Thursday, February 17, 2011

Amazing Fireplace - Before and After

This was supposed to be on post on my mom's awesome Valentine decorations but I sorta missed the boat on that one. So now...........it's a before and after post. My mom has been sick of this old fire place of hers forever. She has hinted to my dad for years that she wanted to redo it. Well, it just so happens that my little sister married a guy is who pretty terrific and working with wood and offered to give it a little makeover.


BEFORE



Are ya ready???????????













AFTER




Pretty amazing isn't it. You'd never even
know that it was the same fireplace.
And wow, check out that darling Valentine
Banner. I wonder which daughter loves her
the most and made it for her.



My little sister (who didn't make the garland),
happens to be pretty amazing at decorating and did
most of the Valentine decorating, pretty darn
cute isn't it!



There is a awesome place here in Utah called
the Wood Connection that you can buy darling
unfinished wood crafts at.....that's where these cute
hearts came from.


So if your sick of your old fireplace from the 70's, there is hope. It may take a few years of hinting, but eventually the man in your life will get sick of it and give in. Or like in my mom's case, she just made sure her daughter married someone who is very talented at working with wood.

In other news, I'll be taking a little break. We are moving tomorrow. We wont have the Internet again until Tuesday. We will miss squeezing 6 people into this little 2 bedroom apartment of ours. I'll miss the washer and dryer being in the kitchen and never knowing if I'll wake up to a cold or hot shower. Actually surprisingly is hasn't been too bad, but I am excited that our house is finished and we get to enjoy it and make more wonderful memories.

9 comments:

Ruth said...

Wow, even I had forgotten how drab that old fireplace was! It has livened up the whole house. Now it's the focal point in a good way not a bad way. I have amazing son-in-laws, and a daughter-in-law that's pretty great too. Oh yea, that fireplace was our Christmas present, top that!

Ashlee said...

Love the Fireplace redo! Good luck with the moving and everything! I am glad that you guys will get to move into your new home! Can't wait to see how you decorate your home. You really are wonderful and inspiring!

Cami said...

Wow, it is looks wonderful! I am so excited for you to move into your house!! I can't wait to see pictures of it.

amy smart said...

amazing redo!!

Good luck with your move!

Erin said...

Wow! That is one amazing makeover. You couldn't tell it was the same fireplace. I bet your mom loves it!

Gayle said...

I live in Utah too, but have never heard of the Wood Connection. Can you please tell me where it is? Thanks! And good luck with the move!

A Primitive Homestead said...

The fireplace is great. I would have loved for something like this with wood cabinets built on each side for my Gram & Paps home. They had a white brick fireplace YUK! Now my Aunt owns the home. She needs to see this redo. Congrats on your new home! Happy B day to your little guy! Blessings!

Richardson said...

I want a BIL like that. It's uber fantastic!!!!!!

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Vicki R
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www.thisoldhouseinnewliberty.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous fireplace! Love you Valentine decorations! Just became a follower!!!!

nancy