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January 27, 2023

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o for those of you who have been hanging around my side of the hood for awhile it is no secret how much I hated our fireplace. Back in November I shared the start of some renovations we were doing around here; painting, putting in wood floors, replacing the floor boards,

AND bringing down this monstrosity.

Seriously, it was giving fireplaces every where a bad rep.

For the most part I chose to neglect this room since the day we moved in because well.....I didn't want to try to decorate around this green-eye monster.

The sad part about this whole story is that this is the first room you see when you enter our house so for the past five years I've been making our guest come in through a back window. 

Eventually people just stopped coming over

Lucky for us we have a friend in the hood who is an independent carpenter and over the holidays he built us this beautiful mantle that makes me squeal like a young Justin Beiber fan.

White Fireplace Mantle

Those wood floors aren't bad either, eh?

Originally, we were just going to replace the tiles and add a mantle but the fireplace gods must have been looking out for us because then I saw this beaut on the internet and my soul was sold on building something from scratch.  Well, not me but the neighbor.

Mantle Inspiration

It's like they're twins! I think he did such a great job replicating my dream mantle.

The best part? He finished up literally twenty minutes before our guest arrived for our family get-together back in December! It was like a Christmas miracle.


Here are a few other "before" and "after" views of the room

after we put away the holiday decor {well, most of it}.

Mind you I haven't done much more in this room in terms of decorating.

Alot of the pillows and knick knacks are from the old room mixed in with a few things I have bought for the new colors{greys, neutrals, and yellows}.

I shared my inspiration board for this room makeover here.


Fireplace Remodel


Fireplace Remodel

Don't mind that nativity scene sitting on our window bench.

I'm sure we'll pack it away some time before Memorial Day.

In the mean time, the Baby Jesus in that manger has been serving as great prop

to rest my cards against when taking pictures for my shop.

It doesn't get any holier than that my friends.


Fireplace Remodel


Fireplace Remodel

The rug was a new purchase from Rugs USA.

It's an outdoor/indoor rug but we really don't need anything plush in this room considering we don't spend alot of time in here and it's easy to clean which is a big plus with the

 two doxies roaming around here.

I scored  it for  just $90 buckaroos during one of their recent sales.

High five to me!

So there you have it, progress on room makeover # 2

{ I shared our other living room makeover here}.

I still have ALOT more to do..... like figure out which furniture layout

I prefer more, decide on a color/pattern for the window seat cushion, get rid of that clunky looking coffee table, replace the pillows, add some wall art,

and lastly figure out how the heck I want to decorate that mantle?

I'll get back to ya about that in 2022.

Stay tuned.

Any new renovations or makeovers in your home lately?

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