Friday, December 23, 2011

Home Works//Pipe Shelf Unit in Boy's Room

I think it's safe to assume that anyone who visits the Ace hotel walks away feeling a little inspired. Sparse, mod decor, cool canvas and pipe contraptions everywhere. And the overall relaxed vibe the hotel has so perfectly mastered is sort of intoxicating. Plus they have an amazing pool and a great cafe.

Needless to say, I was impressed. Especially by their lobby pipe/wood shelf unit. I had seen images of Morgan's version over at The Brick House floating around the web and decided it would be the perfect solution for that big empty wall in the boy's newly redone master room we had been trying to figure out how to fill within practical means. In other words, we wanted something cool but also a place to store toys and supplies. There are LOTS of them attached to 3 little ones.

Because Mike happens to a union pipe fitter by trade, all the material came free and he was actually really excited about this particular project. A few things we changed to suit our likes were the size of the pipe (Mike insisted we use 1 inch pipe because the wood width we choose was thicker) reclaimed wood planks that had to be sealed multiple times to ensure a smooth surface, as well extending the base of the entire unit to allow room for a desk (designated homework spot!) and then left space beneath the last shelf for two wooden carts we plan to put on casters to store their favorite toys. Blocks and Lego's that are easily accessible & they can roll around the room. But first things first.

Here is the finished version to date. I've had fun rearranging their stuff and figuring out what belongs and what doesn't. Also what they need (art utensils/school supplies) and what makes for a visually interesting centerpiece. Not as easy as it seems. I'm sure I'll be messing with it forever. But so far, I am super happy with how it turned out. Seems perfect for a little boy's space.

Now on to the next thing.


17 comments:

  1. Great, great job! It looks amazing!

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  2. looks as awesome as i thought it would! nice job.

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  3. You guys are just freakin' amazing. You with your creative ideas and geniousness and Mike's handy work and determination...

    This came out SO nicely (and I'm loving your gray accent wall!!!)

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  4. Genius work - LOVE the boys new bedroom.
    Happy New Year to you all - may 2012 rock!!
    Axx

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  5. Wow!! in love with the shelf unit and decor. the cream and grey is perfect. What a team you guys make and Jessica, you've a great stylists eye. Happy 2012 x

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  6. Love the shelf, but really love the grey wall. we painted our living room grey after testing samples, but it definitely leans towards blue. what color is this? meaghan

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  7. Meaghan, the color here is benjamin moore's Chelsea gray, a nice even gray. but kendall charcoal is good too, a bit darker but really neat for accents. I have it in my dining room.

    hope that helps & Good luck with the painting!

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  8. Thank you! we went with a darker BM in our bedroom and a lighter in the living room and both are tinted blue. off to investigate your suggestions!!

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  9. Goodness! This is incredible!

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  10. That is so awesome! Looks fabulous!

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  11. This is amazing! I love the color you chose for the wall too. I am new to your blog and have to say, I am really enjoying getting caught up. What a fantastic sense of style you have! Cheers!

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  12. Love that installation! Well done!

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  13. This is amazing!! You wouldn't by any chance have the parts list - what size (length of pipes) that were used? We're redoing our oldest son's room and we have fallen in love with this desk/shelving unit that you have built!! Any information would be great!!! Thanks so much!

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  14. That is so awesome! i wish to have something like that!

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  15. Is there a DIY for this specific unit? My boyfriend and I are trying to build one and none of the DIYs online are as beautiful or perfect as this one!

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  16. It looks beautiful. Could you tell me the size of the wood planks you used?

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  17. Could I get the pipe dimensions, & plank width sizes?

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