When we finished it was hard to imagine the built in shelves weren’t always there.

The project started simply to create storage. We wanted built in shelves and there was space under the stairs. When the shelves were finished we were so happy with the design. These angular built in shelves added the perfect focal point to our cozy bedroom. For the trim we used Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW 7005 and for the walls Sherwin-Williams Canvas Tan SW 7531 for the walls.

When we first saw the room we wondered what we would do with this awkward wasted wall and floor space. Because it is the back side of the stairwell it was fairly wide. If we had we done the shelves from the front to the back wall they would have been too deep to be practical. So, we came up with the idea of splitting the width in half. This way we would have functional shelving that faced the room for treasures and perhaps a tv and the other side could be used for hidden storage.

I love the way all the triangles created this interesting design element and storage space. Win,win!

Before & After

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Trim: Pure White

Sherwin-Williams SW 7005

Walls: Canvas Tan

Sherwin-Williams SW 7531

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