HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Thursday, April 24, 2014

MC IS SO, SO SMART!

MC's decision not to build the cabinet, bookcase unit in the Great Room was one of his best as of yet!   As I stated the other day, his heart was not into the project.  Heck, he's built about 6 of them.  He needed something new to tackle.  He also was not crazy about the painting involved in building the units.  He hates to paint!
When he said he wanted to see what  IKEA might have, I was all for it.   We went  Tuesday ---- and last night the entire unit was up and "styled".  If he had built it, it would have cost double, and it might be finished in 3 months!
Of course we got ideas for other areas of the house.  Next project will be the wall in our Dining Area.  MC was going to duplicate what he had built in the BLH, but no longer.   We found great glass and metal shelves that we will look into next month!!!!
So..... TaDa.... you are now in for a treat!
 Here are pictures of our "custom" shelves in the Great Room.  MC did make a base to give them a built-in look.  They came with legs, which we didn't care for.

Entering the Great Room....



Other angles from different areas of the space.



Close up shots





This has to be the FASTEST project MC has ever done!
It looks perfect in the space....as if it was made for it.... and our treasures are finally out to enjoy!

The Happily Ever After House is really developing .......everything looks like it was meant to be!


34 comments:

  1. Wow that is amazing at how perfectly it fits! Great choice and another wonderful collaboration,
    Kathysue

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    1. Things are working like they simply were meant to be!!!

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  2. Those Ikea units fit perfectly! You are right, MC is so smart! Great styling, by the way!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  3. Thank you Jessie. I am amazed at how it fit!

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  4. And you got Swedish meatballs as well!

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  5. WOW! Steve, you are the man, great job. It looks like a built in.We have a Ikea near us, have to go check it out again.

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  6. Looks great! Hurray for Ikea and of course the styling is great. Isn't it nice to see all of your treasures out:)

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    1. Sherry those Swedish engineers are the best in the business! MC is constantly amazed at the products!

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  7. Jan do check it out. It's a fun place.....Ingenious products at remarkable prices! And check out the chocolate cake!

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    1. Why didn't we think of this while we were at the BLH! So QUICK ! And it looks Fab!

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  9. What a great idea, it looks perfect! Ikea can be a bit addicting! :)

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    1. I think you have a point! It certainly could be!

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  10. Perfection. You couldn't have planned it any better. Love the styling.

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  11. We were as amazed also. I have a ball "styling" shelves!

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  12. What a great team, you and MC!!! I'm all for easy, stylish projects. Fabulous job transforming that Ikea piece! Xo

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  13. That IKEA piece was made for this space! MC did a great job on his floor board to cover the legs. It really matches the finish of the shelving.

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  14. Great solution Patty! And yes, the piece really was made for that niche! Love it.

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  15. That was a great idea...its perfect!

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  16. Been reading all through these past posts to catch up on your new house! Congratulations you two and happy homeownership again! It looks great, love the terrace and the layout. Your bookcase looks like it was made to fit that space, great solution at half the headache! Best of luck making your new home your own. Xo Nancy

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    1. Have BIG plans for the terrace in the next YEAR!

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  17. Love this piece and I'm so glad you guys are homeowners again with this gorgeous new place.

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  18. Not only is the bookcase unit is awesome, but the whole room! I love the simplicity of the living room most especially the light fixture and the curtain! Clever!

    Sebastian Chuter

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  19. Thank you very much for your kind comment!
    Patty

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  20. I love the shelves; they look so pretty! Custom is great but sometimes Ikea is the best option- it saves so much time and money. These look so good! I love your new house!!

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