New Floor to Ceiling Wood Fireplace Wall

Guess what?! The boys moved the TV off of our fireplace hearth! Yay! Now I can show you what I did to the fireplace wall bump out in our family room. Let’s look back at what it looked like before. It was fine…meahh! (major TV blockage) I wanted to bring the same treatment from our…

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Make an Off Centered Fireplace Visually Symmetrical

As I have mentioned before in THIS post, our fireplace mantel is a bit off center. The marble corbels and ledge don’t line up with the gas fireplace insert. That bugs me… So – I covered it up in pine wood. This is where I started – pine 1x’s that are cut to fit snug…

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Neutral with Texture

HI Friends! I am sharing my favorite room with you today. It’s our family room on the main level of our house. There are two steps down to this comfy space from our Music Room/Office.  Mazi will show you… A lot of the accents in here you’ve probably seen before from our last house. Like…

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Old Tray ~ New Chalkboard

Once in a while I like to stop by our Goodwill store. It’s always so busy in there. Yesterday I found this old tray. I drilled two holes into the top to thread rope through. Sprayed it with chalkboard spray paint.  Once the paint was dry I attached the rope from the backside so that…

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Christmas Mantel 2014

Here are the most recent pictures of our fireplace mantel…. Deer head on the lower part of the mantel. Paper whites. An old window layered with galvanized tin roofing & mirror with natural and recycled accents. Brewery growler, owl and pine cones. Wine bottles wrapped in burlap and topped with candles. Old wood, pine cones…

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Happy Colors Family Room

Recently I helped a friend freshen up her family room and kitchen.  Here is a before pic of the family room…. This is an unfair before picture. It’s taken with a phone in bad light. The walls were a soft yellow and the furniture, which is in great condition, stayed the same. We picked out…

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Winter Mantel with Metal

Changing our mantel is long over due. We have a huge hole in the wall above the mantel to hold a television. The TV was too high for viewing for my family so I place this large lettered window there to cover the opening. The window frame is wood so layering other decor with it…

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Add Painted Letters to an Old Window

Our mantel has an enormous hole above it to fit an old fashioned TV. I covered it up with a large window that you may view in this post. Recently my beautiful horse canvas has been featured there in front of the window but I felt like doing something to the window itself. There are a…

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Painted & Chunky Fireplace Mantel

I can’t leave my fireplace mantel alone… I think it’s because I am not loving the TV up there – but after talking it over with my family we all decided that it should stay – for now. Why change it? The top seemed “heavy” compared to the light, white trim below. I added some…

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Indoor Summer Fireplace

The weather is warm so we won’t be using our fireplace for several months. I dressed up this area with twigs, battery operated twig lights and greenery around the large candle trio. faux lavendar lanterns and a rustic homemade wooden box filled with pine cones battery operated twig lights look like twinkling stars on a…

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Spring Fireplace

I went to Homegoods today and brought home these 3 enormous candles. And the SPRING twiggy art was irresistible at $16.99. So right to the mantel they all went. I made a box out of an old shipping crate (leaving the hardware on) and new wood for the candles and surrounded them with pine cones and a faux…

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{Rustic Heart Mantel}

I started my morning with ambition to decorate for Valentine’s Day. (I usually just skip over that holiday decor and go for the heart shaped sugar cookies) I had this one token heart to use. The foyer is where it all began… The “Back in Black” table needed something. So I distressed it. Sand, Rub…

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Winter Mantel 2012

2012 mantel…..  How do you make a mantel with the TV as the focal point beautiful? (sigh) I made an attempt to do so while keeping it simple but sparkly for Christmas. (I don’t like to show off electronics – but this set up is  functional)You can see how I framed in the TV here.…

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Upgrade Your Builder Mantel {easy}

The fireplace is a huge focal point in our house. I want it to look beautiful. (even with the TV sitting above) This was the mantel shelf….BEFORE! And now! How? I built a 5 sided box from pine – With these supplies: 1 – 2x8x8 rough pine for the top 1 – 1x6x8 for the…

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Room for Family Time

Our family room is a comfortable, bright space. I like that it is symmetrical. The fireplace and TV are the focal point so I don’t have to choose between the two for placing furniture. The houses built here in this neighborhood have huge cubby holes for the TV, which is great. The problem is that…

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