Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fireplace Inspiration

As part of our kitchen remodel, we decided to change our fireplace in the great room too. 
 I've been dreaming about a fireplace with a wooden mantel & decorative woodwork for a LONG time.
It is done and ready for paint.  I picked out tile today, but it was on backorder, so it might be a few weeks before I post a final picture.  
I have to admit, I was shocked at how beautiful it turned out!  
It's not even painted & it's gorgeous...that's always a good sign!  
Our contractor is AMAZING...I show him a picture & a few days later it's in my house!

Here are a few of the fireplaces, that I found inspiration from...
This mantel is gorgeous!!
We added planks like this above the mantel...
I love the herringbone tile...It looks beautiful!
We are hoping to have the kitchen done in two weeks.  
It's always a rush at the end to get everything finished.  I did shed a few tears on Saturday when they arrived to put in our wood floors.  They started and the wood we had purchased wouldn't connect with our existing wood floors.  Then there was panic that we couldn't match it at all, which would lead to ripping out all of our flooring!  That would be a big expense we weren't planning on. Luckily, they had sent us the wrong flooring!  They only had a few boxes of the flooring we needed on hand, but at least half of the kitchen flooring was able to be installed.  Hopefully, the rest will arrive in the next few days.  I'll admit,  remodeling has been more stressful than I thought it would be, but I know it will all be worth it when it's complete!

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