My weekend plans of building a new fireplace mantle and built ins while Jason installed the hardwood floors (as my husband frequently tells me, I have unrealistic expectations) got preempted by an upper respiratory infection. I spent my morning at the walk-in clinic waiting for a God-send of a P.A. to write me some Augmentin while listening to the lyrical sound of dozens of people coughing in the rooms next to me. I was awake until 5 am because my sinus pain was so terrible I couldn’t close my eyes. I needed some Aleve, but our hallway looks like this:
So, we pulled the frame apart, clamped the boards together, and re-cut them.
It’s actually going pretty smoothly, aside from that hiccup. It’s a slow process, but more because of the logistics-dimensions and lumber sizes, not so much difficulty. That’s it for now, hopefully these drugs will kick in and I will be back in high gear tonight, and tomorrow’s post will be pictures of my amazing new fireplace and hardwood floors. Haha. Honestly, if we have one piece of straight hardwood flooring in tonight, that will be celebration-worthy. Bring on the Moet.
Since I have nothing real to share, I wanted to show off someone else’s awesome fireplace. This is a makeover by The Lettered Cottage, which was part of the inspiration for my own:
|The Lettered Cottage Fireplace Makeover|
It’s really beautiful. Their blog is amazing, these are two incredibly creative people. Click on the link to check out the before pictures and all their work, it’s pretty impressive.