Hubby worked so hard this weekend to make a lot of headway on our bookcases. (Read about our progress last week here) We want this project to move quickly so we don't lose our precious playroom area for the bulk of the cold weather. He did a load of pre-planning (something neither of us are generally very good at) and it is paying off. There have been a few snags along the way and a lot of rethinking but overall, I think these will be our best built-ins yet.
Here's where we were before with Ikea shelves and the old TV armoire.
Then Jim pulled the carpet back. Believe me, you do not want to put built-ins on top of any carpet. We've made that mistake before.