I've already confessed my love for built-ins. And this weekend we tackled our first 'semi-major' DIY built-in project.
Obligatory before shots:
I designed a simple cube shelving unit, made with 1x12's.... (this was before I put in the interior dividers)
We attached it to the wall by resting it on a 1x6 that we had already attached. Then started filling it in with 1x3's and quarter-round to create a 'paneling' look below, added the mini-crown molding for a more integral look and some wooden corbels for a little detail and intrigue.
We (read I) started priming -
And then added a few coats of semi-gloss Benjamin Moore Simply White. This is the view when you enter from the side door.
And now we have an out-of-the-way spot for jackets (we had a coat tree in the corner that I kept running into). With baskets for mittens and other winter necessities above.
I'm not 100% sure of the exact project cost but I'm pretty sure it was under $125. I definitely think we added more than $125 of value to the house - do you agree?