I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Built-in Inspiration

A friend and his family will be coming to visit for a long weekend, the end of April.  They're gonna visit the Pittsburgh Zoo, and our kids and their kids are gonna have a blast just playing together!  He's hoping to build us (with Aaron, of course) some built-ins for Alex's room while they're here.  (He's a carpenter, with four kids of his own, so that kinda multi-tasking shouldn't be a problem for him. *grin*)  The built-in is going to go along this wall in Alex's room - the one with the window on it.

Alex's room has been painted a pale yellow (per his request demand).  Well, technically he wanted "school bus yellow," but we bought pale yellow.

So ... the room's been painted, the date's been set, and all that remains is me to figure out what I want them to look like.  I want them to be able to "grow" with him, so maybe what's under the window will be a desk area, with space to push in a chair?  I'm not sure.  This morning I decided it was time to search the net for inspiration photos, and here's what I've come up with so far.
(Excuse the poor blog-etiquite, I have no idea where these pics are from, I just did a google search and saved a bunch of the pics.)

Hmmmmm.  Possibly the general idea - but just the part that's on the window wall.

Not bad, if it had some shelving too.  My kid's got a lot of books.  But the bottom right cabinet would be great for storing his board games.

That's kinda cute - maybe a little too "modern" for the rest of the furniture in the room.  Maybe it's just the color scheme that's throwing me.

That's not bad.  Maybe if the dimensions of Alex's room were different.

So cute, but not for him.  That bookcase's the same shape as the dark-wood ones that are in his room right now.

Interesting.  That'd be quite cute for a play room, but the table'd take up way too much room in a bedroom.

I like this.  Of course I do - it's from the Pottery Barn.  I generally like their stuff.

Get rid of the primary colors - the star pulls, the drums, and the snow.  Then maybe I'll consider this one.

Interesting use of that wall.  It reminds me of something from National Velvet, though.  I have no idea why.

Ummm. Let's pretend I could ignore the colors in this picture.  The built-ins is too boring.

Drool, sigh, I'm in love.  I think this last one might be it.

Hmmm. We have a "contemporary" home, with NO moulding anywhere so far.  I wonder if we could pull that look off?  Maybe they'll need more than just one day to build. Hmmm.

1 comment:

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Knock off Wood has some fantastic plans. Looks like you'll be in need of some custom dimensions but it might be a great place to start. Looks like a fun project!