I am so proud of my husband! He finished this beautiful shelving unit for our living room. I am just thrilled with how it looks.
And, here's how he did it:
The piece was designed to specifically fit into a little nook by our (never-used) front door. He used pine to build it. The bottom portion is a drawer and one of the spaces was left larger than the others so we could fit a small lamp there. Here's Matt making some last minute adjustments to the shelves before we started prepping the shelf for paint:
After it was built, Matt filled in all of the screw holes and edges in with wood filler. When the wood filler was dry, we sanded it down for a nice, smooth surface.
After sanding and wiping the entire unit with a tack cloth to make sure there was no lingering sawdust to muck up our paint. We primed the shelf (propped up on old paint cans):
After a coat of primer, we lightly sanded and tack cloth'ed the entire piece again before applying two coats of Sherwin Williams' Pure White in a semi-gloss finish. It haven't really decorated it yet. But I stole some picture frames from other spots around the living room just to see how it'll look.
I love how it looks. And I love it even more because it was built by my husband's own two hands. This weekend, I'm planning to style it a little more with a lamp and some books. Once it's all done, I'll take another picture to share.