The Built-In

A few weeks ago I took on a project for a friend.

I’m not going to lie – I was thrilled to have been asked, excited for the challenge, but terrified of the task.

This is a custom built piece with beautiful detail.


 That was the before, so you know this thing needed putty, sanding, priming and painting.

To top it all off, Sherri’s home is gorgeous.

As in capital “G” gorgeous.

There would be no way to hide screw ups.

You may have noticed that I had some less than lustre blog posts while I was doing this (case in point: decorating my cedar globes with ribbon).

Sorry about that.

I wanted to post something but this (and my job) were suddenly taking up my crafting time.

Here’s the during:

Built-in 1

 Well, the glass inserts for the cupboard doors went in last week, so I very impolitely invited myself back to Sherri’s for a brag-shot.

This is my baby in the midst of getting styled:

Built-in 11

  AND Sherri and Andrew are still speaking to me!


Thank you guys – for the opportunity, your patience and for letting me show it off.

Have a great one!

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2015-05-04T13:26:36-04:00December 7th, 2013|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|3 Comments


  1. Anonymous December 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    You did a FANTASTIC job, we love it & cannot thank you enough for making the time!! Now I need to “pretty it up”, zero time to focus on that…

  2. Sunday December 10, 2013 at 2:29 am - Reply

    Looks beautiful! I want to build closets in my daughters room and this is so inspiring! Great job!

    • Shelly December 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      If you’re in London or surrounding, I could give you the name of the genius that built this…

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