Whoa!-Pause Right There! (DIY Four Door Cabinet)

Building a Custom Four Door Cabinet

Weekend Home Improvement Shows and a cup (or 2) of coffee will help get the creative mind thinking.  Of course, we had other things to do (e.g., more furniture in the garage to be worked on, grass cutting, weeding flower beds, etc.), but right now, we were glued to HGTV (love that channel).  An episode of House Crashers came on and a flash of a four door cabinet they were building came into view.

 

Four Door Cabinet

“Whoa!! Stop!! Back up” is what came out of my mouth!!  “Wow, that is a very cool cabinet.” I then turned to Gary and immediately asked, “Do you think you could build one like that?”  After about 30 seconds of reviewing the picture he said, “Sure, I can make that”!  Woo Hoo!!

White Four Door Cabinet-process-by Alden Design Studio-2

So that afternoon the process began.  It was a lot of paint and we did not have our wonderful paint sprayer (Earlex)at the time, so this was all by hand.  It turned out Amazing!  The four door cabinet is not too deep, but just deep enough.  The storage at the bottom holds the “breakable” Christmas ornaments that I don’t have to box up!  It fits perfectly in our living room, and the piano hinged doors on this cabinet are so cool!  I love the frame edges around the doors.

White Four Door Cabinet-After2-by Alden Design Studio-2

Sometimes it just amazes me what my husband can do!

Until next time,

Julia

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CUSTOM FOUR DOOR CABINET_Wall Cabinet_ by Alden Design Studio

 

 

Build a BookShelf Out of Old Shelving

It was August 13, 2016….and it was purple….very purple.

Bookshelf-Before-Alden Design Studio

I visited one of my favorite places about 35 minutes away and this lovely purple shelving unit was there just for me. It had to be because everyone would just walk on by without a second look. I saw it too and walked by, and then backed up to get another look. The price was so very reasonable….and it was screaming to me that it needed me!!  Paid, loaded, and we are on our way home! Hubby helps to unload it and you can imagine his look of surprise. “Well, what do we have here?”, he asks. I explained to him my vision of creating a bookshelf and the beauty it would be. It was all on me.

Bookshelf-first coat of paint-Alden Design Studios

So, after a good wiping down and the first coat of Kilz ™, it was now more baby blue than purple. Two more coats of Kilz ™ and we were ready to paint the final color, but first….a few things were needed.

In comes the hubby’s part.

The once very purple shelving unit needed a middle shelf and a backing to create the bookshelf I had envisioned. We had some beadboard leftover that would work great, but not with the “lines.”  So what do you do to make it work?  Easy, just turn it over and use the backside of the beadboard. Shelving installed, back installed and 2 coats of Vintage White applied. We now had a bookshelf.

Bookshelf-After1-Alden Design Studio

Wow!!!

Love our pneumatic Bostitch nailer! It made quick work of installing extra shelves and backing. Vintage White Paint mixed with Chalky Powder made for great additional coverage and a look that made you stop in your tracks. Don’t you agree?

Bookshelf-After-Alden Design Studio

I decorated for Fall that year; contemplating whether the possession of this great bookshelf should stay with me. It did not; it went to a great home and we had another satisfied Alden Design Studio client.

Until next time…

Julia

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Out with the Carpet

Living Room Carpet-Before-Alden Design StudioThe Living Room…our next adventure.  The carpet removal continues and we start with the living room.  That wall behind the couch is the “load-bearing” wall we want to remove, but for now, it is still here.  We have removed the carpet from the dining room (why there was carpet there, I have no idea), and now the living room.  We will only be using laminate flooring for this area.  We know this area will be  “remodeled” again, so we have chosen the laminate as a “temporary” flooring that when removed, can be used again – either by us or someone else. So let the process begin….and end…for now.

Living Room Pad Removal-Alden Design StudioLiving Room Bare Floor-Alden Design Studio

The final result and we are happy! Living Room Floor After-Alden Design Studio

This will make maintaining the floors with our dogs a bit easier.

Until next time,

Julia

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