Today’s title comes courtesy of my rocker husband. I told him I needed a good title and he said, “What about ‘Hang ‘Em High?”. Sold! Then Evan walked in and asked, “Van Halen?” to which Tyson replied, “Of course!” The reference had been totally lost on me, but not on our son. People… those are our proud parenting moments right there!
For those that are new around here, last spring we started with this wall:
We then created built-in storage and a standing work station for my husband’s studio.
Last we left off, the built-in’s were looking like this:
We still needed to add doors that Tyson wanted to have custom built. Trying to make them himself and get 8 perfectly sized and planed doors with 2 of those also needing to be grooved for glass panels was more than he wanted to take on. So we waited until we were financially ready to have them made for us.
Once the doors arrived, we got to the business of painting and sealing them so they would be ready to install.
This next part is my favorite… The entire installation took place while I was traveling last month. It’s like the work just magically happened and I got to come home to a finished project. Yay! Of course, that always makes the blog details a little fuzzier, but I’ll do my best.
Tyson started with the glass panel doors. He used liquid nail to adhere the glass and waited for it to fully dry. He also added hardware and hinges before bringing the doors in to hang.
On a side note, we invested in this template to easily mark hardware placement. Since we’ll be adding drawer pulls and knobs in the kitchen (and eventually bathrooms too), this seemed like the perfect time to pick one of these up.
To be honest, it’s not great and neither of us are loving it. But it’s purchased and installed so it’s what we are going with for now.
Next it was time for the doors. Again, once the hardware and hinges were on, Tyson carefully hung each set and took photos for his vacationing blog writing wife. Gotta love him!
Stick a fork in it, ‘cause… IT IS DONE!!
And it’s pretty from other angles too.
But the best is the Before & After, amiright?!
We took this weird wall and created a functioning work space with TONS of storage.
It’s a pretty dark piece, but totally works for the studio.
What projects have you been finishing up lately? Anything that has taken some time, but has been worth the wait? Do things ever get “magically” finished while you’re away? Let me hear what you’ve been up to.
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