Monday, June 14, 2010

BUILT IN NOOK REVEAL PARTY! Woooooot! AND A GIVEAWAY!!!

Edit: Hey Ladies!  This post is from a few months ago.  Since then the built in has changed a tad. We made a cushion for the seat out of a drop cloth (you can search drop cloth to see it if you like it!) and added a few more accents on the shelves.  Thanks for looking!

Did it feel like this day would never come?  I know it does to my wonderful, handy, handsome husband!  The DAY isn't really here according to him.  The built in needs a couple of pieces of trim, under cabinet lighting, a cushion for the little reading nook, he needs to move the computer to the desk, a couple coats of paint on the very outside trim, the built in in a built in needs shelves still, the floor needs poly, he still has to cut out the five and I have to antique it and I have to hand paint the Robin above the built in in a built in and there are a couple little accoutrement's that aren't in yet.  THAT being said, it's MOSTLY DONE!  I couldn't stand it anymore...I HAD to show you!

If you are new to Whimages and haven't heard me drone on and on and on about this built in, you might want to read this post it has links to lots of other posts about the built in. If you are curious or are wasting some time at work!  Also if you are new, this built in was originally cut into our family room wall, taking a bit of space from the garage, to make a built in entertainment center and bookshelves.   Years later, we got a flat screen and no longer needed the entertainment center. So...VOILA' the NOOK was born. Or something like that!

In another post, later in the week, I'll do a before and after.

Most of these items in the Nook have significance to us.  I'll just explain a few.  The box with the lid on the left was made by Matt's grandfather.  The school bell was his great uncle's and is neat because Matt taught school for 13 years and still works for the board of education in our county.  The lidded box on the right was my husbands great great grandmothers and was hand made by her pastor, it was very sweet of Matt's Mom to give it to us.  Many of the photos have meaning to us as well.  The photo of the kids walking is super cool and is printed on aluminum!  It looks like it's lit from within and came from the ULTRA cool and wonderful family owned business, www.pixel2canvas.com.  The photo of the bridge is a tucked away little bridge in our county.  Since we started dating, it's on one of the country roads that we LOVE to take slow drives on.  The architectual piece above the photos came from my friends store in Bethany Beach, DE.  It reminds us of the wonderful memories we have at their lovely (like so lovely it's in several magazines and 2 books) beach home.  The rest I'll just let speak for it'self.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!  I'm so proud of the work that Matt put into this and I appreciate my father for helping with the lighting!


Linking to these FABULOUS FRIENDS: He even put a lot of detail on the ceiling!

Give AWAY contest!  You may know that I'm going to be opening an ETSY store in the near future after I recover from my recent back surgery.  Here's the INFO about the give away... I am giving away a WHIMAGES.COM print of your choice (with in reason...like you can't have a photo of my children or anything ;-) ).  The photo will either be a FRAMED 5 x7 or a FRAMED 8 x10, it depends on the photo.  YOU have a 4 ways to win but first let me tell you how.  EASIEST WAY...just leave a comment about the Nook! Then the other ways...FIRST you have to go back through the blog and FIND a photo you LOVE (hint: if you put give away in the search engine there are a bunch from my last give away, but still keep looking, otherwise you might miss something!) So the FIRST chance of winning is leaving a comment telling me WHICH photo you would choose and why. SECOND chance: become a follower or if you are one, leave a comment telling me. THIRD chance: blog about this contest or link back and LEAVE ANOTHER comment telling me you did that too!  The contest ends FRIDAY and I'll use the random number generator to pick the winner!  YAY!
WHITE WEDNESDAY at FADED CHARM...this is a FUN party!








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58 comments:

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

That is amazing! Beautiful design and execution A+!

mishebe said...

wow cool built in.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing transformation! You are so clever!

Sandra said...

Wow, it looks amazing!

It's me said...

This is amazing !!! what a transformation !!!..i really like it !!.........i wil play your give away the foto i choose is that white shair with pink tulips on it !!! that's my favorite ......but may i do with it? I live so far away???.....happy week ....hugs from Ria

Remodelaholic said...

WOW! Wow! WOW!

Can I feature this Robyn? Please?

Let me know!

Cassity

It's me said...

Their is a beautiful link on my site........hugs ........

