DIYer Paul Smith spent several weekends constructing shelves for the odd, recessed space on either side of his fireplace. He cut wood to size, drilled, glued, clamped, and painted, and came up with something amazing. Here's what it looked like about halfway through the project.
To see what the shelves looked like afterwards, as well as a gallery of in-the-process photos, read more
Paul writes, "I think the shelves look pretty neat now the front room is painted. We have no idea what to use this room for, it's kind of a spare sitting room."
Pretty neat is an understatement, if you ask me. It looks like a great space for sitting, reading, or socializing. What a lovely change this is!