Sunday, March 28, 2010

Who's in the Details ?

They say that; "The devil is in the details", though I've also heard it said that; "God is in the details" but whichever way you prefer the nitty-gritty, fine tuning, nit-picking details take more time than the "Big Picture".
For those of you who have had a home built from scratch you may well remember how quickly the foundation went down, walls went up and roof attached, however things like installing base boards, trim work, tiles, cabinets, miles of chalking and painting, touch-ups and more touch-ups; seemed to go on forever. And so it has been with our media center. The cabinet boxes were a cinch to install...sort least compared to adding the crown moldings and making all the angle cuts on the furniture top that doesn't quite fit because the walls are not totally level...walls are never "totally" level...maybe that's a Murphy's Laws thing?

Photo above...doors and drawers are in and the baseboard at the back wall has been reinstalled, but the base of the media center has gaps caused by shims, the floor is not totally level. Soooo...

Photo above...we decide that something was needed to conceal the shims that were placed under the base of the cabinet and gaps resulting from these shims. Something to go around the base of the cabinets to hide this unattractive "fix" and, as luck would have it, we found a nice cove molding in a perfect color and just the right size. How fortuitous ! Sometimes things do go right !

The cabinets are a hickory wood, I love the character of this wood, it's squirrlley patterns and sharp dark to light contrasts in its grain. Now the next problem to surmount is the furniture top that doesn't quite fix!


  1. I love these cabinets. Absolutely beautiful.

    Thank you so much for popping by my blog for a visit!

    LuLu Kellogg

  2. Looking good :) I bet you and John are very happy with the results. It is always exciting to have a new piece of furniture and esp. if it is uniquely yours.

    Hope your Weekend is joyful, :) T.

  3. Hooray! It looks great! Now you can finally sit back and enjoy it after all that hard work! ;)

  4. Thank you for your lovely comment!It is always such a joy meeting new people! great following each other!

  5. OMG the piece is gorgeous now that it is all together, although I couldn't have imagined anything else! You've done a great job with the installation & I love all your tricks for covering things up and making it work. This is a DIY project hat looks professionally installed, you'll get so much enjoyment out of this piece!


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