I am also wrapping up Ashley's "new" makeup vanity, working on a countertop for the kitchen, and putting together a art room table for my sister in law.
To add to this list, we are also putting together some ideas for our toy room and a loft bed for one of our daughters. Live is good but life is busy!
If you remember back, this is how our entry looked originally and except for a new coat of paint on the walls, pretty much how we bought the house.
|The original "dated" look|
I used SketchUp to get a general idea of how I wanted it to look. I find its also easier for me to show Ashley my ideas this way rather than trying to explain it with simple drawings. This tool is awesome and free!
After the cross pieces were in place, I proceeded to nail up the vertical pieces and then the top shelf and moldings. I got lucky and most of the vertical pieces landed on a stud but one I ended up having to use liquid nails and tape.