he just couldn't visualize. I just turned my computer to him, and he said, "Oh... that's what you wanted."

Lindsay said...

Holy cow. Awesome. Absolutely awesome.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

This looks so so great. I love your new built-ins and am so jealous! You guys did an amazing job with this.