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

AY YAY YAY!!!! Can you sell that nook at your Etsy shop? LOVE=0)

xoxo,
Carol

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

AY YAY YAY!!!! Can you sell that nook at your Etsy shop? LOVE=0)

xoxo,
Carol

Kristin said...

Hi Robyn, Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your sweet comments.! Your blog is grea and I am absolutely LOVING that built-in!!! It's amazing! Your photography is beautiful and I would love to win a piece :))

Katie said...

I love that little nook! It looks amazing!

The Thrifty Designer said...

I love your nook! It is so cozy. My girls would love to curl up on the bench with their book. So glad you stopped by my blog today!

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Marti said...

That is one great nook! Your hubby did a good job. I like that is an out of the way place to keep all your officey stuff.

Flaviana said...

OMG Robyn! it was most certainly worth the wait!I've never seen anything like that, I mean.. it's perfect! Your husband is a genious and I'm very envious (of the nook not the husband ahaha)
Amazing transformation,really
Now off to do the giveaway homeworks;-)
xxx Flaviana

Flaviana said...

Ok.. now there are at least 4 pictures I'd like! what can we do?
as it appears I can pick just one, then it must be the one with the ranunculus in the silver vase over a chair (post of Marc 24 I suppose it was the previous giveaway?)!
But ,just so you know, I adore the urn with the red flowers from a few posts ago, the one with the lilacs and the one with the tulips in the white jug. Basically i love all of your pic!
Now wish me good luck!
Hugs
Flaviana

Flaviana said...

'course I'm a follower!
xx

Flaviana said...

AND I've added your giveaway to my sidebar. I had to borrow a small pic, hope you don't mind?
Gosh Robyn you made work like mad for this.. now you see how badly I wanna win!!
Have a lovely day my darling
Flaviana

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

Gorgeous reveal! And such amazing use of space!!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

And my favorite picture is still that beautiful pitcher of flowers on the chippy chair. Because...I'm a sucker for country charm and a bouquet of tulips! It just makes me think of an old farmhouse on a little dirt road on the first warm days of spring :)

rskmom said...

I want a nook! Superb job!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

I love it! What a cute and creative little spot. Love the blue on the walls too!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

It's fabulous!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!
{Rebekah}

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Robyn, that nook is awesome. With your plans and hubby's handiwork it looks absolutely amazing!
Congratulations. I will have to start looking for my favourite picture now : )
Dana

Marianne said...

Thank you for becomming my follower number six. My husband was laughing of me when I was shouting hurray here for my two new followers.
I love your built in and wish I could have something similar. Between my husband and me, I am probably the handiest one and that means that I will have to wait with anything like this till the kids are old enough to help :)
I am now a follower of you.

Stef said...

Robyn,

This is incredible. My husband's list of building projects is quite long, but I think he needs to get a little more of the "handy." We like to joke, "put it on the list." Your husband is awesome and your details are awesome, too. Great photos, great pillows, great nook!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet words. I appreciate them so much.

xo
Stef

Eri said...

What a wonderfull web site!!! kiss,
Eri.

Theresa said...

I can see why you were so excited to post! Awesome job! Fun seeing how you're "stocking" your newest nook!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Roybn, I'll be featuring your 'nook' today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! ~ Stephanie Lynn

p.s. Scroll to the bottom :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh Robyn, that is one gorgeous nook! You must be so happy & proud of that. It truly is one of a kind and so charming. Love all the little details and the chair.

And what color is that pretty blue wall color?

I think you missed my porch reveal! It was yesterday, today was the shutter tutorial, but I showed the whole porch yesterday. Come on back over!

Michelle L. said...

Whoa. I am in total awe of this nook. I am not worthy to view such coolness! I'm showing this to my husband and hinting like crazy. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Tami said...

What a well use of space...adorable!

Debbie said...

What a great nook! Your husband did an outstanding job, and so did you with all of your treasures.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Zinkmink said...

Hi=)
Thank you for visit my blog! Fun with a new visitor!
You have a great blog...Oh, your Nook is amazing, what a great job!
I like to join your 'Give away'
I linked....and my favorite photo choice would be....'the white duck diving its head in the lake' from 2007.......
Greetings from me!

32˙North said...

All best wishes on your coming Etsy shop. I have a store there, too, and it's been a wonderful experience. I'll be sure and stop by when you're up and running!

Amanda

Sarah said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with your nook! Thanks for sharing.
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

The Frosted Gardner said...

