Sunday, May 8, 2011

Burn baby burn

So did you forget completely about our plan for a new fireplace? Or have you been just dying to know what we chose for our tile?

Either way, here’s an update: It’s finally done.

Here is where we started:


A very basic wood burning fireplace that needed a lot of extra TLC to even be functional. (Sorry about the picture…this was Christmas and I didn’t know it looked this tacky! I guess maybe it will make it like those pre and post weight loss photos…you know the ones, with the no-make up sweats compared to the designer gown and professional makeover. This is the chubby sweats picture I suppose.)

Then we ended up here:


Followed finally (after a few months) with this, a new gas fireplace that we can enjoy with the flip of a switch (which is the one advantage to a cold spring, we’ve been able to use it a lot!):


Despite all of your much appreciated feedback, we decided to go with the blue pearl granite. Almost everyone who saw it in person chose this one and it was my initial favorite to begin with. I think it compliments the room as well as the white trim nicely. I wish you could see what it really looks like but the photo just doesn’t do it justice. Guess you’ll just have to come by for a peek in person!



I think it is a huge improvement! It was scary to design it myself, having to choose all of the details without knowing how it would turn out. I wanted it to match the style of the home while adding some additional wow factor. I am pleased with the results.


Now I need inspiration of what to put on the mantle. Any ideas? I can’t seem to get it right.