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
We tried to live with it for a while. I will admit, I did have fun playing with the fireplace mantel.
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:
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. :)
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