fireplace

CORD WRANGLING

CORD WRANGLING

I previously revealed the new built-ins in the living room and shown how our TV sits above the fireplace, but I failed to get into detail of how we got it up there and where are all the cords?! So… For components, we have a […]

CATCHING UP » THE LIVING ROOM

CATCHING UP » THE LIVING ROOM

The living room has come a long way. Not all the way to completion mind you, oh no, not ever. But certainly a far cry from when I first laid eyes on it. We started here: Looking at this picture is surreal. We were so […]

Tuckpoint and parge a chimney

Tuckpoint and parge a chimney

It’s been a long journey between myself and the fireplace, but man, we’ve come a long way. Of course you know about the leak, and the damage, and the ripping out of everything decorative exposing the naked chimney, so frail. This was traumatic. After revealing […]

Progress! …and a fireplace update

Progress! …and a fireplace update

It’s all happening, the buzz of saws and the slams of a hammer, music to my ears. This is a big week. We finally settled on a contractor for the dry rot. At this very moment, my new best friend Bob is down in the […]

I made a mess

I made a mess

It was the weekend after Thanksgiving. My husband was in the back working and I was sitting on the couch watching tv. In the corner of my eye was the wood paneling. That wood paneling, behind the bookcases, surrounding the fireplace and most certainly covering […]