The cabinets were finished last Tuesday, but I’ve been waiting to post the after pictures until the carpet guy came out to tack the carpet back in place. (We had to pull it back a bit to install the cabinets.) The carpet guy still hasn’t come, but I know you ALL want to see the pictures, so here you go!
I am SO happy with how it turned out! To me, it looks like this is the way it should always have been, which is exactly what I was hoping for. We haven’t put everything away in the cabinets yet because as you can see on the right side, the carpet is flipped up, which means you can’t really open those doors to put stuff in there. The right side cabinet is where a few baskets of children’s books will go. Easy access for the kiddos—covered storage for ME! The left side will be for TV stuff (maybe a new Blu-ray player?) and a few of Emery’s toys. Most are down in the basement playroom, but she likes a few to be upstairs to keep busy when I’m on my computer.
I love how much brighter it feels—it was already the brightest room in the house with the wall of windows and the two skylights, so now it almost glows! Now I just need to figure out the furniture in this room. The leather couch will stay, but the rest of it needs to be tweaked a bit! On the left side is a window seat that runs the full length of the room. I don’t want to put anything in front of it, but that side of the room feels bare! I think I need a Nate Berkus intervention. . .
And this right here just makes my day—no more CORDS!