When we moved into our raised ranch I saw these railings and I was not a fan...even more with a little one on the way! They were low, the bars were to far apart and it was actually a little high off the ground. So here is what I did...
Turn Your Ordinary Railings Into Beautiful Built-ins!
First thing to do is measure how deep/tall you would like the bookcase and adjust the plans accordingly. (click through to my blog to find the plans) After we removed the railing we started building!
For the bookcase I decided I wanted to paint the back of the shelves the same as the wall color to give it some dimension and make it stand out. I painted the shelves and moulding white, and stained the top. To see the other side of the bookcase and the new entry go here.
What do you think? Due to overwhelming comments and questions, this post has been updated on the blog with more pictures of the room.
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