Our living room had been a challenge for us because it had a huge 18-foot wall that we didn't know how to decorate. We played with a bunch of different ideas: painting a mural, putting fake windows up, buying a wall unit. Nothing really worked,...until,.....we designed our own wall unit. Here is the before:
Notice a couple of really nice things, like those lamps. What the heck was I thinking with these skinny little beanpole lamps. Ugh. And you'd never know that I am obsessive with the way the cabinet under the TV is not even close to being lined up evenly. Hurts my eyes to look at this picture.
Okay, moving on to the fun part.
Yesterday the genius who built our wall unit (Jeff of Fign Woodworking) installed the beauty for us. After an entire morning and most of the afternoon, I have finally rid the downstairs of most of the sawdust and am ready for the reveal.
Who's ready? Okay, here is our after shot:
We are so excited. We still have to get black speaker mesh to cover the DVD player and the other components and we need something to hang over top, but woohoo, we couldn't be happier with how this turned out. We really like how the cabinets are substantial enough to fill the space. I am breathing a big old sigh of relief (I find these things to be very stressful).
Here is a picture so that you can see how high the ceiling is.
What would you do above the top cabinet?