Making decisions on shelving for the playroom has been slow-going. I explored buying off-the-shelf shelves, having shelves built, and now have arrived at having a woodworker friend build them as semi-built-ins. The shelves are in production now and will be installed at the beginning of February!
To keep costs down, they're being installed unfinished, and then we'll paint them ourselves. Each section of shelving is 42" wide, and when our second child grows big enough to need their own room (and their own twin bed), the middle shelf will pull out and allow for a twin bed to fit between two shelves flanking it. Make sense? I'm excited.
We got bids from two other cabinetmakers before deciding to give the business to our friend. He's a bit more expensive, but sooo much more attuned to what we're looking for, and we know we don't have to worry a bit about his work. It's sort of the ultimate in shopping local: spending your hard-earned money on work done by someone who has played Mario Cart with your husband in his undies (they were college roommates).
Since we're painting the shelves ourselves, we're now deliberating on whether we want a contrasting paint color on the cabinet backs. What say you? How is your main Cure project coming along? Has it been like running through mud trying to make progress? That's how I've felt!
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