Built-ins are great storage, they don’t take up any floor space!
We added some doors on the bottom for hidden storage which we actually made out of an old pallet and then primed and painted white. The actual shelves are made from scrap wood we found in our old home or that was left over from projects. We decided to add some molding in the built-in to add character. For the inside walls of the shelves we used wainscotting.
Don’t forget with projects like this to not mess with the structure of your home. This was not a supporting wall in our home but just to be safe we added a nice thick header above the built-in for extra support.
You can find DIY built-in instructions online. My husband did plenty of research before making this one and we got lucky having a closet on the other side of the wall so we were able to make deep shelves.
It adds so much character to the room. We will definitely be adding these throughout our house!
What a great Page , Love the built in book shelf idea ! might try it wish me Luck .
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Thank you! It was a great addition to our living room! Good luck and share pictures on my facebook page if you end up making one:) http://facebook.com/simplymaggieblog