~Crafty Hearts, Warm Home and Little Toes~

~Crafty Hearts, Warm Home and Little Toes~

Thank you for visiting my blog, here you will find tons of before and afters and decorating tips all done with a small budget! I love being inspired, so I hope something on my site will inspire you. My husband and I have been working to transform our little house into a warm, comfortable, cozy and updated home. We are newly married 20 somethings enjoying life and livin it to it's fullest! Now we are on to lifes next adventure and having our first baby! Please follow us as we go through life transforming, creating and learning to be parents!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I heart Built Ins!!!

We looked into buying an entertainment center and then after a few "are you kidding, they want that much for that?"  my determined husband decided to build it, and I am so glad he did!

 He didn't have a plan, just a Pottery Barn picture I cut out a few months back.
 He used MDF and then trimmed it out the same way we did the bar you can see HERE

I just went through and primed it and gave it about 3-4 coats of trim paint 

Then my favorite part, I gathered things I had around the house that weren't being used and DECORATED!!  My goal was to only buy from re-sale shops for decoration, so far I'm doing well (except for that HOME sign, but I did get it 50% off at Hobby Lobby)

Here is a different angle to see how the basement is set up.  Honestly we haven't turned the TV on upstairs since we got our couch last week:)  I hope we continue to use it like we are now.  Oh yeah, the best part....not including the labor, just materials for the entertainment center cost under $200 for MDF, trim, trim paint and hardware.  We had the primer paint already.  Not too bad, considering we were looking at them online for $1500-$2500
Happy Tuesday:)


  1. I love it! We're planning on building our entertainment center too. They are so expensive! Your basement looks amazing!

  2. This looks wonderful! You've done a great job, I have a PB unit book marked for our next job hopefully we will do a good job!

  3. Love it !we are finishing our basement too.
    we were also pricing cabnets.. thanks for this info , Looks SO professional.
    can you say what materials he used to build the shelving ? I can't quite make it out .
    thanks, and Enjoy your new room :-)

  4. Your entertainment center looks amazing! I love how it fills the whole wall. Nice job accessorizing too!

  5. Could you list the supplies? :)


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