corner built-ins

I can’t believe I’m showing you this, but I might as well keep it real…this is the what the TV “situation” has been in our living room since we moved in a year ago:

Surround sound speakers, tons of cords and a large TV, all sitting on an old coffee table that I used to practice painting techniques.  Pretty sad.  Thankfully, when you walk from the foyer into the living room, the TV is on the left side, adjacent to the entrance so no one sees it until they turn around.  This corner has been the bane of my existence for the last twelve months, but it’s finally being rectified and not a moment too soon, if you ask me! 

We’re putting two 18-inch side panels on each side with shelves 15 inches apart, one shelf over the TV and cabinets underneath.  It’s coming along so nicely!  This is where we’re at right now-one coat of primer:

I’ll be painting this weekend and will hopefully have finished pics to show you next week!  Have a great weekend!


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  1. Holly M. on August 28, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Hey Kelly – did you install this yourself? I would LOVE to do something similar in my living room but I don't know who to talk to about it 🙂

  2. kirsten on August 30, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Ohhhh, so can't wait to see them finished. Love them already!

  3. Kelly@Bungalow Blue on August 30, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Thank you, Kirsten!

  4. Lisa Guinn on May 17, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Do you have plans for this that you would be willing to share?
    Thank you,

  5. Kelly Stivers on May 18, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Lisa-I responded to the comment you left on another post; unfortunately, I do not have plans as we had help building these. Wish I could help!

  6. Jen on March 12, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Looking good, can't wait to see the finished project. Looking to do something very similar. What size TV do you have on these shelves?

  7. Adrian on August 14, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Hey kelly, i have the same exact corner wall and would like to build this same corner tv stand you have. what kind of wood was used for the shelves and everything and where i can get it please?!

  8. Kelly Stivers on August 15, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Hi, Adrian! We used plain old white pine from Lowe's and sheets of primed beadboard! Good luck!!

  9. Jim James on November 7, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Hi, Kelly. Great corner unit. Any final pics of the work? I can't seem to find anything else when doing a search. Thanks…

  10. Christina on July 13, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    hello Kelly, I love this corner built I am trying to recreate it in my home. I have a couple of questions if you don't mind. I noticed on the finishing pictures of the stand the shelves on the sides compared to the middle ones are the same thickness, but in these picture they are thinner, was something added in front of them to make them the same size and how thick is it? also if you have anymore pictures of the build process you might have. thank you!

  11. Kelly Stivers on July 18, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Christina – We used finishing pieces to give the illusion that the shelves were thicker. Each piece is 1 3/4 inches wide and 3/4 inch deep. You can see all the other posts by searching "corner built ins" in the search box to the right. Hope this helps!

  12. LARA MECHLING on March 22, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Do you have the plans for this? Or can you give instructions?

  13. Kelly Stivers on April 1, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Lara – I do not have plans for this, unfortunately! We had a finish carpenter do these for us!

  14. Barbara Wiercinski on April 27, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Kelly can you tell me the size of the two walls that make up the corner (don’t need the height)? Thanks just trying to envision if this will fit in the space I have

    • Kelly on April 28, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Hi, Barbara! One wall is 60 inches wide and the other is 72. It was quite a challenge trying to get it to look centered but we did it! xx

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