I'm just going to start right off asking the question I promised I wouldn't ask:
Can one have too many built-ins??
I know I said I wouldn't cut into my drywall again. I said and said and said those words- I said them, but I lied them. (Dr. Seuss).
I currently have four built-ins. Count 'em.
You can point out that the "EAT" is off-center. But I'd wear a cup first.
Number 2. In the master bath.
Also in the master bath. Yep, brass shower. You're jealous.
And finally, the "command center".
Okay. Hold that thought. Let us move on.
A great friend had a great idea of building a nail polish shelf for her daughter for Christmas. Have you seen this awesomeness around?! I'm probably the last person to know about such awesomeness, but check out how it turned out:
Total.Cuteness. Right? Every self respecting girl should have one.
I want one. I don't have that much nail polish because my nails are typically broken and covered in paint flecks, but I'm thinking spots for perfume, too. Possibly even jewelry? Maybe hair products? The possibilities are endless!
So this Christmas gift ended up being something that Jeffro and I got to help out with. And when I say Jeffro and I, I really mean I made all the cuts and Jeffro put it all together and kind of pushed me out of the way. Which is cool 'n all. I just wish I could somehow harness this positive energy I never knew he had into our house projects, because he typically gives the impression he'd rather have his gums scraped.
It's like we're making a wooden flag, yes? That would be totes cute, too.
Here it is nearly done.
And just in case you want to make this adorable nail polish shelf too, I'm going to go ahead and give you a shopping and cut list. You're welcome.
(3) pieces of 1x2 MDF trim @ 8ft. long
(1) piece of beadboard cut to size (*optional*. This can be placed directly on the wall with no extra backing)
Optional pieces of moulding of your choice to go along the shelves to act as a lip that holds polish in.
2 - 1x2 @ 23 3/4" (sides)
5 - 1x2 @ 36" (bottoms and three of the shelves)
1 - 1x2 @ 24" (shorter shelf)
1 - 1x2 @ 8 5/8" (This is the one vertical piece inside)
30 minutes of assembly time, and a bajillion torturous hours of painting (or at least it feels like it unless you like torture),
I want one!
Now let us revisit the question of built ins--
I would love to carve out a space in this vanity area and inset into the wall my polish and perfumes. I promise I could make room. Can I, huh huh? HUH?