I have a bit of a thing for hidden nooks and crannies, secret pockets and hidey holes. I’m really good at tucking things away safely… I hid my most expensive necklace convinced whilst away on holiday if thieves were to break in, that’s what they would take (never mind the television or computer duh). Anyway its so well hidden i have never found it since.

My hallway is a bit bland. The boiler cupboard was just a boring cupboard and crying out to be turned into a bookcase and hidden cupboard.

I cannot claim this one for myself. Having watched a youtube video it looked eminently possible, just cut the centre of the door knock some mdf together and hey presto.

However when it came down to it I decided to replace the door entirely with a custom made bookcase.  I got lazy and paid a carpenter to do it for me, who definitely delivered a superior finish to anything I could do. Had fun painting it though 🙂

I liked it unpainted but up close the mdf against the pine and nails needed disguising.