|Project by tallpaul||posted 12-05-2009 07:58 AM||1555 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I found an alarming amount of dry rot in the old fireplace chase on the exterior of the house, and was doing a half assed job of replacing some of the framing and siding. My girlfriend suggested that I simply demo the whole fireplace, frame in a bump out for some bay windows, and open up the room. Easy to make suggestions, huh?
But, that’s just what I did, and ended up with a room that feels much larger, and windows that let in that great natural light. The cabinetry forms a window bench, and it should make a fine perch for reading in the springtime.
Shaker doors in cherry, some custom upholstery (Sorry, I don’t sew), and a couple of recessed lights above. New oak hardwood floors complete the job of warming up the room.
I’m still trying to decide whether the cabinet doors need handles. At this point, it doesn’t matter, as I haven’t stored anything underneath yet- so they’re decorative doors for now. What do you think?