Jun 3, 2013

Reveal: Fireplace & Built-ins

Hi friends,

Today is the day! Finally, after years of waiting our fireplace surround and built-ins are ready to show off! I couldn't be more excited. Here is how our living room looks now:
 

And here is the journey it took to get there:

1) The living room in the first 5 years we owned the house
2) First, we repainted the Living Room Benjamin Moore Cloud White and installed new maple hardwood (then we paused and started looking at buying a new house but finally decided that the perfect house didn't exist in our price range and that we should make the best of what we have regardless of how much we might get back on our investment)
3) Next we had a tiler install marble subway tiles and a matching porcelain hearth


4)  Then we had a carpenter custom build a fireplace surround and built-ins (wish we were handy enough to DIY it but we aren't)

5) Next, I talked my husband into helping me paint the whole thing Benjamin Moore Snowfall White (thank you BP!)

It was no small effort - let me tell you! But we couldn't be happier now. Here are a few more final reveal pics from different angles for those who are interested:



Hope you like it as much as we do!

Thanks for stopping by!


11 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!! We are at a standstill with our fireplace redo, and I think we need to call in the professionals! Yours turned out perfectly!

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  2. Your new setup is beautiful; that marble is so timeless. Can I enquire where you got your coffee table? I've been searching for one like that and can't find them anywhere!

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    1. Thanks so much! - We got the coffee table at West Elm (I am slightly obsessed with their stuff)

      Char :)

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  3. Beautiful! what is your hearth, on the floor in front of the fireplace? Did you paint it? Looks wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Christy! The Hearth is tiled with large rectangular porcelain tiles that closely resemble marble. They were inexpensive but do the job nicely!

      Char :)

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  4. Looks beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration! ARE you able to share the costs of this project?

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I'll try to do a detailed post on the costs but at a high level we spent about $5-6K. The custom carpentry was the largest expense. I've seen others DIY wood fireplace surrounds but to do the surrounding cabinetry requires professional level skills in my humble opinion.

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  5. The after is lovely. I like the before also. Love rich gold colors.

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    1. Thanks Donna! We liked the before at the time too but we were ready for a change

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  6. We are in the middle of a similar process, yours turned out beautifully! I've been searching the internet, not many people have done something like this, thanks for the inspiration.

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