Before & After – Built-Ins

I’ve completed Step 2 of my family room makeover!

Today I’m showing you the built-ins…

Before:

I’d painted the backs of the cabinets last year, but the cabinets themselves were a little worse for wear.


Not bad from a distance, but not great up close.

I call this the “reality shot”.  Toys everywhere, cushions off of the sofas, mess and chaos.

Truthfully, having the mess in the photo will make the after shots that much  more appealing. lol

Empty ’em out and get to work;

Perhaps you can see why this is such a big project.
The girls continue to play underfoot and the dog and cats like to join in just to make it that much more challenging.

But I persevered and got them done!


In case you didn’t see yesterday’s post, the colour is Benjamin Moore’s “Metropolis” in their Advance formula – specifically for cabinets.

Ignore the paint on the walls – that will be step 4 or 5 to change out the wall colour..

I got out my handy-dandy iPad and researched “How to style shelves” and came up with my approximation using things I already had;

And yes, in case you’re wondering – I did paint over Hubby’s speakers…

very, very carefully. 

  
More to come, but you might have to give me a few days to get the work done.

Looking good so far!







Have a great one!

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2015-01-30T15:11:38-04:00July 16th, 2014|HOME TOUR, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|0 Comments

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