Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Suggestions


Dec 28, 2006 (before) Jan 3, 2007 (during)

Like every new year, my husband has time off and a driving need to demo some part of the house! Last year I got a new gorgeous bathroom, this year I am getting a new living room, complete with a removal of a non-working wood burning fireplace and the addition of a new pellet stove. We are in need of some suggestions of how to handle the surrounding walls. There will be tile on the floor and up the wall behind the stove with a mantle.( the mantle will be a few inches above the window sills) There needs to be book shelves on either side of the stove area, the left side holding the tv, dvd,vcr, etc and the other side for books, photos, nicknacks, etc. My husband does not want the shelves to be too deep. We are considering having the shelves turn and extend on to the other walls (no too far as the front wall has BIG windows) and tucking the tv into the corner - in hopes of having it be deep enough, but not, ya know.. We are both having trouble getting the right visual in our heads. It's there, like on the tip of the tongue thing, but just not quite. Any thoughts?

5 comments:

Navilyn said...

I really wish I could help on this. I don't even know how to use a hammer!

Now, to take a pc apart, and rebuilt it, now we're talking...

Fraukow said...
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Epiphany Alone said...

I'd probably have my husband build shelves on both sides that come up us below the window molding, and paint them white to go with the rest of the molding so that they look built in. I've got built-in bookcases on the south wall of my living room (they extend floor to ceiling, with the window in between them) that are only about a foot deep. I believe they're original to the house, which was built in 1916.

Fraukow said...

That's what we're thinking as well, however, the challenge is the TV.It really old and therefore really big. To be able to build it in, the shelves will have to be really deep. Now if i had a spare $1500, I'd buy a flat screen and all would be solved!

Epiphany Alone said...

There's a lot of in between a really old tv, a flat screen, and a space of 12" (or 13 or 15)...