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Productive Sunday!

After enjoying a romantic Friday (and Saturday!) with my ballistabob, we spent a productive Sunday working on our new fireplace.

Hooray for weekends at home!

Ballisbabob had already assembled a nice mantelpiece/bookcase for our fireplace, and today we stained it and put the dentiled decoration on it. Finally, after a day of fun and sweat (man, it was warm today!), our living room has acquired a new look.

Here are the before and after pictures. Isn't it neat?






I love home improvement projects!

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theceridwen
Apr. 26th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Wow, that IS a whole new look! I love it!
belfebe
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Thank you!
cbellfleur
Apr. 26th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
Nicely done! It gives the chimney area a much more "finished" look. Less of an imposing brick wall. And more book shelves!
belfebe
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Bookshelves! I just love the fact that I got booksheves in the deal! LOL
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belfebe
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! It feels really cozy. I love it!
fiberferret
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
beautiful, and it really balances the space off nicely
belfebe
Apr. 27th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
wyvern_or
Apr. 27th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
That looks great! We still need to talk glass don't we?
ballistabob
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Yep. belfebe and I were looking at Mondrian vs. Frank Lloyd Wright, and I think we are leaning towards the FLW. I've got some links on my computer at home that I will forward to you.
dawnhutchings
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
It really brightens the room. Did you do something with the ceilings? They seem brighter also, or did you just match the bookcase with the ceiling?
ballistabob
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
Before pic was w/o flash, after pic with flash. That's why the color difference. But yes, we tried to match the stain for the new piece with the ceiling/walls.
melaniesuzanne
Apr. 27th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's grand. Good job!
belfebe
Apr. 27th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
molly_world
Apr. 27th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Love the new mantle/shelves...but really digging on the picture...it makes me miss Mexico!! How about a run for the border? I'll buy the first round!!
belfebe
Apr. 27th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
A run for the border sounds like a plan! :-D

And the picture was painted by my mother. It's actually pastels on paper. She was about to throw it out, and I rescued it and framed it. It's probably my favorite picture.

PS. I should log in before posting, so it won't come as "Anonymous."
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