My family room went from this:
To this today (pay no attention to the man behind the curtain):
Our friend Jeff (of the bathroom remodel) is back again and this time he’s giving our fireplace wall a little facelift. Here is a little rudimentary computer drawing I did to show Jeff what it I wanted it to look like. Basically, a cabinet will be added to both sides, which means a lot of the brick has to be ripped out (hence the plastic tent to control the dust). The brick will also be painted, but I can’t decide if I want to go with a white or something like a charcoal gray (like I tried to show below).
The reason we’re having this done is because we didn’t want the TV sitting on the hearth anymore (shocker, right?) and you can’t tell from the picture, but it would be too high if we put it up above the fireplace.
It will also give us a spot to put a DVD player and any other stuff we want hidden behind cupboard doors. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
As soon as there were no more air hammer sounds in the air, the girls and I enjoyed a little dinner that included artichokes (our tradition for V-day) and then had a treat before bed.
Patrick made it home in time to chase them up to bed so the two of us could snuggle up and enjoy Ken vs. Watson. I have no idea how Watson is doing it, but he is SMOKING Ken. Come on, buddy! Pull it together before double jeopardy!
Favorite quote of the day? When Emery said to me (completely unprovoked), “I’ll be your Valentine, Mom!”