You guys say ,”Jump”…….
I say, “How high?”
You guys say, “Paint your fireplace”.
I say….”Okee Dokee”.
You guys say, “build built in book shelves” on both sides of the fireplace…..
And I say…….
“You think I’m rich or something?”
I WON THE LOTTERY!!!!
I’m still on a budget.
I’m so boring!
But, I did listen to you all and I am trying to find ways to get the style that I will enjoy, at a budget I can afford.
So…..I have been shopping Craigslist for hutches and china cabinets the exact dimensions of each side of my fireplace.
That is how I decided I would get my “pretend” build in bookshelf look……without being able to afford the real thing.
Getting exact or almost exact dimensions is a little difficult.
There is a difference of over seven inches between the two sides of my fireplace…..don’t ask me why.
And I have the budget of …..well……as cheap as I can get it for.
But I have told you guys before…..it can be done!
And now…..It may not be the “real” built in’s but I do have my “pretend built in bookshelf”!
Or one so far……..
One to go!
And this side of my fireplace was the hard side! It is so narrow. But the size of this hutch or dresser with hutch top……perfect fit!
Want to see what it used to look like?
Even more pitiful in real life.
For a non-lottery-winning girl like me……
The brass handles were on clearance at Lowes, and I grabbed enough for my next “Pretend Built In Bookshelf” that I intend on finding.
Even if you are not a brass person, aren’t they pretty?!
One of my favorite features of my new “pretend built in bookshelf” is where my husband drilled a hole in the back of the shelf and I can run a cord through it and keep this little lamp there.
I painted the hutch the same exact color of my walls to give the illusion that they are built ins.
Or just make it not so obvious, that they aren’t. : )
I needed the storage after selling my big ‘ole honking armoire that previously resided in my dining room and stored all of my dishes and table linens, and I look forward to the additional storage when I find my next “pretend built in”.
So, are you so disappointed that I didn’t go all out and do built ins?
Can you live with this?
Because you do know that I expect you to have your coffee with me each day, don’t you?
And you do know that I am not changing it, right?
Kk…..Just making sure we are clear. ; )
Your visits are important to me!
Isn’t it fun to see what a little bit of paint and new drawer pulls can do?
Still going to show up for coffee?
Because I am emailing back and forth with a person that may be selling me my next “Pretend built in bookshelf” and you guys may have to see that transformation next!
Let me know what you think.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
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