Nursery: Trimming Out the Built-Ins
With the basic structure of my nursery built-ins in place, it was time to start adding the moulding. To recap, I leveraged two Ikea Billy bookcases and Hemmes TV stands to create my built-in installation. With a little bit of moulding, I knew the project would really start to come together.
Here's where we left off.
To fill some of the gaps around the TV stand, I picked up some flat boards from Lowes.
I nailed the boards near the bottom of the TV stands, covering the top part of the gap at the base.
I nailed a thinner board across the seam joining the two TV stands together.
And then I started adding base moulding. Ahhhh...
I don't know about you, but sometimes I literally have to draw things out to ensure I don't make any mistakes when I'm mitering. I usually buy just enough of my supplies, so I hate making mistakes and having to purchase more stuff. Any time I'm mitering, I always draw my cuts on a piece of paper, so that I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, which direction my angles need to be. It may seem remedial to some, but it's saved my bacon more than once!
I added some flat board to the top of my Billy bookcases, to fill in a slight indention in the front of the bookshelves.
And then I topped it with crown (mounted ghetto-style because I didn't want to move my curtain rod hardware, and because I didn't want to take the time to learn how to miter crown properly).