This is amazing. I love all of the crown molding and the wall colors are so striking. Glad I stopped by.

Montse said...

the nook design is exeptional, love the use of space, good luck with your etsy shop!

Amy said...

I totally heart your nook! I love the bead board in the shelving above and that there is both a desk and separate little sitting area. SOOO great!

Amy said...

love the photo of the silver pitcher with the pink flowers on the white chair.

Tina said...

Robyn, your nook is fabulous!! Certainly worth the wait:) I love your pendant lamp, looks great! I also love your pics on the wall, they look fantastic in the white frames! I also LOVE that so many things in your nook have special meaning for you and your family - that is my type of decorating:) I would love to enter your beautiful giveaway and I would choose the ranunculus in the silver pot that I saw on your first giveaway post:) Thank you for the chance to enter. Hope you are doing well my friend ~ Tina xx

Tina said...

I am of course a very happy follower of your gorgeous blog :) I have also popped your giveaway onto my sidebar. Thanks so much again sweet Robyn. Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

Time Worn Style said...

I'm a follower too, would love to go in the giveaway!!
alicia

Michella said...

Hi Robyn~
I love your nook!!! You are a very lucky lady to have a dad to build that for you :)) I had fun reading through your blog. Your profile alone made me laugh!! Quite a few times :)) I think we share the same sense of humor!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog. I am pretty new at this and it truly makes me giddy to see another follower or fan!! I will be joining you on facebook as well. I hope you will visit my fan page too :)) I am excited about getting my shop going again. If you read through my blog you will see that I had a shop but had to close to take care of family. I'm thinking about opening an Etsy shop as well. I noticed you are planning on opening on yourself after you recover. If you have any experience with Etsy I would appreciate any input you might have.
I look forward to the beginning of a wonderful friendship!!! I will also put you on my prayer list for your back as well :))

Michella

C.R.A.F.T. said...

I'm featuring you starting tonight at MMM :) come on over and link up another great idea/11

- Brittany said...

Oh how sweet!!! I wish I had seen your post a few weeks ago before I started working on my son's closet. Ironically I just saw your post through Remodelaholic today and blogged about my son's closet turned reading nook that I completed this weekend: http://www.prettyhandygirl.com/2010/06/when-is-closet-not-closet-when-it-is.html

Your nook is truly beautiful with all the moulding and pictures. Job well done!

Mrs.B said...

That's a great use of space!
Awesome job!

somewhereinthyme said...

Love this. We have a closet that needs a desk conversion.
What is the name of the surrounding blue paint color?
Thanks

umami photography said...

Hi!
We are planning to turn a hall closet into a small office space and I love how you incorporated the little padded bench seat (love that's it's made from a drop cloth too). Would you be able to give me the dimensions of the desk? I'm not sure if our closet will be deep enough for the computer, but it looks similar in size to what you have.
Thanks!!!
heather

Zane Wooder said...

You have beautiful photos hanging up on your wall. You place them in really clever spots too. I love how so much of the art in your house has sentimental value.

-Zane of ontario honey

Kevin Seal said...

What is the width and height of the opening in the wall?

Thanks

Heather said...

Hi there. I'm about to create a little space like this in a corner of a basement kitchen and I'm wondering if you ever posted (or would be willing to post) measurements of JUST the desk portion and how it was made.

Please, please, please? :D

claire Vanuzzi said...

HI,

It's exactly what i want!!!
Could you please give me the deeper between the wall and the beginning of this nook?
Can you contact me by email for give me the dimension?
Thank you so much.
Claire

Kathy B said...

Hello.... I have been looking for two years for an idea for a nook I have. (used to be a wet bar) Can you email me an share the dimensions? From one side to the other desk wall to seat wall and depth (front of seat to the wall behind it and the front of the opening to the back wall.)

Thank you so much@
My email is kathybmomof3@gmail.com

Ida said...

I'm wondering if anyone has been able to get the measurements? I, too, would like to know how deep the desk and seat are.

whimages said...

Ida, the area is a bit over 3 feet deep and 6' wide. I hope that helps!

Unknown said...

Love this idea for a part of a house we just moved into where they moved the washer and dryer from this "nook". I want to change it into a computer nook.

Unknown said...

Love this idea for a part of a house we just moved into where they moved the washer and dryer from this "nook". I want to change it into a computer nook.