Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Transform Tuesday -- Fireplace Makeover

One of the things we LOVED about our house when we bought it was the fireplace.  I know it isn't everyone's taste, but we absolutely love it.  You can imagine how sad we were to find out that it wasn't safe to use!

Before:  The original fireplace grate was so UGLY.

After:  This after picture represents lots of frustration and hard work (don't ask...it's a really really long, expensive, hard lesson to learn kind of story) In the end, we finally got the fireplace into working order.  Eventually we will add a beefy mantle that I can actually decorate without worrying that everything will fall off of the 4 inch ledge that is currently there.  We will also change out the picture for one fits the decor of the room and the space better.  For now, we are quite happy with it!

p.s. Mr. Wonderful installed that wood burning stove by himself.  He also had to redo the fire box that the stove sits in and take down and replace 10 layers of brick at the top of the chimney.  Yeah, I'm definitely one lucky girl.

What have you done for Transform Tuesday?  Link it up!!
Here are the rules:
1.  Link to your actual post, not to your general blog address.
2.  Grab my Transform Tuesday button and post it somewhere on your blog.


3.  Go see what everyone else has done and leave them some comment love!

I also linked to these sites.  Go check them out.
• Anti-Procrastination Tuesday@ New Nostalgia
• Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition
• Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
• We Did it Wednesday @ Sew Much Ado
• Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
• Strut your stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
• Favorite Things Friday @ A Few of my Favorite Things
• Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
• Home and Family Friday @ Home is Where my Story Begins


Lori@live~laugh~love~create said...

Nice fireplace redo :) Thanks so much for hosting Transform Tuesday!


Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Thanks for hosting your party! You are lucky (as am I) to have a handy husband who is willing to put the time and effort into making your lives better. Hiring someone would be a severe budget hit, too!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Congrats on the new fireplace. It will be beautiful this winter and a real centerpiece for your home. We love ours. Thanks for the party! Rory

Meet Virginia said...

Sarah! It looks so great! Thanks so much for hosting!!


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