Archive for March 15th, 2011

March 15, 2011

Build Me Up

by Cait

We haven’t made any moves on our build-ins yet (I’m pretty sure I’m going to run out of build-in title ideas before we even finish planning ours), but I love, love, love the ones in Emily at Merrypad’s dining room and had to share.  (Also, how awesome is that mirror?  Emily’s is made from salvaged barn wood, but I totally need to make one of those from the pallet wood I have laying around!)  Anyone who hasn’t seen her blog yet should head over to check that out!

I love the chunkiness of Emily’s shelves (read more about how she accomplished that here).  The thickness of the outside edges was something that drew me to the Expedits we planned to use in the first place, so I guess that tells me I want substantial looking shelves.  I also love the way the wall color is clearly visible between the shelves.  I’m debating between leaving the wall behind our future build-ins yellow, or painting that wall a bold color.  What do y’all think?