The progress on the kids' closet built-in has been mind-numbingly slow. Between moving the unit actually into the kids' closet (meaning our access to work on it is greatly diminished at the times when the kids aren't all up in our grills wanting to "help" bless them) and me actually starting an out-of-the-home job, time has been tight.
Also, the weather can't decide what it's doing.
But! Here's what it looks like right now! As in, I took these photos approximately 30 minutes ago!
The top shelving part is already painted and ready to go, yet the shelves themselves (the adjustable ones on each side that is) still need to be painted, as does the inside of the bottom part there.
Originally, I'd thought we'd just use a collection of trim to hide the ends of the PureBond Plywood we used to frame this whole thing, as well as to mask some of the gaps around where the drawers will go, but after standing in Home Depot for entirely too long one morning, I decided that simpler is better and we used veneer tape.
Sidenote: We don't own an iron. We had one once, and an ironing board, but we gave them away because at the time, we didn't really ever use them. Now, now we need both but never manage to procure them. So to attach this veneer tape, I had to use my embossing heat tool from when I made parts of our wedding invitations. And this project promptly overwhelmed my little ten dollar gadget and melted the whole front of it. I made do to finish what I set out to do, but you know, ingenuity turned tragedy.
RIP, heat embossing tool. You did good.
I obviously still need to paint all of those edges as well. Sigh.
Since the bottom drawer units are hacked Ikea Rast units I'd been hoarding in the basement, we had to adjust it a little bit to be able to have trim run flush along the bottom as a toe kick/baseboard:
Ikea measurements, man. They are always just a smidgen off from what you really need. But that's what shims are for.
So, hopefully this weekend I'll be able to get in there and paint EVEN MOAR THINGS which *sarcastic yay complete with jazz hands* and get this thing something close to functional, so we can begin to take some of the other things out of their room and you know, do something like finally get Tova a twin sized bed since she's practically falling out of her toddler bed every night as it is.
Oh, and for those of you who commented that you wanted to see what my house looked like unstaged? Well, here's a peek of what the rest of the kids' room looked like this morning:
The drawers don't stay there like that ... but the rest of the stuff ... well, you know.
I hope you all have a lovely (and warm!) holiday weekend!
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