The living room was a big challenge and we put it off as long as possible. It has 6 windows, 5 radiators, a fireplace that needed a new face, and one massive wall that made the room look even more unbalanced than you could imagine. There were shutters that needed to be painted, a mantel in need of some serious attention, and the list goes on and on. In my warped way of denying the inevitable, I believed that if I just closed the doors, it didn’t exist—out of sight, out of mind. (We actually did close it off for almost a year because it was used to store the cabinets and appliances for the kitchen remodel.)
When we did finally begin this project, the umpteenth in a series of never ending projects, all the pieces fell into place. We decided to build a bookcase for that wall 11 foot tall wall, matching the crown moulding to the moulding on the original fireplace mantel to give it a timeless feel.
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