What’s going on?!

19 Jun

I introduced the idea of our dining room built-ins awhile ago so I figured it’s about time to check in with you all. If you know me on facebook, you know we went to Ikea a few months back and picked up some cabinetry. We hemmed and hawed on whether we wanted to build something, use stock cabinets from a home improvement store (like we did in our office), or give IKEA a try. There were a *few* hiccups assembling the ikea cabinets, but all in all, I think they look pretty darn good! 3 cheers for IKEA! The only thing left to do, at least in regards to the cabinets, is to pick up some hardware. What’s your favorite (affordable!) place to get hardware? We’ve looked at a few different places, but we’re (I’m?) feeling indecisive at the moment!

Here’s a progress shot – before the toe kick and trim pieces were put in:

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A couple weeks back we bought some countertops (Corian Rain Cloud) from Home Depot and had them out to measure. We just received a call that it’s ready for installation and in just under 2 weeks it’ll be here ! I will definitely be back to share after photos once it’s done.

Now we just need to figure out what to do above the cabinets? I’m leaning towards open shelving, but it may be nice to just hang some pretty art or a mirror? I also think it would be fun to incorporate a chalkboard wall of some kind… here’s some of my inspiration:

 

What would you do???

 

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