The list of materials and tools to make a custom cork and chalkboard are rather simple. I have added the links to where you can purchase the materials and tools below. You can also find a list of my large shop tools used to make this cork and chalkboard here.
I grew up living along the east coast - Richmond VA, Asheville, NC, Charleston, SC and Kingsland, GA. I was exposed to mainly Colonial and Georgian styles and it wasn't till I was older and moved west that I became familiar with the farmhouse stye. It is welcoming, comfortable and timeless. Farmhouse style often features charming details such as scalloped trim, farmhouse-style turnings and age-worn edges. The farmhouse look points to how things used to be and that tugs at people emotions. It’s a reflection of times past, how things used to be made, and how they used to look and feel. The farmhouse style is seeing a huge revival.
My wife really wanted to have built-in bookshelves and who am I to say no to my amazing wife? I do, however, think that the word "bookshelves" are a thing of the past and should be called something different because they are not really used to hold books anymore. I think they would be better called accessory shelves, display shelves, look-at-me shelves or something more relatable to the content they hold!
The center of any living room should be the fireplace. This is a special place in the house because it brings people together. I have wonderful memories of the fireplace that was in my house as a kid growing up in Georgia. We were lucky and had a real wood working fireplace. I got to chop wood and clean out the ashes when the fire had burned out. It sounds like it was a chore but it was so much fun.
The Custom Built-ins started out with lots of research, and like many DIY project we looked to Pinterest and Houzz for inspiration. You can follow me on Pinterest here and Houzz here. A lot of love and time went into this project and in this post you will learn how the cabinets were made. The second post will discuss the fireplace and the third will conclude with the bookshelves. Below is a photo of the final project.
When we built our house my wife Samantha wanted to have a custom pantry. After much searching and research on Pinterest and other blogs I came up with the perfect custom pantry design. I have created a video showing you the process. You may also want to check out my other YouTube videos for more projects and tips.
I have been working really diligently over the past few months on getting the cabinets and fireplace complete for Christmas. I will be posting a full video of how I made this on my YouTube Chanel.
My parents came to visit me a few weeks back and my dad was really helpful. We built (2, Left and Right) base cabinets in just two and a half days. Here is a picture of our work at the end of the two and a half days. The only thing left was to put the top on and give it a final sanding and paint job.