Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fireplace...Inspiration Complete.


Inspiration Complete.

Here she is.
What do you think?

I think Baxter whooped it up a bit much last night, too much eggnog perhaps. He didn't even hear me finishing up the mantel or taking the pictures!

He sheds, alot. And he drools. But he makes us laugh (not about the shedding and drooling) because he has quite the personality. And I think he's happy with how the fireplace turned out.

Do you see that fancy part of the piano? It's just on top of the fireplace leaning against the wall. That way I can change it out occasionally for a different look.

In fact the columns are not officially attached yet either, unless masking tape on the top counts? I have a little trimwork to do yet to them, then attach, but in the future if I want to change up the overall look of the fireplace I would be able to remove them.

And the heavy chunky piece from the now resides on the top of the mantel. I adore the detailed trim on it!

Just a recap...



After. (yes, I KNOW the trim is still not on the windows!)

Sidenote: I think the dog is officially passed out now. And please disregard the fan, tote and treadle stand. Long story short...fishtank on repurposed treadle stand. Loud crack. Water pouring out bottom of fishtank. Mother and child scurry to find containers. Thank God we were home at the time. Put saved water and fish in tote. Wet floor. New tank. All fish survived. Yay.

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  1. It turned out absolutely wonderful. I love it. Great job. I just had a similar fish thing happen. My fish lives in a bowl in my built in hutch. I removed a plate from behind it and it must have nicked the side and put a hole in it. A few minutes later I looked over at the hutch and saw water everywhere and it spewing out of the hole. We had to put him in a plastic tote also! I would have had a ruined hutch and dead fish if I hadn't noticed it.

  2. Holy cow. It is beautiful! And you just reminded me that I wanted to revamp my fireplace. Don't remind David. I'm gonna let that sneak up on him! haha ~Mindy

  3. I thought Holy Cow before Mindy said it, honest! This fireplace makeover is simply stunning! Your decor is beautiful and sleepy pup is just adorable, but my goodness. I'd swear this makeover came from a high end magazine!



  4. Really Holy Cow! I am such a copy cat! The black looks so awesome! It looks wonderful...I could just curl up with the pup! Lezlee

  5. Gorgeous! I think it is waaaay better than the inspiration fireplace! You did an awesome job!

  6. Gorgeous...!!! Love the makeover. It turned out spectacular.
    I don't have the words...
    Oh yes I do- HOLY COW!
    (couldn't help it) You did a great job and the way you have it decorated looks great too.

  7. I AM SOOOOO JEALOUS! BEautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Jennie {cinnaberry Suite}

  8.!!! How elegant!

    Take care,

  9. When I saw your fabulous fireplace I just had to Follow to see what you'll come up with next!

  10. WOW....What a FABULOUS transformation....It looks VERY striking....I'd LOVE to come over & curl up in front of it myself....Move over Baxter....!

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend Lovey....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  11. This is gorgeous! The mix of modern, rustic, and comfortable are beautiful! Your dog is so snuggly and cute : )

  12. Fantastic! What a wonderful fireplace and mantle :o) You've made a beautiful job of that.

  13. great job! it has a very high end look yet still comfy and rustic

    5 stars!

  14. It really is beautiful. I love all the textures and layers! Thanks so much for linking to the Christmas SFS!! -shaunna :)

  15. It all looks beautiful! Baxter peacefully asleep in the midst of all of it speaks volumes for how 'at home' he is.

  16. Totally inspirational transformation, just lovely. I love the birdcage- and Baxter.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Christmas bracelet giveaway

  17. I love this! Those skates are just one of the many things I like about it!

  18. Awesome Missy! Love what you've done, and its better than the inspiration photo. Enjoy!

  19. Missy,
    Your fireplace project turned out just fantastic!! I know you will have a blast switching out the decor on that gorgeous mantel. It really makes the room! Lynette

  20. You are so cute! That looks AMAZING! I think it looks WAY better than the one that inspired you! I am yr newest follower! Thanks for sharing!


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