The "Blank Wall to Beautiful Built-in" Makeover

The "Blank Wall to Beautiful Built-in" Makeover

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Janel Laban
Mar 5, 2015
(Image credit: Submitted by Anne Morrison Bradley)

Project by: Anne
Location: Raleigh, NC

When we bought our home there were only three rooms and a bathroom upstairs. There was the larger master bedroom and then an awkward l-shaped room that lead to a small back bedroom. There was no obvious spot for a bed, and you had to walk through the first room to get to the back bedroom. Eventually, we decided to put both of our daughters in the small back bedroom and turn the other space into playroom.

(Image credit: Submitted by Anne Morrison Bradley)

Inspired by a playroom we found on Pinterest, my husband and my father removed an un-used radiator and built a custom window seat and bookshelves. Each of the cabinet doors opens to a basket for toys - which makes for quick and easy clean up. Because the room isn't very big, it also maximizes floor space and leaves lots of room for play.

(Image credit: Submitted by Anne Morrison Bradley)

The shelving was built with much trial and error, on the weekends, over the course of several months. It would have been completed sooner, but ordering custom sized doors from lowe's took several weeks. We created the design, built the cabinets, installed the doors and painted everything ourselves. We spent approximately $750 on lumber, doors, hardware and paint (Valspar Du Jour).

(Image credit: Submitted by Anne Morrison Bradley)

Sources: Books and toys (various), Handmade hand puppets (gift from a friend), pillows (Anthropologie), Ostrich stuffed animal (Anthropologie), Sheepskin (New Zealand), curtain (Ikea), light (Land of Nod) and carpet (Lowes).

(Image credit: Submitted by Anne Morrison Bradley)

Thanks, Anne!

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