This was the fireplace in our living room on closing day. I have no clue why the picture is crooked – I was going picture happy and just clicking away, not really thinking about getting straight shots or thinking much of anything for that matter. I was just so happy to be in our new place!
Here is our fireplace now! We were watching TV and relaxing after finally getting the shelves painted and put back in so please excuse the can of paint and the Chili’s commercial on TV. 🙂 This is a ‘quick’ list of everything we updated in this picture:
- painted the brick on the fireplace
- painted the walls
- painted the ceiling
- painted the moldings
- ripped off the old mantel
- had a new mantel made
- distressed and stained the new mantel
- took off the fireplace cover
- painted the built-ins on either side of the fireplace
- mounted the TV
- had an electrician run the cables and plugs behind the fireplace so there wouldn’t be any cords
Whew! I think that about covers it…
I’ve started decorating the shelves and still need to put a coat of finishing wax on the mantel and get some decorations on it. I’m still trying to decide what I want to do and how I want to decorate it. I’ve heard of the ‘three plus one’ rule (three things on side of the mantel and one thing on the other that balances it out) but I’m not sure how that works with a TV/art mounted above. Lots of playing with decorations in my future! 🙂
More to come in the process of updating our house…stay tuned!