posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 08:45 AM
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
Hey, thanks for doing that! That corner will be my office/sewing/writing area....so I left it alone just to give the impression of a 'divided space.
Where the protrusion is there's a large closet with several shelves...will put craft materials/fabrics/art supplies and so forth in there..
Yeah, it's that 50s stuff that everybody had - varnished to be dark. But at least it's real, and not that chintzy crapola wallboard that just "looks
What I removed when I first bought the place I used to make floor to ceiling bookshelves. Now I have another pile of the boards stored in the
basement - was actually considering using them for wide-plank flooring. They are tongue and groove, and were assembled without glue or anything, so
they come out very clean. Also a good inch thick.
Silvio (my good friend and contractor) came over to see it and his mouth dropped open - he said "This is beautiful - but you gotta paint that wall
back there, too." (He always thinks my ideas are crazy, but they always turn out great.) The main diff between Silvio's style and methods and mine
are that he likes to go out and buy all new stuff. I prefer reclaiming, repurposing, and using what I have on hand rather than spending more on more
The whole objective is to use the stuff I already have accumulated, not to go buy more (and he always tends to buy too much so there's even more extra
stuff accumulating)! We make a good team. He's very clever and truly enjoys getting creative with solutions - and this house is very challenging. I
love the uniqueness of it, and being able to put my own signature on it.
edit on 6/1/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)