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I’ve always been a little intimidated to tile anything. I love the way tile looks, but it seemed kind of complicated. Tiling the fireplace surround seemed like the perfect project to tile for the first time. Fireplace Progress My fireplace and built-in wall have been quite the process so far! If you’d like to check […]

Every once in a while, I pinch myself that I have a fireplace. Sure, it’s electric, but as I’ve talked about in this post I’ve always dreamed of having a fireplace. You can also read about how I built and framed the fireplace wall in this post. I’ve also always wanted a mantle. This holiday […]

Fireplace Frame TV

I’ve slowly been chipping away at framing out the middle section of my living room built-ins over the last few weeks (emphasis on the slowly). But once I got drywall up, and it’s given me new energy to keep going. As a reminder, here are the original plans of the finished product I’m going for: […]

Designated Space Living Room Built-in Wall

While many people were getting their Christmas trees up and decor out this weekend, I was moving furniture out of the way so I could use painters tape to map out my built-in plans on the wall, true to scale. I’m so glad I did it. Now that I see it on the wall, true […]

My fireplace and built-in plans are something I could go back and forth, over and over again making changes. I’ve had a vision in my mind of how this could look for years, and that vision has changed multiple times! Sometimes, you just gotta go with your gut and make a decision in order to […]

Fireplace Built ins

I have always wanted a fireplace. I adore them. Growing up my home did not have one, none of my apartments have had one, and when I bought this house the slab was already down and they had not installed any gas lines. I’ve led a fireplace-less existence! BUT… I did not want to let […]

living room

As I continue to gradually make changes to my living room, this empty corner was next on the list for a bit of an overhaul. I’ve wanted to DIY a blanket ladder for a while but wanted to be careful about the plans I used and how I styled it. I’ve seen some rooms with […]

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