Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fireplace Redo ~in Progress

Well, it has been 1 week since we began framing the wall for the fireplace!   After the framing, we built a platform where the hidden cabinet for components will ultimately go.  Put a few new outlets.  One will being right at the base of the mantel shelf... Yay for easier decorating!  The other is in the cabinet area for the components to plug into.  Next we (I mean hubbby :) connected the gasline from the wall to the firebox itself... And then we cut, placed and screwed the sheetrock into place... (mostly hubby... that stuff is HEAVY!)

Here is the new wall!

Wow, I am amazed!

Here is where I takeover... Started mudding yesterday!  woo-hoo!  Now I was shooting to be done with this project by the end of January... But I am going to go ahead and say I think it will take a bit longer... we will see though.  The mudding, sanding etc may hold us up because it is a 24 hour dry time after mudding.  We hope to get some newpaint to match the existing this week and maybe start the mantel/woodwork soon. 

I still need to decide if I want to stain the wood or paint it white???  Maybe when some wood is in place that will help me decide.  I also still need to decide on some tile.  Originally I was going to do brick but it is going to be a very small 4" perimeter around the fireplace... I am thinking tile or maybe brick pavers?  Can I lay those myself... LOL

I am getting anxious to see the final result!  I ordered a new area rug that is supposed to arrive today!!!  I ordered it online (shopping with 3 kids is completely dreadful BTW!).  I am hoping the colors with brighten up the room and that the rug will "pop" from my dark floors, chocolate couch, darker curtains, etc.  My old couch was tan with ivory trim...  but we needed more seating and fell in love with this sectional... I do love it but as I get to looking around everything seemed dark! LOL  I think I will update some pillows for the spring in some lighter shades too.

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  1. This is awesome progress! I can't wait to see it when it is done (or more progress pics too!)

  2. Looking great! This is quite the project undertaking. Can't wait to see the finished results and hear about the adventure along the way. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm taking the challenge as well and tackling my pantry. Check out my progress...


    1. how awesome is this!!!! it is looking FABULOUS!!!!! i am so excited for you!!!!! this is going to be great!!!! WONDERFUL!!!! SENSATIONAL!!!!! whoooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooo........can't wait for the drumroll on the finale!!!!!! i guess we can then say...burn baby burn! lol!!!!! sending hugs and tons of moral support!!!!

  3. Wow what a project to take on- that's amazing. I can't wait to see how it turns out! And thanks for entering my giveaway : )

  4. WOW! I'm so excited for you and glad you're letting us follow along! I'd love to have you share this at my linky party that's going on right now!!!
    Overflowing with Creativity #5
    XO, Aimee

  5. it's looking great...you have accomplished lots already! oh how i wish i had a handy husband...sadly, i am the one who owns the tools in the house! LOL!!!

  6. Wow! You have made such great progress! You can really see what the wall is going to look like! I can't wait to see what's next!

  7. Love it to pieces!! I'm your newest follower!! Thanks so much for linking up to Overflowing with Creativity!! Have you entered my giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

    Customizable Frames, Signs, Wall Decor

  8. Can't wait to see it finished! :)You go girl!

  9. Goodness! What a project you've taken on! It makes my"I will master crocheting" look a bit feeble...particularly as I'm struggling to do much more than go round and round. I look forward to seeing the finished project. Good luck!


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