Lounge room renovations – Part Two

The last update on our lounge room was making the shaker style doors for our cabinets on either side of the fireplace.  This weekend we fixed them into the cavity and fitted the benchtop.  It doesn’t sound like much, however, I needed to call in the big guns to help me with the heavier items.

I didn’t think there would be much impact by adding the benchtop.  I was wrong, the look amazing and I’m so happy with them.

If you missed the first Blog, click here.

This is what the space looked like before.

Considering the cabinets were a standard size, we had to fill the gaps on either side of each cabinets.


Then, added additional support to the benchtop by adding a batten.


We cut the timber benchtop we had chosen to the size of each cavity.  This may require a bit of trimming and checking as older houses wall are rarely ever straight.  Once you are satisfied with how the benchtop fits, secure it from inside the cabinet.


And here’s the finished product.



All that needs to be completed is the mantle and the skirting.  Another job done – tick.  I love it, what do you think?

Thanks for reading.

Jo xx






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