Organizing and weeding through tons of paper in Tech Guy's office is taking super long. I am hoping that maybe sometime soon I'll be able to share some of the
pretty manly decorating stuff I've been working on for him.
So, in the meantime, I thought that I would start doing some more tours of our house. I have some pretty dramatic before and progress/afters to show you and will slowly plug through them room by room. I'm starting with our dining room, but before I can post the before and after I want to share a couple DIY projects we did in the space.
Today's post is about the DIY floating sideboard. I've had a lot of questions about how we made this piece and thought it deserved its own post. :)
This was such a simple build-it-yourself piece with tons of mod style. We mounted three 36" x 24" ikea cabinets (over the fridge cabinets with Applad doors) using the Ikea kitchen mounting rails. You basically just need to level the rail and your cupboards will be nice and level as well. Attach your cupboards to one another from the inside and that's it. We mounted our cupboards 8 1/2 " from the floor. The top of the sideboard is 33 1/2 " from the floor.
The top for our sideboard was custom milled from cherry. If you're in the Toronto area, we went to this mill. They did such a nice job that it only needed a little sanding before we finished it. The top is 13" deep and 1" thick. We finished the wood using Waterlox (I highly recommend this wood sealer). I love how the cherry has variations in the wood tones and even the knot!
Here you can see that we didn't overhang the wood top at all. It is flush with the cabinet. I really wanted a clean look. I initially had planned to put on some cute brass pulls on the doors, but ended up falling in love with the plain doors. There's also the extra bonus of Little Pilot not knowing how to open them!
Here you get to look at a semi-tidy section of the inside. I have my Muumi cups, teacups and other dishes in there.
One more photo of the entire dining room. I have added a little bit of spring colour via some tulips and lemons. I may still craft something else into the room for Easter. I haven't decided. :)
Up next I'll show you how Tech Guy installed a completely invisible sound system in this room using these invisible speakers. He's really excited about the post. I agreed to it since there are some cute pictures of Little Pilot drywalling. :)