It's a grey rainy day today, and another weekend where we can't do any work outside which is very frustrating. Is the summer truly over? It seemed so sudden. Nevertheless, indoors there is plenty of work to be getting on with...
Not a great day to take photographs due to the light or lack of, but I thought I'd post some on where we are now with the Alcove project.
|Just the doors to complete|
Torus architrave was used to trim the sides and top to the walls, which concealed the gaps as the wall wasn't perfectly square - as is the case with old houses.
Just barely detectable in these terrible photographs is the two colour contrast. The walls at the back of the bookcases were painted in Mellow Mocha to create a greater illusion of depth.
|Mellow Mocha was used as a feature colour|
A gap of 5mm was left between the wall and the bookshelf unit so that speaker cables and any other cables could be tidily concealed behind.
|Mind the gap|
The window ledge has now been veneered with 3mm ply and painted. This seemed a faster and less messy way than filling and sanding out all the scratches and gouges in the wood. I'm really pleased with the result.
|Veneered window ledge|
I'm also currently working on the bookshelf unit for my bedroom, which will be posted soon.