Hello! What a whirlwind this past week was at work. I tried to stay mindful of my priorities, but I failed pretty miserably. However, even with great lingering fatigue, today was a NEW day. It did take effort today I will admit....but I did end up spending some alone time with each son, plowed through at least some of the weekend to-do list, got a haircut and attempted this Giada recipe (minus the bread) for dinner. The best thing about the dinner was using organic chicken sausage-it pretty much saved this cooking caper for me.
Ok, so onto the point of this post.....:)
I have been working on a plan to redesign our fireplace, which does not really go with the decor of our family room nor the era I find myself in.
Below are two beautiful inspiration shots (both via bhg).
The room below is more modern than mine, but the wall color is roughly the same as is the original brick. Is that mirror to die for or what?
The fireplace below is just breathtaking for me as well....my family room is not nearly this glam and lacks all the architectural detailing of this space, but I do think this might make for a fireplace-o-fancy for us...
So after looking at these two BEAUTIFUL inspiration photos, I present you with our "lovely"....
(no, the Christmas decor is no longer UP!)
Perhaps just an ugly duckling, that's all....
I spent some time drafting a design (no, I do not know what I am doing, but I did learn some very basic drafting skills a couple of years ago)....
So...the mission now is to see if I can move forward from here. Really, I need someone with a good vision for how it will look in the end as well as master carpenter skills and all those amazing tools. :)
I would like it to somewhat blend with our built-in bookcase below....
and all for the right budget-friendly price, naturally. :D
Here is a shot of the family room to give an idea of the general style and colors:
If anyone has any great suggestions (like how I could get Layla out here to do it for me, for example) or a different design idea, I would love to hear (really I would!).
Here is to a good week!