It’s taken a very long time to get up to now, however I lastly have a wall of pink cupboards within the studio! The wall just isn’t utterly completed. I nonetheless have have a protracted record of issues that also must be carried out (which I’ll element after I present you the painted cupboards). However no less than it is a main step in direction of getting this wall completed!
And this wall being unfinished gained’t cease me from admiring the wall of decrease pink cupboards as a result of simply getting up to now was this was fairly the feat. It was a protracted and drawn out course of, from putting in the cupboards, sanding the doorways and drawer fronts, including trim, caulking, priming and portray.
Nothing about that was notably troublesome…besides this silly 6-drawer cupboard within the center…
I put the drawers collectively, disassembled them, and reassembled them so many occasions I misplaced depend. I used to be convdinced that IKEA’s directions concerning the location of the drawer slides was fallacious, so I put in them the place I believed they made sense. They usually seemed fairly good! (The image above was taken after I went rogue, tossed IKEA’s directions on the garbage pile, and did it my very own approach.)
However I simply couldn’t go away it alone. I couldn’t stand the thought that they weren’t put collectively in accordance with the directions. So I disassembled them one final time, and painstakingly went by means of each web page of directions once more.
And I lastly discovered my mistake. I had by some means missed that the very backside drawer entrance goes on a distinct approach than the opposite 5. As soon as I made that correction, every thing else went collectively completely. 😀 However I assembled and reassembled so many occasions that I’m fairly positive I now qualify as an knowledgeable at assembling IKEA Maximera drawers for the Sektion cupboards. I can assemble a Maximera drawer, drawer entrance and all, in about two minutes now. 😀
After I found out that cupboard, every thing else went collectively very simply. Right here’s the way it seems to be up to now.
Like I mentioned, I nonetheless want to complete the trim on the perimeters and on the flooring, and the cupboard doorways don’t have door pulls on them but. However take a look at this beautiful shade!
I truthfully couldn’t be extra happy with how that is turning out. The colour is completely excellent for me. It’s pink and recent and female with out being too vibrant or too princess pink or too Barbie pink.
The colour is from Sherwin Williams (I discovered it at Lowe’s), and it’s known as Tuberose. I had it blended in Behr Premium Plus paint in an eggshell end (as a result of I’m at all times at Dwelling Depot and Behr is my favourite normal objective paint). After which I topcoated it with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in a flat finish (affiliate hyperlink). I do know a lot of you may have requested concerning the portray course of, and I’ll share all of these particulars very quickly. For the entire course of, I used a curler, a brush, and my little sprayer (affiliate hyperlink).
I’m so glad I waited to complete off this wall of cupboards on the backside as a result of I’ve modified my thoughts on how I would like that to be carried out. I had initially deliberate on the countertop on this wall to be a normal desk peak (30 inches excessive) with two desk areas and two desk chairs.
After which I made a decision to get rid of the desk areas, put cupboards all the best way throughout, and use IKEA Sektion cupboards as a substitute of constructing my very own. That meant that the countertop can be greater than 30 inches.
So with out these desk areas, I figured that this 20-foot countertop can be extra of a storage floor the place I might retailer issues like my stitching machine. What I didn’t depend on is that the brand new peak (about 33 inches) is the right peak for me to face and work. I’ve already gotten a lot use out of this countertop! Over the previous couple of days, I’ve used nearly each sq. inch of the 20-foot width of the countertop as a piece floor, and it has been completely wonderful.
So now, as a substitute of including trim to the underside and ending it out like I might do on a built-in bookcase, I need to transfer these toes again (the 3-inch-high utilitarian toes that I made and added) about 4 inches and have a toekick like kitchen cupboards have in order that I can stand comfortably at this countertop to work on tasks. I’m going to get a lot use out of this space!! And the truth that I used scorching glue to connect these toes as a substitute of nails or screws will permit me to make this adjustment very simply even at this late stage.
In all of those footage, the underside trim is sitting in direction of the entrance (none of that trim is connected but) within the place I used to be initially planning. That is how I might trim out the underside of bookcases and not using a toekick, however not the underside of kitchen cupboards that want a toekick.
So I nonetheless have a number of objects on the guidelines that I want to complete earlier than this wall is completed. I form of need to paint the black pendant lights gold. I like having slightly little bit of black within the room, however I purchased these years in the past. Now that I’m lastly ending the room, I’m wanting issues to be extra gentle and ethereal and female, and the black appears heavy to me. What do you suppose? Preserve them black? Paint them gold to match the drawer pulls?
I do know I’ve mentioned many occasions, however I’ll say it once more. I completely LOVE these IKEA Sektion cupboards. The 2 sections which have three drawer fronts even have 4 drawers. There’s a fourth drawer hidden behind that high drawer entrance.
And all the drawers include little plastic items that cowl these areas on the perimeters of the drawer packing containers that don’t look so fairly proper now. That’s the place the screws are that you simply use to do the superb changes on the drawer fronts (shifting them left and proper, or up and down). As quickly as all of my changes are carried out, and every thing is completely spaced, I’ll pop these covers on and it’ll look rather more completed.
And I’m completely giddy about this center part with the six shallow drawers. These will probably be excellent for organizing artwork pens and pencils, pads of watercolor and yupo paper, stitching objects and spools of thread, and a lot extra.
I really feel like I might sit in right here and simply stare at this wall all day. 😀 And it’s not even completed but! However that mural and the cupboard shade make me so completely happy.
So what nonetheless must be carried out on this wall? There are fairly a number of issues!
- End the countertop (i.e., the 2 lacking items within the again corners),
- Set up the toe kick, paint and clear coat,
- Set up the facet trim on the cupboards, paint and clear coat,
- End the facet strips on the mural and end trimming the mural,
- Set up the knobs on the doorways,
- End wiring the shops (three to go) inside the cupboards,
- Set up the countertop grommet shops,
- Add the cabinets inside the cupboards,
- Wooden fill, sand, caulk, prime, and paint the window trim,
- Paint the pendant lights (possibly),
- Clear the home windows,
- Set up the window shades.
And that’s only one wall. 😀 Then I’ve three extra partitions, a again entry, a rest room, and a storage closet to complete. It’s a very huge room! At the very least I’m to some extent the place I can truly see some fairly important progress and I not really feel like I’m caught within the film Groundhog Day, so I’m feeling extra motivated with every passing day.
I’ll go away you with yet another look. (And please observe that the lights aren’t even put in proper now. They’re actually hanging by the wires. I needed to undo them to color the ceiling, however as soon as they’re put in, they’ll be raised no less than six inches, as you may see by the location of the cover. And the ultimate peak will probably be decided after they’re correctly put in, and will probably be based mostly on my peak and the place they work greatest for me.)
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