Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Living Room Reveal - Part 1

The project that has been going on for months is finally finished. 

It was SO worth all of the crazy hard work.

Here is the before:
Dark and Dated

We made a list of what needed to be changed:
Fake stained glass windows
80's Fireplace mantel
Shiny marble surround
Wall color

We tried to live with it for a while. I will admit, I did have fun playing with the fireplace mantel.
Christmas 2012
So, we started with the floor in November and have been slowly working around the room. We hit MANY obstacles along the way. The most notable was the fireplace tile. 
There was nothing really holding up the brick underneath. It seemed to be held together by friction. 

We also had a crazy idea to build-in an old cabinet.

Easier said than done. We contracted this piece out to Doug Henry of Little Nook Cabinetry.
He made that sad cabinet into something amazing. Here is a glimpse of his work:

So now it is done and my poor tired husband is in bed early on a Friday night trying to recover from a mad dash at the end. Oh, did I mention that we were getting it ready for a party at our house last night? We are officially crazy.

Here is our finished Living Room:

Remember that cabinet? Isn't it amazing?!?

New Fireplace Mantel

The second part of this reveal will have more about the custom cabinet, the ASCP I used and a few more detailed shots. I will probably be including some of new flea market finds from this weekend. :)

Part 2

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  1. Looks beautiful, Laura! I love the clever way you put pictures in the wire baskets hanging on the wall. The floors are just gorgeous! And the mantle looks better ... more like you!

  2. All your hard work paid off with a pretty room. Love the floors and the cabinet fits in so nicely. That is a great vintage paned door above the fireplace too.

  3. Amazing! I love the color scheme you went with and the cabinet and fireplace look awesome! It was so worth it, but then again I didn't do all the work ;-D Great job!


  4. Laura your room looks beautiful! What a transformation! Love your mantle and that cabinet is absolutely stunning!

  5. Looks awesome!!! Looking forward to part two....... :)

  6. It looks awesome!! I love the way you built the cabinet into the wall for a tv stand.

  7. I just shared your makeover on my FB page!

  8. Everything looks so lovely! I love your fire place! :)

  9. beautiful. Can you share about your sofa, please :)

  10. Wow! That's an amazing makeover! Your living room is so bright & cheery now :-) I absolutely love your painted mantel, and the cabinet looks great as a built-in. I'd say it was worth all the hard work and the ad-rush to get it all done :-)

  11. Laura this is so gorgeous!! The fireplace is incredible and I absolutely love that you turned that cabinet into a built-in! :-)

  12. I featured your new fireplace today at Mod Mix Monday! I love it!

  13. Great job! Love,LOVE the wall color,and the built-in cabinet idea!