I was finally able to purchase it. You actually clicked a button, paid, and completed your order. My studio cabinets will be delivered on his April 19th. Eeeeeee!! I’m so excited to finally do it!
I have been procrastinating on this for a long time. I had almost made up my mind to have white cabinets, but couldn’t make any final commitments. As I scrolled through Instagram, it became clear to me that I had become so conscious that the painted cabinets always made me stop and look. But I scroll right through the white cabinet. I am simply not interested in them.They may be practical, but they are not myself.
so i think this is my It’s a studio, but I was trying to excite the white cabinets. This is my every room in the whole house. Matt literally has no say in what I do in the studio (and I don’t want to). The rest of the house has colors. lots of colors. I have teal kitchen cabinets. I have a coral orange vanity (finished out pinker than coral). Still, I was going to use my own space, his one space that I didn’t have to share with Matt. White cabinet?
No, I couldn’t get past that hurdle. I couldn’t let myself do it.And when I saw this photo from Lux Skin Lab StudioTen25 on InstagramI knew the fact that I wanted color in my cabinets.
It’s not like I want hot pink cabinets in my studio. Again, no hot pink cabinetsBut seeing that picture put my mind at ease. I don’t have white cabinets in my studio. white wall? yes. white cabinet? no.
Meanwhile, I was talking to my mother about the cabinet conundrum. She asked how I planned to use these desk areas on the main wall.
After all, I already have two large workbenches, each five feet square. You can use them separately or push them together to give you a 5ft x 10ft work table. Do you really need two more desk areas on this main wall?
No there is not. So with limited storage space, he agreed that a full wall of bottom storage would be more beneficial than two desk areas. That’s a lot of storage! And with all the closed storage in the bottom section across the width of the almost 20 foot wall, at the top he was able to go back to the original idea of placing open bookshelves in two sections.
With all that in mind, I made sure to keep my eyes peeled whenever I scrolled through Instagram. perfect inspiration.Let’s look at This blue built-in bookshelf with gold accents by Kristie McGowan.
I love everything from the color to the door molding details to the frame details around the open shelves to the gold details.
With that inspiration in mind, I’m finally ready to return to the IKEA website and make a selection. Add molding to the design. That meant I was able to use my original choice of white cabinet doors from Veddinge to speak to myself. Veddinge’s white door and drawer fronts are plain and flat, making it easy to dress up with molding.
So let me show you what I finally ordered for my office wall.
These cabinets are mounted on the wall behind the desk and the upper sections are mounted on either side of the window.
The cabinets I ordered are all IKEA Sektion kitchen cabinets with doors and drawer fronts in Veddinge white.
And those cabinets are:
- Cabinet frame without doors (36x15x40) for upper outer section,
- base cabinet with doors and shelves (36x15x30) for lower outer section, and
- base cabinet with 3 drawers (30x14x30) for inner section under window.
This will be a combination of off-the-shelf and DIY. This was because this combination of outer sections alone was not tall enough and protruded from the 20 inch tall upper cabinets. No big deal as these sections are simple boxes and you can build them yourself very quickly and easily. I could build the #1 piece myself, but these have all the pre-drilled holes for the movable shelves, so it’s a lot easier to buy than to make your own. price.
Next is the main wall of the room. Now, remember what it looks like now…
The wallpaper is going to be redone and we are using an open bookshelf in the top outer section so the wallpaper is visible on the entire 20 feet of the wall. In other words, if the Kristie McGowan inspiration bookshelf has a mirror on the back of the bookshelf, I’ll continue wallpaper on the back of the open bookshelf. So this wall has a tall piece on either end, and the rest will be cabinets all the way down.
This wall cabinet is laid out like this…
And those cabinets are:
- Upper cabinet frame without doors (30x15x40),
- Base cabinet with doors and 3 shelves (30x24x30),
- Base cabinet with 4 drawers and 3 fronts (36x24x30), and
- base cabinet with 6 drawers (36x24x30)
In total, including tax and shipping, the cabinet came to $4,259.64. I could have saved a lot by building it myself from scratch, but the time savings alone are well worth it. And I still have a lot of work to do! All the basic, tedious, and time-consuming work has already been done. Making cabinet boxes, making drawers, and so on. Turn those simple cabinets into something akin to an inspirational built-in. But that’s the fun part!
I’m so excited to start this!!
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