Or, our newly installed cabinet doors in the theater room. Our nearly finished basement has been just that, nearly finished, for over a year. A few drawers, drawer fronts and cabinet doors remained. Last summer, Ben had built the cabinet doors for my office and the theater room entertainment center. Then, the doors stayed in the garage, unprimed and unpainted for, umm, roughly nine months. Why does building and finishing cabinet doors take longer than building a baby? For some reason, we never pushed to complete these tasks. Until recently. Over the weekend, we hung the cabinet doors, say it with me, “Finally!” That’s right, folks. The entertainment center is nearly finished.
Of course, Ben couldn’t complete this task alone. He had some help from his apprentice.
Yes, he did crawl over to plop his big baby booty right where Ben was working. He has skillz.
These doors are on a sliding track system, so a few screws was all it took to install the rollers. We chose sliders to minimize damage from small hands and keeping the furniture arrangement as open as possible.
The cabinets quickly became a fort and Vincent had so much fun surprising Everett.
We still have to add the door pulls and install the shelves. If we had followed our original plan, the entertainment center would be completed. But, something has bothered us about this space. Too many components are visible. And, speakers do not allow for decorative items take center stage. So, now we have a few more cabinet doors to make, to cover the shelving. Doors that allow the remotes and sound to function properly. We have considered either a decorative metal screen, commonly used in radiator covers, and fabric. Ben is concerned the metal will interfere with the speakers, so fabric is our only option. Of course, we’ll share when we get those built, probably two years from now.
I’m going to be a tease and build the suspense by sharing the office with you tomorrow. For now, I want to know if you relaxed over Easter weekend. Or, did you use the weekend as an opportunity to get some work done? Either way, did you have fun?
P.S. Our 1 year blog anniversary is coming up on May 14, so we thought it would be fun to compile all of your questions for a little Q and A post. If you have a question (or several) about us, our lives, our house or anything really, leave a comment on this post and we’ll answer your questions! Fun, right?