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Picture Post!!!

There is a regular post below this one for today, but after I got Mary’s comment, I HAD to get these up…drum roll please………………………………the freakin’ built-in we designed and built!!!!!!!  Finally…I think we did this back in March?!?!?!  Here’s the pictures!!!

First one here is before we got the new TV….this is our old TV and we had already given away our old tv cabinet, so we had our TV on the coffee table…plus you can see how big and bare the wall was before we did the built-in:







Here is the same coffee table with the new TV on it (Watching Finding Nemo…LOL):

Here is the beginning of the construction of the new wall:




More construction:




Putting up the bead board on the back wall:




Here I had started to paint everything:




Here is the finished wall.  This is before the CD racks went in.  The tall empty shelves on either side of the TV are for CD’s…we bought cheap wire cd racks from walmart and built these spaces large enough to hold two racks, one on top of the other:




Here is the wall finished with the CD racks in and full of CD’s.  Under the TV are the two spaces for DVD, DVR, VCR, and stereo thing.  The two holes under that are actually now drawers that hold all of our DVD’s.  I don’t have a picture of the drawers in, but they are just white simple-face drawers with wide horizontal brushed silver handles.  You can see most of our DVD’s here on the shelves on the right, those shelves now hold some decorative pieces (vases, milk glass & pictures):



So now I have a ton of plain black picture frames that I got from LTD awhile back, and I’m going to get photos of all of my family and make them black and white, and frame them to have all black and white photos displayed here on this wall.  Clint also put in 2 plugs, one at each end of the mantel and I have 2 small brushed silver lamps that have a dark red square shade on each that really set the wall off.  I have the plugs for the lamps and also now to decorate with twinkle lights at Christmas time…I cannot WAIT to get my Willow Tree Angels Nativity set up there this Christmas!!!

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By Lisa
On 09.06.06
At 9:32 pm
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4 Comments for this post

Mary Says:

Wow! You really have an eye, kwim. That looks great. Alot of hard work in deed. I think my fave part about it is the wainscotting (sp), very me. And the green is serene.

My Dad is the carpentar in the family and he redoing my kitchen and Im going with white wainscott and green also.

Stephanie Says:

Hi there, I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you what an inspiration you are to me. I was so down on myself thinking that I could not possibly come from 297 lbs. at 5′4″(that’s what made me notice you wish I was 6′)and become a more fit, healthier person. I started watching what I eat and exercising (WATP3mile, ellip, tread, bike, just recently added in strength training) in late in mid-May. I am currently down to 267 lbs. I run an at home day-care and am a stay at home mom of 3 kids 10 yrs, 3 yrs. and 19 mths. My husband works out of town several days a week and I have turned to the computer lately to get me through. I started posting on Fitday and it has helped me so much to have something staring me in the face showing how little I was moving and how much I was eating. I love the journal on the site too. It has helped me work through a lot. I was doing a search on how to lose weight from 297 lbs. and your site came up. I have to say that you are so funny and honest that it is encouraging. I feel like I am the only one who has bad days or slips up and it is good to know I am not alone. Thank you for this wonderful site and thanks for showing that this CAN be done. You are a sweetheart!

Susie Says:

That is completely awesome! I love organization and that is the epitome of organization!! Wow!

Janice Says:

Love it! I love having everything organized, what a great feeling! It looks wonderful.


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