Fireplace Peek

The living room re-do is progressing nicely. We’re still finishing up a few things, but even not completely done, it’s already much improved and we love hanging out in there. So that you can fully appreciate the changes, here’s a side-by-side of the before & after: So much better!  More soon! We had bookcases built…

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Living Room: Paint meets fireplace

We primed the living room’s brick fireplace tonight after work, y’all! Look: We’ve still got to the get actual paint color on there (the bottom gray shown here), but whew, just seeing the primer on there makes for such a nice change. Also, let me just say: Painting brick is not very fun and requires way…

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Living Room: Painting brick & a bright new sofa!

Remember when I showed you the wood paneling that made up my living room walls, and then when that was ripped off, and later when there was sheetrock up and white paint on the new walls? Well, we’re moving onto the next steps! Finally! We took a break for a few weeks there to go…

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Walls! Paint! Progress!

A few days I posted an update on the progress in the living room, but the photos were all newly installed drywall and that’s just not a good look, so I’m updating again. Remember the new drywall: Look! Paint & the floors can be seen again! There’s still more to do of course, but the…

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Living Room Progress: Walls are Happening!

In the past month, since we ripped the paneling off the walls, we’ve had the air conditioning vent moved from the wall to the ceiling, and all of the electrical re-done. Then we took a pause to spend a week in Portland and I spent a weekend working in Fort Worth, so… now we’re back to…

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Living Room Progress: Demo Done!

After yesterday’s wood paneling removal-palooza, we were left with the solid wood built-ins around the fireplace that were reeeeeeally nailed in there & a bunch of clean up to do today. And since we recently got a leak fixed next to the chimney, we were sort of dreading seeing what it looked like behind there……

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Living Room Progress: Bye Walls!

As promised, we’re in full living room demo mode this weekend. We spent Friday night emptying the room out so there won’t be any furniture in the way while we work. So now we’ve got two living rooms worth of furniture in one living room. It’s a bit cramped, but we’ve got paths to each…

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